Week by week more of the socialist papers were barred from the mails
, and in a number of instances the Black Hundreds destroyed the socialist presses.
Money will buy most things, nowadays, sir," he observed, "but if it isn't fit for our mail
boat, it certainly isn't fit for anything else that can come into Harwich Harbour.
The speaker having folded his arms, and set in comfortably to address his depreciation of them Mails
to any of the bystanders who would listen, several voices, out of pure sympathy with the sufferer, confirmed him; one voice saying to Clennam, 'They're a public nuisance, them Mails
, sir;' another, 'I see one on 'em pull up within half a inch of a boy, last night;' another, 'I see one on 'em go over a cat, sir--and it might have been your own mother;' and all representing, by implication, that if he happened to possess any public influence, he could not use it better than against them Mails
They were the decaying skeletons of departed mails
, and in that lonely place, at that time of night, they looked chill and dismal.
So the guard of the Dover mail
thought to himself, that Friday night in November, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, lumbering up Shooter's Hill, as he stood on his own particular perch behind the mail
, beating his feet, and keeping an eye and a hand on the arm-chest before him, where a loaded blunderbuss lay at the top of six or eight loaded horse-pistols, deposited on a substratum of cutlass.
On one side of the saddle hung a short battle-axe, richly inlaid with Damascene carving; on the other the rider's plumed head-piece and hood of mail
, with a long two-handed sword, used by the chivalry of the period.
At twenty-two he went West, in the vague hope of possessing a bonanza farm; then he swung back into telegraphy, and in a few years found himself in the Government Mail
Service at Washington.
I suppose; an honest man paying through the nose for some of the capers of his youth.
Geary, Second Despatcher of the Western Route--to the Captains' Room (this wakes an echo of old romance), where the mail
captains come on for their turn of duty.
In our case the post-office was about three miles from the plantation, and the mail
came once or twice a week.
Many a time tears of pride and joy have stood in my eyes while I read the tender, loving, appealing letters that came to me in almost every mail
from my little readers.
The armor of the men was of every style and metal from the ancient banded mail
of the Saxon to the richly ornamented plate armor of Milan.