He met the well-satisfied peroration of his visitor
The little man apologized, with a cheerful and simpering conceit, for his litter of curiosities, his dressing-gown, and his delicate health; and, waving his hand toward a chair, placed his attention, with pragmatical politeness, at the visitor
"The mission with which I am charged, sir," replied the visitor
, speaking with hesitation, "is a confidential one on the part of him who fulfils it, and him by whom he is employed." The abbe bowed.
Now and then a visitor
wept, to be sure; but this slaughtering machine ran on, visitors
or no visitors
was, indeed, on fire with sombre excitement.
"But, tell me, Watson, what do you make of our visitor
The prince was too unlike the usual run of daily visitors
; and although the general certainly did receive, on business, all sorts and conditions of men, yet in spite of this fact the servant felt great doubts on the subject of this particular visitor
'Be so good,' said Jeremiah, closing the house door, and taking a pretty sharp survey of the smiling visitor
in his turn, 'as to step into my counting-house.-- It's all right, I tell you!' petulantly breaking off to answer the voice up-stairs, still unsatisfied, though Affery was there, speaking in persuasive tones.
Levin was grateful to him for his delicacy and was very glad of his visitor
. As always happened with him during his solitude, a mass of ideas and feelings had been accumulating within him, which he could not communicate to those about him.
But her conclusion was false; for on the very morning after their arrival at Lambton, these visitors
performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval.
After the 23rd of September the enclosure of Stones hill was thrown open to the public; and it will be easily imagined what was the concourse of visitors
to this spot!