The same day a customer came in, and the shoes suited him so well that he willingly paid a price higher than usual for them; and the poor shoemaker, with the money, bought leather enough to make two pairs more.
As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker's bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and could not take his eyes off them.
The next day the wife said to the shoemaker. 'These little wights have made us rich, and we ought to be thankful to them, and do them a good turn if we can.
The shoemaker stopped his work; looked with a vacant air of listening, at the floor on one side of him; then similarly, at the floor on the other side of him; then, upward at the speaker.
When he had stood, for a minute or two, by the side of Defarge, the shoemaker looked up.
The shoemaker looked up as before, but without removing a hand from his work.
The family very likely came at first from France, and the name may mean shoemaker
, from an old Norman word chaucier or chaussier, a shoemaker
They were certainly far handsomer than those Dame Shoemaker had made for little Karen.
The rich shoemaker in the city took the measure of her little foot.
Neither will the builder make his tools--and he too needs many; and in like manner the weaver and shoemaker
There was an English thief, who had been there but a few days out of seven years: a villainous, low-browed, thin-lipped fellow, with a white face; who had as yet no relish for visitors, and who, but for the additional penalty, would have gladly stabbed me with his shoemaker
Darya Alexandrovna regarded staying in the country for the summer as essential for the children, especially for the little girl, who had not succeeded in regaining her strength after the scarlatina, and also as a means of escaping the petty humiliations, the little bills owing to the wood-merchant, the fishmonger, the shoemaker
, which made her miserable.
I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker
's to get a shoe which was mended.
In that same house ANOTHER person--a person of great wealth-may also have been dreaming of shoes; but, of shoes of a very different pattern and fashion (in a manner of speaking, if you understand my metaphor, we are all of us shoemakers
"There's an old proverb to the effect that shoemakers
' wives go barefoot and doctors' wives die young.