"Yis, the 'J' be his'n," muttered the old man, as he spelled out the word J-o-h-n, "and the big 'N' be as plain as an otter-trail in the snow. The boy don't make his letters over plain, as I conceit, but the 'J' and the 'N' be his'n." And then he paused for a full minute, his head bowed over the box. "The boy don't forgit," he murmured, and he wiped his eyes with the back of his hand.
For instance, the name "John" would be spelt out as J-O-H-N, four callings of the alphabet being necessary to obtain the same. The Matter of Time Conditions.
A black coffin covered with a velvet pall; at the head of it the ancient escutcheon of the Kárpáthy family, and on the side, picked out with large silver nails, the name J-o-h-n K-á-r-p-á-t-h-y. Horror sealed every mouth, only a wail of grief was audible a heavy, sobbing cry, like that of a wild beast stricken to the heart.