because there are two or three feet of solid earth between the oyster leads.
And moreover, how about three oyster beds, one above another, and thick strata of good honest earth between?
Charley whispered, when we passed from the view of the oyster fleet.
The situation is growing desperate, and something must be done to determine whether I or that band of ruffians own those oyster beds.
Then I sought out French Frank, the oyster
pirate, who wanted to sell, I had heard, his sloop, the Razzle Dazzle.
Those adhering to the shell of the oyster
are more irregular in shape, and are sold by weight.
All that day, though he waited for Mr Abel until evening, Kit kept clear of his mother's house, determined not to anticipate the pleasures of the morrow, but to let them come in their full rush of delight; for to-morrow was the great and long looked-for epoch in his life--to-morrow was the end of his first quarter--the day of receiving, for the first time, one fourth part of his annual income of Six Pounds in one vast sum of Thirty Shillings--to-morrow was to be a half-holiday devoted to a whirl of entertainments, and little Jacob was to know what oysters
meant, and to see a play.
The room was full of the blue wreaths of smoke, and the lamp-light shone through the thin haze upon gold-topped bottles, plates, napkins, and a litter of oyster
shells and cigarettes.
Some must have the flowering crocus, the wood-starring dogwood, the voice of bluebird--even so gross a reminder as the farewell handshake of the retiring buckwheat and oyster
before they can welcome the Lady in Green to their dull bosoms.
Well, then, my friend, you give us two--or better say three--dozen oysters
, clear soup with vegetables.
but though he looked vaguely here and there, as if the oysters
might be on the top of the bookshelf, his eyes returned always to Katharine.
Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters
from a barrel: which Mr.
Personally, I'm for a few oysters
, a hot bird, and a cold bottle.
Weller and the guard are endeavouring to insinuate into the fore-boot a huge cod-fish several sizes too large for it--which is snugly packed up, in a long brown basket, with a layer of straw over the top, and which has been left to the last, in order that he may repose in safety on the half-dozen barrels of real native oysters
, all the property of Mr.
But Mrs Clennam, resolved to treat herself with the greater rigour for having been supposed to be unacquainted with reparation, refused to eat her oysters
when they were brought.