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The latter conducted himself like a past-master in the art of flattery: he admired all Monk's tactics, and the ordering of his camp, he joked very pleasantly upon the circumvallations of Lambert's camp, who had, he said, very uselessly given himself the trouble to inclose a camp for twenty thousand men, whilst an acre of ground would have been quite sufficient for the corporal and fifty guards who would perhaps remain faithful to him.
Newman hardly knew what to say, though it seemed that to a duchess who joked about her corpulence one might say almost anything.
You shouldn't have joked with an animal of that class," said Peter the Governor.
No longer than a week," he joked, playing upon her very heartstrings with the gay, tender note of his laugh; "and yet I am fond of them all.
Guess you forgot about us, Zeena," Ethan joked, stamping the snow from his boots.
Some neighbours in the yard that had always joked and tapped their shoulders when he went by came forward with a little subscription, and--in general--not so bad.
Up to this Good had chatted and joked, for he is a merry fellow; but now he had not a joke in him.
For that matter he joked about everything, and his friends never knew what to believe, especially if he did not wish them to understand him.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to- Pierre and Helene.