Mademoiselle Stangerson went to the Post Office
to get a letter, which Larsan says was written by Robert Darzac; for knowing nothing of what had passed at the Elysee, Larsan believes that it was Monsieur Darzac himself who stole the reticule with the key, with the design of forcing her consent, by getting possession of the precious papers of her father--papers which he would have restored to him on condition that the marriage engagement was to be fulfilled.
He thought of little things--Turk Smollet wheel- ing boards through the main street of his town in the morning, a tall woman, beautifully gowned, who had once stayed overnight at his father's hotel, Butch Wheeler the lamp lighter of Winesburg hur- rying through the streets on a summer evening and holding a torch in his hand, Helen White standing by a window in the Winesburg post office
and put- ting a stamp on an envelope.
I should have gone straight home from the post office
for we have company.
And just then came the call from the post office
to go to work.
How they laughed when the secret came out, never dreaming how many love letters that little post office
would hold in the years to come.
So, just as Amos Kendall had left the post office
service thirty years before to establish the telegraph business, Theodore N.
He made no mention of the way in which he had employed himself; merely informing Newman that a letter addressed to him under his assumed name at the Post Office
, Portsmouth, would readily find him, and entreating that worthy friend to write full particulars of the situation of his mother and sister, and an account of all the grand things that Ralph Nickleby had done for them since his departure from London.
By an arbitrary ruling of the Post Office
, these editions were decided to be not the regular circulation of the paper, and for that reason were denied admission to the mails.
Before parting they had made an arrangement that she should write to Charing Cross Post Office
till he was able to send her an address, and when he went there he found three letters from her.
Now, in this piece of waste ground, there was, at that time, an enclosure belonging to some wheelwright who contracted with the Post Office
for the purchase of old, worn-out mail coaches; and my uncle, being very fond of coaches, old, young, or middle-aged, all at once took it into his head to step out of his road for no other purpose than to peep between the palings at these mails--about a dozen of which he remembered to have seen, crowded together in a very forlorn and dismantled state, inside.
He had made a fortune in business, and spent nearly all of it in building up a magazine, which the post office
department had tried to suppress, and had driven to Canada.
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.