Following these curious visitors
were two tall, thin men and two short, fat men, all four dressed in gorgeous uniforms.
"Here's a delightful visitor
! Ah, how glad I am to see you!" he shouted, recognizing Stepan Arkadyevitch.
She wanted to ascertain the feelings of each of her visitors
; she wanted to compose her own, and to make herself agreeable to all; and in the latter object, where she feared most to fail, she was most sure of success, for those to whom she endeavoured to give pleasure were prepossessed in her favour.
Upon the whole she felt gratified, even though such a limited and evanescent triumph should involve her daughter's reputation; it might end in marriage yet, and in the warmth of her responsiveness to their admiration she invited her visitors
to stay to tea.
The fare for the descent was fixed at five dollars per head; and despite this high charge, during the two months which preceded the experiment, the influx of visitors
enabled the Gun Club to pocket nearly five hundred thousand dollars!
Jurgis went down the line with the rest of the visitors
, staring openmouthed, lost in wonder.
As the visitors
entered the enclosure the Wizard let the door swing back into place, and at once the line of soldiers tumbled over, fell flat upon their backs, and lay fluttering upon the ground.
The prince was too unlike the usual run of daily visitors
; and although the general certainly did receive, on business, all sorts and conditions of men, yet in spite of this fact the servant felt great doubts on the subject of this particular visitor
By this time Mr Flintwinch had remarked that he never found the visitor
looking at any room, after throwing one quick glance around, but always found the visitor
looking at him, Mr Flintwinch.
"I might not always be content with that answer," replied the visitor
, "for I come from one to whom everyone must be at home.
performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval.
"The country," his visitor
continued, "will know some day what it owes to Sir Alfred Anselman.