Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS
OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
It is like saying that the best daily paper
in New York is published out in New Jersey somewhere.
Opening this piece of paper
in the next pause, the counsel looked with great attention and curiosity at the prisoner.
At all the street corners groups of people were reading papers
, talking excitedly, or staring at these unusual Sunday visitors.
You must also put in a note to say that all the other papers
were burned by your uncle, and that this is the only one which remains.
He arrived late in the afternoon, having stopped for tea in a large riverside town, and he had a pink evening paper
sticking out of his pocket.
And coming to look at that paper
at your full leisure and convenience--all in good time, for you're not curious to read it, and why should you be?
Whenever, hereafter, I see the cross-legged Grand Turk smoking his narghili, in pretended bliss, on the outside of a paper
of Connecticut tobacco, I shall know him for the shameless humbug he is.
I looked with amazement at the absurd hieroglyphics upon the paper
, as they appeared from month to month, were not the product of those unities of time and place which were the happy conditioning of
He therefore came to the conclusion that the parcel contained simply some papers
, and that these papers
were relating to politics.
I'll be at the hotel in a little while, and since I'm not going a step into the office again, bring all papers
to sign and the rest over to my rooms.
To my unspeakable disappointment I found but few papers
of any kind to examine.
She must have destroyed all her papers
, poor dear, before her last illness; and the Handbill and the other things can only have escaped, because they were left in a place which she never thought of examining.
After examining the papers
, the King put them away and promised him an order on the Lord High Treasurer of the Extortion Department for a million tumtums.