Next morning the sacristan of the church, who was making his rounds and placing fresh candles on the altar, received a shock.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
One of the sacristans was drumming a tattoo upon the bells.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Four altar-boys escorted him, a fifth carried the holy-water basin, and in the rear came the sacristan.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
The procession was headed by three sacristans carrying silver candlesticks.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The door of Giorgio's house is beyond that of the sacristan, in a narrow street, the Contrada S. Gregorio.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
He decked an altar, or dressed the images as well as any sacristan.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
On each such occasion the fool's sacristan awoke the carnival in his coffin, lifted up the pall and gave him a drink.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
As they passed through the various villages the sacristan was often chaffed by the inhabitants.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
Then my sacristan will call on you to-morrow.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
The sacristan stands ready with his shovel of earth and stones.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
Herr Mahok struck the sacristan a good blow on his shoulder.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
Wace tells us that a sacristan of Saint-Ouen, in Rouen, fell in love with a lady who lived across the little river Robec.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
A very different origin, more suited to believers in miracles, is attributed to this church by the present titular sacristan.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
So he and the sacristan have gone up in the tower to see what can be done about it.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
Only when the sacristan came to tell them to come to the grand altar, did he see her, accompanied by her aunt.
"Maximina" by Armando Palacio Valdés
But neither light nor darkness, morning nor evening, could abate the enthusiasm of the sacristan.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
He sat many hours, even then, with his books, in the sacristan's garden.
"Four Phases of Love" by Paul Heyse
In the town of Filix the pastor was made to take his seat before the altar, with his two sacristans, one on either side of him.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
He hasn't even a name, and looks like a sacristan who has just been to dine with his parish priest.
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
For assisting at each anniversary mass founded in this church, which the cura says, the sacristan shall ask one peso.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various