Two out of the collection of parcels in her arms fell from them on the stairs.
Wragge, turning deadly pale, and letting her whole remaining collection of parcels fall about her in a little cascade of commodities.
Wragge, standing petrified in her own magic circle of linen-drapers' parcels. "Here's a worse ghost than any of 'em -- a ghost in a gray cloak and a poke bonnet.
Wragge by reiterated assurances that one appearance (according to all the laws and regulations of ghosts) meant nothing unless it was immediately followed by two more -- after patiently leading back her attention to the parcels dropped on the floor and on the stairs -- and after promising to keep the door of communication ajar between the two rooms if Mrs.
But a second after, one of them runs back into the shop and says, `Have I left a parcel!' Well, I looked everywhere and couldn't see one; so he says, `Never mind; but if it should turn up, please post it to this address,' and he left me the address and a shilling for my trouble.
I had the sense to make a duplicate of the right parcel, and now, my friend, you've got the duplicate and I've got the jewels.
"I went back to that sweet-shop and asked if I'd left a parcel, and gave them a particular address if it turned up.
Having got my second cargo on shore - though I was fain to open the barrels of powder, and bring them by parcels
, for they were too heavy, being large casks - I went to work to make me a little tent with the sail and some poles which I cut for that purpose: and into this tent I brought everything that I knew would spoil either with rain or sun; and I piled all the empty chests and casks up in a circle round the tent, to fortify it from any sudden attempt, either from man or beast.
Only let me make the tea first, John; and then I'll help you with the parcels, like a busy bee.
Here's the clothes-basket for the small parcels, John, if you've got any there--where are you, John?'
Next moment she was down upon her knees before the basket, speaking in a sprightly voice, and busy with the parcels.
"Because Van Baerle will neither give up the parcel
nor burn it without a special command to do so."
'Suit me excellently,' said the stranger, 'five precisely--till then--care of yourselves;' and lifting the pinched-up hat a few inches from his head, and carelessly replacing it very much on one side, the stranger, with half the brown paper parcel sticking out of his pocket, walked briskly up the yard, and turned into the High Street.
He had divested himself of his brown paper parcel, but had made no alteration in his attire, and was, if possible, more loquacious than ever.
In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels
, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense.