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  • While he was standing there a messenger-boy brought him three more.

    The Financier

  • That just settled that, he assured himself, and scowled at a passing messenger-boy for having thus hinted, but hastily grimaced as the youngster showed signs of loud displeasure.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • His father had been promoted to a section boss after working for years as a day-laborer on the adjoining railroad, and John, junior, one of eight other children, had been sent out early to do many things — to be an errand-boy in a store, a messenger-boy for a telegraph company, an emergency sweep about a saloon, and finally a bartender.

    The Titan

  • He stopped in the middle of the street so suddenly that a messenger-boy on a ten-speed bike almost ran him down.

    The Waste Lands

  • Mr. Goon began to feel that he had red-headed boys on the brain, so, when he suddenly heard the loud yelping of a frightened dog, and looked up to see, actually to see a red-headed messenger-boy within reach of him, it was no wonder that he reached out and clutched that boy hard!

    The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

  • "I've done nothing, " said Fatty, pretending to be a frightened messenger-boy.

    The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

  • First he was a red-headed telegraph-boy, sir - then he was a butcher-boy - and a messenger-boy, sir - tearing round on his bike, a public danger, sir, and a nuisance.

    The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

  • If it turned out to be Angela, who had somehow inveigled a guard into being messenger-boy for her, there was no reason he should not find out why.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • Orgzild conceived the scheme in the beginning; Rakkeed was just the messenger-boy.

    Uller Uprising

  • At his call, a respectful Japanese servant presented a note, just left by a messenger-boy.

    The Voice on the Wire

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