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He discussed estate affairs every day with his chief steward. But he felt that this did not forward matters at all.
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:
"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."
“You’re a ship’s cousin, I tell ye, Master Doo-but-little,” roared the steward; “some such matter as a ship’s cousin, sir.
“There's been more peace than love atwixt us, master,” cried the steward, making some very unequivocal demonstrations toward hostility;
"Bertuccio," said he, "give fifty-five thousand francs to monsieur." 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 suppose some of them happen to guess aright," persisted the Steward; "then you would lose your old ornaments and these new ones, too."
"The tobacco is in your pipe, your Majesty," returned the Steward.
"Suppose 'm me no give?" the steward impatiently temporized.
"Good Sir Steward," said Little John, "give me to dine, for it is long for Greenleaf to be fasting."