A pause followed, during which the professor studied the drawing
of the officer's head.
Milicent came and began to admire my drawings
, and make remarks upon them; but I could not talk to her - I could talk to no one, and, upon the introduction of tea, I took advantage of the open door and the slight diversion caused by its entrance to slip out - for I was sure I could not take any - and take refuge in the library.
Sambo," to the delight of that attendant; and she apologised to the lady's maid for giving her trouble in venturing to ring the bell, with such sweetness and humility, that the Servants' Hall was almost as charmed with her as the Drawing
Fairlie's nostrils, my taste was sufficiently educated to enable me to appreciate the value of the drawings
, while I turned them over.
It was made a great favour of; and altogether it was more than I could bear; and so I never would finish it, to have it apologised over as an unfavourable likeness, to every morning visitor in Brunswick Square;and, as I said, I did then forswear ever drawing
any body again.
Ah," he said, drawing
a long breath, "there's the jail, Eppie; that's just the same: I aren't afraid now.
I fear," said Trefusis, repressing himself and speaking quietly again, "that when a Socialist hears of a hundred pounds paid for a drawing
which Andrea del Sarto was glad to sell for tenpence, his heart is not wrung with pity for the artist's imaginary loss as that of a modern capitalist is.
Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing
Do remember to get that drawing
of your great- uncle glazed.
I only presumed to touch your drawing
," she said, "because it was in danger.
Almost at the same instant the hostess, with freshly arranged coiffure and freshened face, walked in at one door and her guests at the other door of the drawing
room, a large room with dark walls, downy rugs, and a brightly lighted table, gleaming with the light of candles, white cloth, silver samovar, and transparent china tea things.
So they remained without shaking hands or even speaking, while Tom went to the fire and warmed himself, every now and then casting furtive glances at Philip, who seemed to be drawing
absently first one object and then another on a piece of paper he had before him.