He was, after all, taking time off work during the busiest time of the year for an accountant to be with her.
"What's that that has fallen?" asked the accountant with a naive smile.
Being a good penman and accountant, he became secretary to Sir John Harrington, paymaster of the English forces in France.
Among these posts were various procuratorships (chief of which was that of the imperial fisc), and the offices ab epistulis, a rationibus and a libellis (secretary, accountant, receiver of petitions).
The accountant stopped, facing the Cossack, and examined him with attentive curiosity.