She turned to a handsome sideboard near the door, and presently faced him again with a decanter
of whiskey and a glass in her hand, and a return of the bewitching smile she had worn on entering.
Then Tom and Bob went to the sideboard where the decanter
was, and mixed a glass of bitters and handed it to him, and he held it in his hand and waited till Tom's and Bob's was mixed, and then they bowed and said, "Our duty to you, sir, and madam;" and THEY bowed the least bit in the world and said thank you, and so they drank, all three, and Bob and Tom poured a spoonful of water on the sugar and the mite of whisky or apple brandy in the bottom of their tumblers, and give it to me and Buck, and we drank to the old people too.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter
, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
Linton, on the third day, unbarred her door, and having finished the water in her pitcher and decanter
, desired a renewed supply, and a basin of gruel, for she believed she was dying.
Here he produced a decanter
of curiously light wine, and a block of curiously heavy cake, and administered instalments of those dainties to the young people: at the same time, sending out a meagre servant to offer a glass of something to the postboy, who answered that he thanked the gentleman, but if it was the same tap as he had tasted before, he had rather not.
We did not stay there, after dinner, but came upstairs into the drawing-room again: in one snug corner of which, Agnes set glasses for her father, and a decanter
of port wine.
I flew to the dining room, and returned with the decanter
Noirtier directed their attention to a waiter, on which was placed a decanter
containing lemonade and a glass.
The crimson cloth over the large dining-table is very threadbare, though it contrasts pleasantly enough with the dead hue of the plaster on the walls; but on this cloth there is a massive silver waiter with a decanter
of water on it, of the same pattern as two larger ones that are propped up on the sideboard with a coat of arms conspicuous in their centre.
Old Charley," who was pretty much intoxicated, and excessively red in the face, now took a seat, with an air of mock dignity, at the head of the board, and thumped furiously upon it with a decanter
, calling upon the company to keep order "during the ceremony of disinterring the treasure.
You will help me to empty the decanter
in honour of this great occasion
The sequel certainly could not be overlooked; for the Duke, in dead silence, smashed a decanter
on the man's bald head as suddenly as I had seen him smash the glass that day in the orchard.