1 The station agent hoisted a dead calf aboard the baggage-car.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER III
2 The Republican Party, the Grand Old Party of Blaine and McKinley, is the agent of the Lord and of the Baptist Church in temporal affairs.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XII
3 That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
4 That before living agent, now became the living instrument.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
5 For a change, one could talk to the station agent; but he was another malcontent; spent all his spare time writing letters to officials requesting a transfer.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
6 The agent said his face was striped with court-plaster, and he carried his left hand in a sling.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
7 It proved to be a long mile and a half, but they walked it, and half an hour or so later the agent put in an appearance.
8 It was all brand-new, so the agent told them, but he talked so incessantly that they were quite confused, and did not have time to ask many questions.
9 When they ventured to hint at this, the agent's reply was that the purchasers would be moving in shortly.
10 The agent explained that the houses were built that way, as the purchasers generally preferred to finish the basements to suit their own taste.
11 All of this, however, did not chill their ardor as much as might have been expected, because of the volubility of the agent.
12 And so they went and told the agent that they were ready to make the agreement.
13 The agent was most polite, and explained that that was the usual formula; that it was always arranged that the property should be merely rented.
14 She expected the agent to fly into a passion, but he was, to her bewilderment, as ever imperturbable; he even offered to go and get a lawyer for her, but she declined this.
15 And so Teta Elzbieta laid the money on the table, and the agent picked it up and counted it, and then wrote them a receipt for it and passed them the deed.