Davis, the teacher, that Amy March had pickled limes in her desk
He was as much out of place as an old sword -- now rusty, but which had flashed once in the battle's front, and showed still a bright gleam along its blade -- would have been among the inkstands, paper-folders, and mahogany rulers on the Deputy Collector's desk
His companion explained the situation, and the lawyer took the paper and began to read it, while Jurgis stood clutching the desk
with knotted hands, trembling in every nerve.
The frowsy woman who sat at the desk
in the lobby of the great Friederichsbad and sold bath tickets, not only insulted me twice every day, with rigid fidelity to her great trust, but she took trouble enough to cheat me out of a shilling, one day, to have fairly entitled her to ten.
The very next day after that gracious experience, while her change of style was fresh upon her and she was vain of her purified condition, her master left a couple dollars unprotected on his desk
, and she happened upon that temptation when she was polishing around with a dustrag.
Nudges and winks and whispers traversed the room, but Tom sat still, with his arms upon the long, low desk
before him, and seemed to study his book.
The teacher's desk
and chair stood on a platform in one corner; there was an uncouth stove, never blackened oftener than once a year, a map of the United States, two blackboards, a ten-quart tin pail of water and long-handled dipper on a corner shelf, and wooden desks
and benches for the scholars, who only numbered twenty in Rebecca's time.
Stryver, leaning his arms confidentially on the desk
: whereupon, although it was a large double one, there appeared to be not half desk
enough for him: "I am going to make an offer of myself in marriage to your agreeable little friend, Miss Manette, Mr.
Here I sit at the desk
again, watching his eye - humbly watching his eye, as he rules a ciphering-book for another victim whose hands have just been flattened by that identical ruler, and who is trying to wipe the sting out with a pocket-handkerchief.
As he sunk to the floor I wheeled around with my back toward the nearest desk
, expecting to be overwhelmed by the vengeance of his fellows, but determined to give them as good a battle as the unequal odds would permit before I gave up my life.
Fogg, taking a roll of bank-bills from the carpet-bag, which Passepartout had by him, and placing them on the clerk's desk
For such offenders, if any such there be, a rod of birch is hanging over the fireplace, and a heavy ferule lies on the master's desk