This was a merry life for the Baron
of Grogzwig, and a merrier still for the baron
's retainers, who drank Rhine wine every night till they fell under the table, and then had the bottles on the floor, and called for pipes.
Once more the Baron
looked slightly offended, but the Vice-Warden hastily explained that the song had no allusion to him, and in fact had no meaning at all.
Then I bowed again, put on my hat, and walked past the Baron
with a rude smile on my face.
Apprised in time of the visit paid him, Monte Cristo had, from behind the blinds of his pavilion, as minutely observed the baron
, by means of an excellent lorgnette, as Danglars himself had scrutinized the house, garden, and servants.
He rides to where the barges lie in readiness, and the great Barons
step forth from their ranks to meet him.
They have been wonderful months, these last months, Baron
," he continued.
Pope Julius came afterwards and found the Church strong, possessing all the Romagna, the barons
of Rome reduced to impotence, and, through the chastisements of Alexander, the factions wiped out; he also found the way open to accumulate money in a manner such as had never been practised before Alexander's time.
At the long table upon which the evening meal was spread sat the entire household of the Baron
, and here and there among the men were evidences of painful wounds but barely healed, while the host himself still wore his sword arm in a sling.
One of these last was an elderly woman, who might have been the Countess's companion or maid; the other was undoubtedly her brother, Baron
In these very scales shalt thou weigh me out,'' said the relentless Baron
, ``a thousand silver pounds, after the just measure and weight of the Tower of London.
smiled ever so slightly as he waved away the chair.
The first idea that occurred to Milady's mind was that she had been betrayed by Kitty, and that she had recounted to the baron
the selfish aversion toward himself of which she had imprudently allowed some marks to escape before her servant.