One morning Mr Sampson Brass sat upon his stool copying some legal process, and viciously digging his pen
deep into the paper, as if he were writing upon the very heart of the party against whom it was directed; and Miss Sally Brass sat upon her stool making a new pen
preparatory to drawing out a little bill, which was her favourite occupation; and so they sat in silence for a long time, until Miss Brass broke silence.
There is over a square mile of space in the yards, and more than half of it is occupied by cattle pens
; north and south as far as the eye can reach there stretches a sea of pens
He pointed to a sort of wooden pen
just in front of the quarter- deck.
Take the pen
in hand again, and leave the money to Admiral Bartram."
So engrossed was the Butcher, he heeded them not, As he wrote with a pen
in each hand, And explained all the while in a popular style Which the Beaver could well understand.
So whilst me and Jim filed away at the pens
on a brickbat apiece, Jim a-making his'n out of the brass and I making mine out of the spoon, Tom set to work to think out the coat of arms.
Sometimes, of an evening, when I was at home and at work - for I wrote a good deal now, and was beginning in a small way to be known as a writer - I would lay down my pen
, and watch my child-wife trying to be good.
He hated the chain that bound him, the men who peered in at him through the slats of the pen
, the dogs that accompanied the men and that snarled malignantly at him in his helplessness.
In the deep silence I could hear the pen
of my secretary traveling steadily over the paper while it wrote those words.
"Yes; I am a supercargo; pen
, ink, and paper are my tools, and without my tools I am fit for nothing."
Then he was set at liberty, but on condition that he should use his pen
to support the Government.
"I have spent five hundred pounds this morning with a scrape of my pen
. And, only a week since, I yielded to temptation and made an addition to my picture-gallery." She looked, as she said those words, towards an archway at the further end of the room, closed by curtains of purple velvet.