Gossett lowered his driver, and wheeled round, but Sigsbee had snatched the envelope
from the boy's hand.
He felt, before he even opened the envelopes
, that the very fact of their existence was like a nightmare.
There were, moreover, thousands of letters, and a mass of faithful recollections contributed by old friends, which had grown yellow now in their envelopes
, but must be placed somewhere, or their feelings would be hurt.
He looked at the pile of letters waiting for him upon his desk, little square envelopes
many of them, but all telling the same tale, all tributes to his great success, and the mockery of it all smote hard upon the walls of his fortitude.
As usual when he made an obscure joke, he leaned against the desk and bellowed in a paroxysm of laughter, his hands shaking so that he could hardly open the envelopes
Grandma turned over the little packet tied up with a faded pink ribbon; a dozen yellow notes written on rough, thick paper, with red wafers still adhering to the folds, showing plainly that they were written before the day of initial note-paper and self-sealing envelopes
He knows exactly where his letter-paper and envelopes
, his wood, and his boxes and all the rest of his things are.
, of course: an inner one, unsealed, and addressed to "Mrs.
We had brought his belated correspondence, and a lot of torn envelopes
and open letters littered his bed.
were then unknown; they had no wax, and dared not disturb the stillness of the evening school-room by getting up and going to ask the usher for some.
When I had done, and had sealed and directed the two envelopes
, I went back with the letters to Laura's room, to show her that they were written.
It was such an unusual thing to be seen there that he spun round almost before he realized his surprise; and all the sham men about him pivoted on their heels; all appeared surprised; and all moved rapidly towards envelopes