steward


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The steward did not say it was quite impossible, but suggested selling the forests in the province of Kostroma, the land lower down the river, and the Crimean estate, in order to make it possible: all of which operations according to him were connected with such complicated measures- the removal of injunctions, petitions, permits, and so on- that Pierre became quite bewildered and only replied:
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it.
Keep her for yourself," I said to the steward, "and if you have a fat calf, bring that in her stead.
Go," I said to the steward, "take back this calf, take great care of it, and bring me another in its place instantly.
There's been more peace than love atwixt us, master,” cried the steward, making some very unequivocal demonstrations toward hostility;
exclaimed Hiram, as well as he could, under the grasp which the steward held on his throttle—” lay hands on me if you dare
The steward left the room with a faltering step, and returned with a bundle of bank-notes, which the notary counted like a man who never gives a receipt for money until after he is sure it is all there.
Thy breakfast, Master Fireblaze, is in the pantry," answered the Steward.
But there are no other purple ornaments in the palace," said the Steward.
The tobacco is in your pipe, your Majesty," returned the Steward.
From a small bag of twisted coconut hanging from his neck upon his withered and sunken chest, he drew out flint and steel and tinder, and, even while the impatient steward was proffering him a box of matches, struck a spark, caught it in the tinder, blew it into strength and quantity, and lighted his pipe from it.
Good Sir Steward," said Little John, "give me to dine, for it is long for Greenleaf to be fasting.