Mr Brass not caring, as it seemed, to pursue the subject any further, they both plied their pens
at a great pace, and there the discussion ended.
There were groups of cattle being driven to the chutes, which were roadways about fifteen feet wide, raised high above the pens. In these chutes the stream of animals was continuous; it was quite uncanny to watch them, pressing on to their fate, all unsuspicious a very river of death.
After they had seen enough of the pens, the party went up the street, to the mass of buildings which occupy the center of the yards.
Its white fingers took the pen
and wrote on the unfinished letter.
"'Tweren't fair caount," said he, stumbling out of the pen
; "an' I'm stung up all to pieces."
Lecount laid down the Draft letter from which she had been dictating thus far, and informed Noel Vanstone by a sign that his pen
She dipped the pen
in the ink resolutely, and prepared to write.
"I say it is for nothing, my friend," said Manicamp, taking up the pen
again, "and you exhaust my credit.
The next time I sat down to write, and regularly afterwards, she sat in her old place, with a spare bundle of pens
at her side.
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.
It is at school that he injures himself for life--as I firmly believe--trying to pronounce German; and it is there, too, that he learns of the importance attached by the French nation to pens
, ink, and paper.
above all, For the resurrection of deep-buried faith In Truth -- in Virtue -- in Humanity -- Of all who, on Despair's unhallowed bed Lying down to die, have suddenly arisen At thy soft-murmured words, "Let there be light!" At the soft-murmured words that were fulfilled In the seraphic glancing of thine eyes -- Of all who owe thee most -- whose gratitude Nearest resembles worship -- oh, remember The truest -- the most fervently devoted, And think that these weak lines are written by him -- By him who, as he pens
them, thrills to think His spirit is communing with an angel's.