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Your clerks have forgotten the rag; the letter is not in the packet.
He had delivered a mel- ancholy oration previous to his funeral, and had doubtless in the packet of letters, presented vari- ous keepsakes to relatives.
No sooner did a tongue of flame burst out than she threw the packet of notes upon it.
The old contracts (they will be revised at the end of the year) allow twelve hours for a run which any packet can put behind her in ten.
I believe that, besides the packet, Captain Leclere confided a letter to his care.
In five minutes' time, the little steamer is utterly deserted, and the packet is beset and over-run by its late freight, who instantly pervade the whole ship, and are to be met with by the dozen in every nook and corner: swarming down below with their own baggage, and stumbling over other people's; disposing themselves comfortably in wrong cabins, and creating a most horrible confusion by having to turn out again; madly bent upon opening locked doors, and on forcing a passage into all kinds of out-of-the-way places where there is no thoroughfare; sending wild stewards, with elfin hair, to and fro upon the breezy decks on unintelligible errands, impossible of execution: and in short, creating the most extraordinary and bewildering tumult.
The man who brought you this packet and possesses these proofs, is now waiting at my house to be bought off.
No, no, it is not in the militia,” cried Elizabeth, showing the packet in her hand, and then drawing it back with a coquettish air;
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.
There is a crack packet - crack packet o' fame, She hails from Noo York, an' the Dreadnought's her name.
Here it is, sir," said I, and gave him the oilskin packet.