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But, just because the assistant evidently did not want him to go in, Rostov entered the soldiers' ward.
"Who looks after the sick here?" he asked the assistant.
"Why, this one seems..." he began, turning to the assistant.
"I don't like 'em," said the assistant secretary; "but sometimes you got to hand it to 'em."
The assistant secretary answered, and as I watched him, I saw his jaw drop and his face go white.
"I daresay you were right," said the Assistant Commissioner, "in telling me at first that the London anarchists had nothing to do with this.
The Assistant Commissioner's delivery was leisurely, as it were cautious.
"I went home to Saxe-Coburg Square, and I took the advice of my assistant. But he could not help me in any way.
This assistant of yours who first called your attention to the advertisement--how long had he been with you?"
"Never will a jumping dog jump his hardest," Collins told his assistants, "unless he's made to.
"Ilya Petrovitch!" the head clerk was beginning anxiously, but stopped short, for he knew from experience that the enraged assistant could not be stopped except by force.
But, strange to say, the more numerous and violent the terms of abuse became, the more amiable she looked, and the more seductive the smiles she lavished on the terrible assistant. She moved uneasily, and curtsied incessantly, waiting impatiently for a chance of putting in her word: and at last she found it.

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