Presently he noticed as an odd thing that it was undoubtedly out upon the lagoon with some definite purpose, for it was fighting the tide, and sometimes winning; and when it won, Peter, always sympathetic to the weaker side, could not help clapping; it was such a gallant piece of paper
While Jones was kissing and mumbling the book, as if he had an excellent brown buttered crust in his mouth or as if he had really been a book-worm, or an author who had nothing to eat but his own works, a piece of paper
fell from its leaves to the ground, which Partridge took up, and delivered to Jones, who presently perceived it to be a bank-bill.
Presently I became conscious in my reverie of a little crumpled piece of paper
on the floor.
Hamel's fingers inside his waistcoat pocket were smoothing out the crumpled piece of paper
which she had passed to him.
Jaggers said, triumphantly, "I thought we should come to it!" and called to Wemmick to give him that piece of paper
. Wemmick appeared, handed it in, and disappeared.
"Sidney," he said, "I want you to find the gentleman whose name I am writing upon this piece of paper
. If he is not in the reception rooms and has not arrived, telephone for him.
Without giving any further attention to Daddy Jacques, my friend took a piece of paper
from his pocket, and taking out a pair of scissors, bent over the footprints.
We also discovered, first some letters, and next a crumpled piece of paper
thrown aside in a corner of one of the shelves.
"No, that one was better...where is it?" He went back to his wife, and scowling, and not looking at her, asked his eldest little girl, where was that piece of paper
he had given them?
"But my dear friend," he cried, "my dear young friend, you were not thinking - do not say that you were thinking of asking such a sum as five thousand pounds for this little piece of paper
But he had scrawled on a piece of paper
that lay in the lamplight:
How did you come by this piece of paper
, my good friend?'