MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--For God's sake go to the jeweller's
, and tell him that, after all, he need not make the pearl and emerald earrings.
Finding that his watch has stopped, he turns into the jeweller's shop, to have it wound and set.
'That I was aware of,' is the jeweller's reply, 'for Mr.
Ultimately, he went into the most famous jeweller's
, and said he wanted to buy a little gift for a lady.
But the evil of it is that it is a world wrapped up in too much jeweller's
cotton and fine wool, and cannot hear the rushing of the larger worlds, and cannot see them as they circle round the sun.
"Well," said the landlord, when Hetty had spread the precious trifles before him, "we might take 'em to the jeweller's shop, for there's one not far off; but Lord bless you, they wouldn't give you a quarter o' what the things are worth.
"Oh yes, I'll be very glad if you'll give me that," said Hetty, relieved at the thought that she would not have to go to the jeweller's and be stared at and questioned.
Signs were hung out on all sides to allure him; some to catch him by the appetite, as the tavern and victualling cellar; some by the fancy, as the dry goods store and the jeweller's
; and others by the hair or the feet or the skirts, as the barber, the shoemaker, or the tailor.
I was recalled to this planet by a deluge of gems from the jeweller's bag.
And the diamond ring that cost L95, the necklet for L200, and my flaming star at another L100, all three lay safe and snug in the jeweller's own cotton-wool!
They were over a jeweller's
shop, as I could see by the peep-hole in the shop door, and the bright light burning within.
He might deposit the precious stone in any place especially guarded and set apart--like a banker's or jeweller's
strong-room-- for the safe custody of valuables of high price.