"It is true; I beg pardon." Then he turned on his subordinate and calmly said, "Bring another label."
At the same time he slid the present label off with his hand and laid it aside; it had been newly put on, its paste was still wet.
"Our next inquiries took us to Edinburgh--to the druggist whose label we had found on the crumpled morsel of paper, and to other druggists likewise whom we were instructed to question.
The druggist whose label had been found on the crumpled bit of paper now appeared on the stand, to make the position of my unhappy husband more critical than ever.
'The first experiments were made by taking articles in common use, such as knives, forks, spoons, keys, &c., and pasting upon them labels
with their names printed in raised letters.
All the shelves were lined with blue glass bottles, neatly labeled
by the Magician to show what they contained.
We hear of them, and we see foreign labels
on much luggage, but we find travellers instead of cosmopolites.
I guessed what it was, and couldn't resist making sure; the minute I was satisfied, I changed the label
and the position of the two decanters, little thinking I should stay to see the fun; but in another minute I could hardly keep my eyes open.
She found some tiny canisters upon the dresser, labeled
"Rice," "Coffee?" "Sago"; but when she turned them upside down there was nothing inside except red and blue beads.
On that first evening Bolkonski spent with him, having mentioned the Commission for the Revision of the Code of Laws, Speranski told him sarcastically that the Commission had existed for a hundred and fifty years, had cost millions, and had done nothing except that Rosenkampf had stuck labels
on the corresponding paragraphs of the different codes.
I observed that these bottles had labels
about their necks, and that these labels
were inscribed "Kirschenwasser."
We noticed that in the jewelry stores they had some of the articles marked "gold" and some labeled
"imitation." We wondered at this extravagance of honesty and inquired into the matter.