Presently he found a board that looked inviting and he managed to get the ice-pick in the crack beside it.
An ice-pick from the butler's pantry had been used to force it.
He seated himself and began a struggle to unwire the same with an ice-pick.
Look, Jawn dear, an' see if there's an ice-pick undher me chair.
To Bella, the maid, who appears at the door in answer to his ring: "The ice-pick, please."