1 The walls of the room were bare except for a copy of an election address.
2 The man answered that he knew nothing about them, that he had made a faithful copy.
3 He returned to his desk in the lower office and counted the sheets which remained to be copied.
4 He struggled on with his copy, but when the clock struck five he had still fourteen pages to write.
5 The man listened to the clicking of the machine for a few minutes and then set to work to finish his copy.
6 Let me tell you that if the contract is not copied before this evening I'll lay the matter before Mr. Crosbie.
7 The man went up by the houses until he reached the door of the office, wondering whether he could finish his copy in time.
8 Always hurry and scurry, looking for copy and sometimes not finding it: and then, always to have something new in your stuff.
9 The middle of the month was passed and, if he could get the copy done in time, Mr. Alleyne might give him an order on the cashier.
10 One day when Father Butler was hearing the four pages of Roman History clumsy Leo Dillon was discovered with a copy of The Halfpenny Marvel.
11 He still bought a copy of Reynolds's Newspaper every week but he attended to his religious duties and for nine-tenths of the year lived a regular life.
12 A complete Wordsworth stood at one end of the lowest shelf and a copy of the Maynooth Catechism, sewn into the cloth cover of a notebook, stood at one end of the top shelf.
13 The man walked heavily towards the door and, as he went out of the room, he heard Mr. Alleyne cry after him that if the contract was not copied by evening Mr. Crosbie would hear of the matter.
14 This address in the presence of the public, his run upstairs and the porter he had gulped down so hastily confused the man and, as he sat down at his desk to get what was required, he realised how hopeless was the task of finishing his copy of the contract before half past five.