"As you will," Laverick assented carelessly. "The charge of those documents is a trust with me as well as with yourself. I have no doubt that I can arrange for their being held in a secure place elsewhere." The usual formalities were gone through, and Laverick left the bank with the brown leather pocket-book in his breast-coat pocket.

He then began to fumble in his pockets, first his breast-coat pocket, then his pants, vest; etc., and after considerable delay he pulled out a crumpled piece of common yellow cartridge-paper, which he handed to the mayor. His whole manner was awkward in the extreme, yet perfectly characteristic, and in strong contrast with the elegant parchment and speech of the mayor.

He then began to fumble in his pockets, first his breast-coat pocket, then his pants, vest; etc., and after considerable delay he pulled out a crumpled piece of common yellow cartridge-paper, which he handed to the mayor. His whole manner was awkward in the extreme, yet perfectly characteristic, and in strong contrast with the elegant parchment and speech of the mayor.

Paul Jermyn came slowly to meet her. He seemed a little out of breath. His tie was all disarranged and his collar unfastened. The little lady, however, noticed none of these things. She looked only into his face. "Have you got it?" she asked, eagerly. He thrust his hand into his breast-coat pocket, and held an envelope out toward her. "Sure!" he answered. "I promised!"

He then began to fumble in his pockets, first his breast-coat pocket, then his pants, vest; etc., and after considerable delay he pulled out a crumpled piece of common yellow cartridge-paper, which he handed to the mayor. His whole manner was awkward in the extreme, yet perfectly characteristic, and in strong contrast with the elegant parchment and speech of the mayor.

A lady whom I knew got me a place in the chorus here, and so far I like it immensely. Won't you come and meet me after the show to-morrow night, and I will tell you all about it? I should like so much to see you again. Peter Ruff placed this letter in his breast-coat pocket, and withheld it from his secretary's notice. He felt, however, very little pleasure at the invitation it conveyed.

A moment later I heard his voice from an adjacent corridor; 'Has the doctor gone? it asked. I did not hear the answer. But a minute or two later a tall man in a frock coat entered the room and walked up to me. I could see the top of a stethoscope protruding from one of his inner breast-coat pockets. 'Name of Freydon? he said tersely. 'Yes. 'Ah! Will you step this way, please, to my room?

One footman on the threshold nearly addressed him, but the words were taken out of his mouth when he saw Lady Mary and her brother the Honorable Maurice Sotherst hasten forward to greet him. Peter Ruff smiled upon them benignly. "You can take the paper out of my breast-coat pocket," he said. The young man's fingers gripped it.

Harlowe, my late master, wished it so, and of course Mrs. Romer, she were quite ready, so to speak, for the Captain had been a-courting her for ever so long, as we who lived in the house could have told." The vicomte was fumbling at his breast-coat pocket, his face was as yellow as the rose in his button-hole. "Where was the wedding to be? At Kew?"

He placed his pardon, to which was attached his passport, and the notes, in his breast-coat pocket. He rose to his feet and took the cap from the floor by his side. "There is a train to-night," he announced. "I wish you farewell, gentlemen. I know nothing of you, sir," he added, turning to Selingman, "and I ask no questions.