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On the notice-board in the Captains' Room, the pulsing arrows of some twenty indicators register, degree by geographical degree, the progress of as many homeward-bound packets.
Three years had elapsed since the sailing of the emigrant ship; when, at that same hour of sunset, and in the same place, I stood on the deck of the packet vessel that brought me home, looking on the rosy water where I had seen the image of that ship reflected.
On the table where, the previous night, I had counted the money there still was lying the packet of twenty five thousand florins.
A few weeks after the famous fight of Waterloo, and after the Gazette had made known to her the promotion and gallantry of that distinguished officer, the Dieppe packet brought over to Miss Crawley at Brighton, a box containing presents, and a dutiful letter, from the Colonel her nephew.
very well," replied Colbert, and placing his hat between his knees, he began to unseal the packet.
It was not necessary to knock his friend on the head with the misguided packet.
All here present may be witnesses that the whole packet of money is yours if you get it out.
He took the packet from the table and handed it to Pierre.
Come, come," continued he, patting Edmond's shoulder kindly, "you did very right, Dantes, to follow Captain Leclere's instructions, and touch at Elba, although if it were known that you had conveyed a packet to the marshal, and had conversed with the emperor, it might bring you into trouble.
Oh, thank you -- thank you," cried Anne, clasping the packet rapturously.
And commissions and remembrances do so crowd upon one at such a time, that we were still busied with this employment when we found ourselves fused, as it were, into a dense conglomeration of passengers and passengers' friends and passengers' luggage, all jumbled together on the deck of a small steamboat, and panting and snorting off to the packet, which had worked out of dock yesterday afternoon and was now lying at her moorings in the river.
You have a packet left with you which you were to give to Arthur, if it was not reclaimed before this place closed to-night.