He was as much out of place as an old sword -- now rusty, but which had flashed once in the battle's front, and showed still a bright gleam along its blade -- would have been among the inkstands
, paper-folders, and mahogany rulers on the Deputy Collector's desk.
Books were flung aside without being put away on the shelves, inkstands
were overturned, benches thrown down, and the whole school was turned loose an hour before the usual time, bursting forth like a legion of young imps, yelping and racketing about the green in joy at their early emancipation.
The boys--with the exception of Master Squeers, who, coming to his father's assistance, harassed the enemy in the rear--moved not, hand or foot; but Mrs Squeers, with many shrieks for aid, hung on to the tail of her partner's coat, and endeavoured to drag him from his infuriated adversary; while Miss Squeers, who had been peeping through the keyhole in expectation of a very different scene, darted in at the very beginning of the attack, and after launching a shower of inkstands
at the usher's head, beat Nicholas to her heart's content; animating herself, at every blow, with the recollection of his having refused her proffered love, and thus imparting additional strength to an arm which (as she took after her mother in this respect) was, at no time, one of the weakest.
A young woman of a modest and pleasing guise was standing before a show window gazing with sprightly interest at its display of shaving mugs and inkstands
, and two yards from the window a large policeman of severe demeanour leaned against a water plug.
He felt light-hearted, as though he had been ambushed all alone in a jungle many thousands of miles away from departmental desks and official inkstands
Sparsit, and as he had already caught her eye and seen that she was going to ask him something, he made a pretence of arranging the rulers, inkstands
, and so forth, while that lady went on with her tea, glancing through the open window, down into the street.
cried Jo, losing her temper when she had upset an inkstand
, broken both boot lacings, and sat down upon her hat.
With one eye closed, and the other keenly regarding the inkstand
There were two or three games and there was a beautiful little writing-case with a gold monogram on it and a gold pen and inkstand
On her way out, she noticed a table in a corner, with an inkstand
and a paper-case on it, and tried, without attracting his attention, to take the writing materials away.
While I was waiting for the coach in the hotel at Yarmouth that very afternoon, I procured a sheet of paper and an inkstand
, and wrote a note to Peggotty, which ran thus: 'My dear Peggotty.
This chap (why you must have come down in the night and been peeping into the inkstand
, to get this blot upon your eyebrow, you old rascal