That he was well known in the neighbourhood, and enjoyed the reputation of having sold himself to the devil, I soon understood from the visits he received from the boys, who continually came skirmishing about the shop
, shouting that legend, and calling to him to bring out his gold.
At length on his last little rush --Pickles found that the shop
Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint, for there they coin money; but, in this shop
, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble.
Palfrey into the parlour behind the shop
, where a mild back-street light fell on the features of the heroic admiral; but by getting hold of him rather late one evening as he was about to return home from Grimworth, the aspiring lover succeeded in persuading him to sup on some collared beef which, after Mrs.
He come in at the door," said the old man, slowly pointing an imaginary track along the shop
, "on the day he did it--the whole neighbourhood had said for months before that he would do it, of a certainty sooner or later--he come in at the door that day, and walked along there, and sat himself on a bench that stood there, and asked me (you'll judge I was a mortal sight younger then) to fetch him a pint of wine.
said old Smallways, regarding his youngest son from the sitting-room window over the green-grocer's shop
with something between pride and reprobation.
In the offices and shops
and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.
I bought the doll's house, and as they knew the lady's address (it was at this shop
that I first learned her name) I instructed them to send it back to her with the following letter, which I wrote in the shop
: "Dear madam, don't be ridiculous.
To listen to conversation about such things would mean to be bored, wherefore the idlers decree that such things are shop
and must not be talked about.
seemed to be full of all manner of curious things-- but the oddest part of it all was, that whenever she looked hard at any shelf, to make out exactly what it had on it, that particular shelf was always quite empty: though the others round it were crowded as full as they could hold.
But this corner was also attractive to youth at a later stage; and a young man, not less than twenty-four, was staring into the same shop
No harm was done by the fog to trade, for it lay high, and the lighted windows of the shops
were thronged with customers.
Then the customer of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop
one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter.
We had not been long out of the shop
but the mercer missed his piece of stuff, and sent his messengers, one one way and one another, and they presently seized her that had the piece, with the damask upon her.
--for it had a shop
--was, with reference to the first floor, where shops
usually are; and there all resemblance between it and any other shop
stopped short and ceased.