The master chuckled grimly at this burglarious
entry, and insisted on leaving the hall-door and two of the front windows open, to frighten the truants on their return; and then the two set about foraging for tea, in which operation the master was much at fault, having the faintest possible idea of where to find anything, and being, moreover, wondrously short-sighted; but Tom, by a sort of instinct, knew the right cupboards in the kitchen and pantry, and soon managed to place on the snuggery table better materials for a meal than had appeared there probably during the reign of his tutor, who was then and there initiated, amongst other things, into the excellence of that mysterious condiment, a dripping-cake.
A little while afterwards, he broke out in an entirely new direction, and confessed to a knowledge of burglarious
intentions as to our premises, on the part of the pot-boy, who was immediately taken up.
Poyser accepted this compromise, but thought it advisable to bar and bolt to the utmost; and now, at the last moment before starting, Nancy, the dairy-maid, was closing the shutters of the house-place, although the window, lying under the immediate observation of Alick and the dogs, might have been supposed the least likely to be selected for a burglarious
they were full too, full to the brim; at least, the second one was; no wretched burglarious
Da Silvestra had been filling goat-skins out of that.
Losberne for Oliver's appearance if he should ever be called upon; and Blathers and Duff, being rewarded with a couple of guineas, returned to town with divided opinions on the subject of their expedition: the latter gentleman on a mature consideration of all the circumstances, inclining to the belief that the burglarious
attempt had originated with the Family Pet; and the former being equally disposed to concede the full merit of it to the great Mr.
was not the liveliest object even in Saint Mary Axe--which is not a very lively spot--with a sobbing gaslight in the counting- house window, and a burglarious
stream of fog creeping in to strangle it through the keyhole of the main door.
entry [was] common to both indictments" in