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After all, ministers and their friends interest themselves only in the people they see; but Rabourdin knows nothing of the world
The day on which a serious and unlooked-for struggle about this appointment began, after a ministerial dinner which preceded one of those receptions which ministers regard as public, des Lupeaulx was standing beside the fireplace near the minister's wife.
And besides, we met the new minister and his wife coming from the station.
A new minister, and moreover a minister with a wife, was a lawful object of curiosity in a quiet little country settlement where sensations were few and far between.
The minister himself was rather a favorite in the town.
Monsieur," said Athos, dryly, "I have never had, as you have, the advantage of treating with Cromwell; and I have only seen his charges d'affaires sword in hand, I am therefore ignorant of how he treated with prime ministers.
Major Thomson," the Cabinet Minister began impressively, as he settled down in his chair, "I have come here to confer with you, to throw myself, to a certain extent, upon your understanding and your common sense," he added, speaking with the pleased air of a man sure of his ground and himself.
Sire, we have all been blind, and the minister of police has shared the general blindness, that is all.
His eyes narrowed disdainfully, he entered the room of the Minister of War with peculiarly deliberate steps.
The Prime Minister consulted a calendar which lay open before him.
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.
responded the old minister, putting forth his hand in a vain attempt to pat little Pearl on the cheek.

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