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I now discovered that he also kept a particularly mellow Scotch whiskey, an excellent cigar, and a fund of anecdote of which a mordant wit was the worthy bursar.
Another anecdote is so close to my matter, that I must hazard the story.
She was evidently a copious talker, and now poured forth a breathless stream of anecdote and comment.
And now, when he related again the picturesque little anecdote about the examiner and his boots, he laughed.
How very curious, point for point the same anecdote, and happening at different ends of Europe
It was an anecdote, then current, to the effect that the Duc d'Enghien had gone secretly to Paris to visit Mademoiselle George; that at her house he came upon Bonaparte, who also enjoyed the famous actress' favors, and that in his presence Napoleon happened to fall into one of the fainting fits to which he was subject, and was thus at the duc's mercy.
Sometimes, in the truce we made with the text, he told a little story of his life at home, or some anecdote relevant to our reading, or quoted a passage from some other author.
To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double-barrelled tiger cub at it.
I heard a characteristic anecdote of what took place some time ago in the south.
Stepan Arkadyevitch's anecdote too was very amusing.
Let nobody laugh at the unique anecdote here related.
From the first the mere anecdote, the mere statement I might say, that such a thing had happened on the high seas, appeared to me a sufficient subject for meditation.