He hated to be separated from the picture that was such a part of his life, and was also afraid that during his absence
some one might gain access to the room, in spite of the elaborate bars that he had caused to be placed upon the door.
It was said that there were other reasons for his hurried departure; but as to this, and as to his movements in Moscow, and as to his prolonged absence
Hilbery had taken their absence
, so far, with paternal benevolence, but they could not trespass upon it indefinitely.
Pitt was not very much displeased at these occasional absences
of his mamma-in-law.
On entering the drawing room Stepan Arkadyevitch apologized, explaining that he had been detained by that prince, who was always the scapegoat for all his absences
and unpunctualities, and in one moment he had made all the guests acquainted with each other, and, bringing together Alexey Alexandrovitch and Sergey Koznishev, started them on a discussion of the Russification of Poland, into which they immediately plunged with Pestsov.
During these absences
Mrs Verloc, becoming acutely aware of the vacant place at her right hand, missed her mother very much, and stared stonily; while Stevie, from the same reason, kept on shuffling his feet, as though the floor under the table were uncomfortably hot.
She noticed my longer absences
, and, in fact, as I have been meeting Mr.
Her altered manner, her repeated absences
from home alone, her comparative indifference to the interests of the gang for which she had once been so zealous, and, added to these, her desperate impatience to leave home that night at a particular hour, all favoured the supposition, and rendered it, to him at least, almost matter of certainty.
Visions of gallantry, knavery, robbery; and of the nightly absences
from home for which he had accounted so strangely, having been occasioned by some unlawful pursuit; flocked into her brain and rendered her afraid to question him.
, and she begged her to take all thought and responsibility of the larder upon her own shoulders.
I had half a minute to look into the envelope in her absence
His days being spent at a great office in the city, he got leave of absence
for a couple of hours, met his wife, went with her to the registrar's, returned to his office, worked the rest of the day as usual, and then went to his new home to find his wife and dinner awaiting him,--all just as it was going to be every night for so many happy years.