For many years the business had struggled along with a flavour of romantic insecurity in a small, dissolute-looking shop in the High Street, adorned with brilliantly coloured advertisements of cycles, a display of bells, trouser-clips, oil-cans, pump-clips, frame-cases, wallets
, and other accessories, and the announcement of "Bicycles on Hire," "Repairs," "Free inflation," "Petrol," and similar attractions.
The walls of bare unpainted planks were studded here and there with great wooden pins, placed at irregular intervals and heights, from which hung over-tunics, wallets
, whips, bridles, and saddles.
Neither will I more than hint at my foreigner-like mistake in supposing that a party of most active persons, who scrambled on board at the peril of their lives as we approached the wharf, were newsmen, answering to that industrious class at home; whereas, despite the leathern wallets
of news slung about the necks of some, and the broad sheets in the hands of all, they were Editors, who boarded ships in person (as one gentleman in a worsted comforter informed me), 'because they liked the excitement of it.
Then Le Renard Subtil will go," returned the runner, coolly raising his little wallet
from the place where it had lain at his feet; "and the pale faces will see none but their own color.
But, after some difficulty having opened his bag, he commenced fumbling in it, and presently pulled out a sort of tomahawk, and a seal-skin wallet
with the hair on.
I recollect one young fellow - a tinker, I suppose, from his wallet
and brazier - who had a woman with him, and who faced about and stared at me thus; and then roared to me in such a tremendous voice to come back, that I halted and looked round.
One day, having to go a long way from home, he mounted his horse, taking with him a small wallet
in which he had put a few biscuits and dates, because he had to pass through the desert where no food was to be got.
Little John turned the Sheriff's wallet
We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions from his wallet
, which he began devouring voraciously.
She gave him a goat skin full of black wine, and another larger one of water; she also gave him a wallet
full of provisions, and found him in much good meat.
They informed Captain Bonneville, however, that not far from his quarters they had found a wallet
of fresh meat and a cord, which they supposed had been left by some prowling Blackfeet.
My physician, having recovered from the fatigues of his exertions, as if anxious to make amends for the pain to which he had subjected me, now took some herbs out of a little wallet
that was suspended from his waist, and moistening them in water, applied them to the inflamed part, stooping over it at the same time, and either whispering a spell, or having a little confidential chat with some imaginary demon located in the calf of my leg.