He stood in a gigantic stone hall paved, it seemed, with the sheeted dead third-class passengers who had taken their tickets overnight and were sleeping in the waiting-rooms.
'Ay, and here they cut our tickets,' said the banker, fumbling at his belt.
Ticket-collecting is a slow business in the East, where people secrete their tickets in all sorts of curious places.
I'll give you five shillings for him," begins the boy who had opened the ticket. Tom, remembering his good deed, and moreover in his forlorn state wishing to make a friend, is about to accept the offer, when another cries out, "I'll give you seven shillings." Tom hesitated and looked from one to the other.
The hall was full of boys, and at the head of one of the long tables stood the sporting interest, with a hat before them, in which were the tickets folded up.
And now at this moment, when hope was dead, Tom Sawyer came forward with nine yellow tickets
, nine red tickets
, and ten blue ones, and demanded a Bible.
"You think it better to take the tickets
now?" he said dubiously.
I 've been dying to go all day, tried to get tickets
this morning and could n't, been fuming about it ever since, and now oh, how splendid!" And Polly could not restrain an ecstatic skip, for this burst of joy rather upset her.
Tupman rang the bell, purchased the tickets
, and ordered chamber candlesticks.
"We buy tickets of her Mas'r, and she gives us bread for 'em."
"And they counts my money and tickets, when I gets home, to see if I 's got the change; and if I han't, they half kills me."
Otherwise, we should have gladly profited by your kind offer of tickets
for the ball."