A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two
with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
'My number two
, Nelly, my second, my Mrs Quilp,' said the dwarf.
And yet for Number One they will go through fire and water, and for Number Two
they won't so much as turn their heads to look at him.
In that room he found three gentlemen; number one doing nothing particular, number two
doing nothing particular, number three doing nothing particular.
Traddles, at number two
in the Court, has not a rising reputation among the lawyers?'
He really did look serious when he was saying it, and I couldn't help feeling a sort of exultation that he was number Two
in one day.
He is himself his own World, his own Universe; of any other than himself he can form no conception; he knows not Length, nor Breadth, nor Height, for he has had no experience of them; he has no cognizance even of the number Two
; nor has he a thought of Plurality; for he is himself his One and All, being really Nothing.
They resolved to keep a lookout for that Spaniard when he should come to town spying out for chances to do his revengeful job, and follow him to "Number Two
," wherever that might be.
Baggs looked at it--lost in an instant some of the fine color plentifully diffused over her face by sleep and spirits--sat down in the nearest chair with a thump that seemed to threaten the very foundations of Number Two
, Zion Place--and stared me hard in the face; the most speechless and helpless elderly female I ever beheld.
'When I say number one,' pursued Mr Squeers, putting the mug before the children, 'the boy on the left hand nearest the window may take a drink; and when I say number two
, the boy next him will go in, and so till we come to number five, which is the last boy.
Not finding it at number one, they come to number two
. On the hat of wanderer number two
, the shorter one, I drop this pellet.
And as for number two
, and why I made a bargain--well, you came crawling on your knees to me to make it--on your knees you came, you was that downhearted--and you'd have starved too if I hadn't--but that's a trifle!