The sixth drawer was at once a surprise and a disappointment.
In the momentary irritation caused by my discovery of the emptiness of the last drawer, I had just lifted my foot to push it back into its place, when the door communicating with the hall opened, and Major Fitz-David stood before me.
The instant he noticed the open drawer I saw a change in his face.
I had not closed the drawer of the cabinet while we were talking, and I glanced carelessly, as I answered him, at the fragments of the broken vase.
Lydgate had after all to give some scrutiny to each drawer
, the Vicar laughing at himself, and yet persisting in the exhibition.
He let poor Tink out of the drawer
, and she flew about the nursery screaming with fury.
Henry Jekyll, on a piece of business of some moment; and I understood ..." He paused and put his hand to his throat, and I could see, in spite of his collected manner, that he was wrestling against the approaches of the hysteria--"I understood, a drawer ..."
"There it is, sir," said I, pointing to the drawer, where it lay on the floor behind a table and still covered with the sheet.
Saying this, the judge pointed with his finger to the third drawer of the press, near the fireplace.
you will not," said Van Spennen, when he saw Cornelius standing immovable and bewildered, "then I shall open the drawer myself."
And, pulling out the drawer to its full length, the magistrate at first alighted on about twenty bulbs, carefully arranged and ticketed, and then on the paper parcel, which had remained in exactly the same state as it was when delivered by the unfortunate Cornelius de Witt to his godson.
At the end of that time he took the revolver once more from the drawer
of his writing-table and fingered it.