As I sat in the house the gentlemen came and whispered to me, 'There is not room for all in the new coach, take your seat quickly. We hurried out, and they gave me the best seat, and covered me with rugs, because it was drizzling. Then the last passenger came running up to the coach an old woman with a wonderful bonnet, and a black shawl pinned with a yellow pin.
Is it a writing pin ye want, Miss?" she continued, moving to the door. "Katty Ann! Bring me in the pin out o' the office!" The Post Office was, it may be mentioned, a department of the Coolahan public-house, and was managed by a committee of the younger members of the Coolahan family. These things are all, I believe, illegal, but they happen in Ireland.
Now that Peter's career seemed already to be, for the most part, behind him, she disliked him and because he appeared to have made Clare unhappy suddenly hated him... but placidity was the shield that covered her attack and, for a symbol, one might take the large flat golden brooch that she wore on her bosom flat, expressionless and shining, with the sharpest pin behind it that ever brooch possessed.
The happy glow of her smiling, as she picked them up and laid them, one by one, on his open extended palm, was as the glow of the smiling of young Eve. The dimples playing round her mouth and the quiver of her lashes, as she lifted them to laugh into his eyes, were an actual peril. "Must I give you the pin too?" she said. "Yes everything," he answered in a sort of helpless joy.
The shoulders were square and carried well back, the head was round, with close-cut hair, the straight-falling coat was buttoned high, and the fashionable collar, with a black satin cravat, beautifully tied and relieved with a rich pearl pin, set another unexpected but singularly charmful detail to an aggregate of apparently irreconcilable characteristics.
Had he been sober he would have seen the real danger in the young woman's eyes. "Cruel!" he said. "At least, one kiss," putting out his arms. Elsa, merciless in her fury, plunged the pin into his wrist. It stung like a hornet; and with a gasp of pain, Craig leaped back out of range, sobered. "Why, you she-cat!" "I warned you," she replied, her voice steady but low.
At Andersonville Hopkins became one of the officers in charge of the Hospital. One day a Rebel Sergeant, who called the roll in the Stockade, after studying Hopkins's pin a minute, said: "I seed a Yank in the Stockade to-day a-wearing a pin egzackly like that ere." This aroused Hopkins's interest, and he went inside in search of the other "feller."
Well, in the end, the prejudices melted and the party started, chaperoned by the I.G. Five in all there were, a certain Pin Lao Yeh, an ex-Prefect, his son and three students from the Tung Wen Kwan or College of Languages.
In push ball almost any number may play, but as weight counts, the sides should be divided as evenly as possible. A game played with flattish malleable iron or rubber rings about nine inches in diameter and convex on the upper side, which the players endeavour to loss or pitch so that they will encircle a pin or peg driven into the ground, or to come nearer to this peg than their opponents.
You don't know anything at all." Well, he went like that without telling any of them. I ran down on the car with him to Folkestone and saw him off on the boat to Ostend, he and Kendal, his chauffeur he, as he pointed out to me, superior to Kendal only in the perfect fitting of his khaki. "Otherwise there isn't a pin to choose between us. Except," he said, "that Kendal doesn't funk it and I do."