The fingers spread slightly, falling apart of their own weight, and the pencil
"Well, he wrote so furiously that he broke his pencil
, and had, as you observe, to sharpen it again.
It was a difficult task, for he held the pencil
as one would grasp the hilt of a dagger, which does not add greatly to ease in writing or to the legibility of the results.
Betteredge gave his imperfectly-pointed pencil
a preliminary lick with his tongue.
Oh, if you knew the frightful anguish in my heart." He threw the pencil
I came very near tearing it up, but for the peculiar colour pencil
it's written with.
I took the tablets from her hand, and it trembled again, and it trembled more as she took off the chain to which the pencil
was attached, and put it in mine.
Knightley had been telling him something about brewing sprucebeer, and he wanted to put it down; but when he took out his pencil
, there was so little lead that he soon cut it all away, and it would not do, so you lent him another, and this was left upon the table as good for nothing.
My fertile pencil
has delineated the characters I met with, at that period of my life, with a force and distinctness which my pen cannot hope to rival--has portrayed them all more or less prominently, with the one solitary exception of a prisoner called Gentleman Jones.
"Matthew twenty-third; 13--14 and 23," he wrote; then, with a gesture of impatience, he dropped his pencil
and pulled toward him a magazine left on the desk by his wife a few minutes before.
"Good Heavens!" exclaimed the District Attorney, throwing down his note-book and pencil
; "this is all quite irregular.
Colbert is industrious, scarcely was the new intendant left alone, before he took a pencil
from his pocket, and as there was paper on the table, began to make notes."