Alice uttered a faint shriek, and even Cora rose to her feet, as this appalling object moved into the light; but a single word from Heyward calmed them, with the assurance it was only their attendant, Chingachgook, who, lifting another blanket, discovered that the cavern had two outlets.
Uncas acted as attendant to the females, performing all the little offices within his power, with a mixture of dignity and anxious grace, that served to amuse Heyward, who well knew that it was an utter innovation on the Indian customs, which forbid their warriors to descend to any menial employment, especially in favor of their women.
The emperor was already descended from the tower, and advancing on horse-back towards me, which had like to have cost him dear; for the beast, though very well trained, yet wholly unused to such a sight, which appeared as if a mountain moved before him, reared up on its hinder feet: but that prince, who is an excellent horseman, kept his seat, till his attendants
ran in, and held the bridle, while his majesty had time to dismount.
In vain he described the bird to his attendants
, who rushed at his first call; in vain they sought the wonderful creature both on horse and foot, and summoned the fowlers to their aid: the bird could nowhere be found.
All at once that shifty look came into his eyes which we always see when a madman has seized an idea, and with it the shifty movement of the head and back which asylum attendants
come to know so well.
They were soon engaged in quest of apartments; but the greatest confusion immediately ensued among the masters, and violent quarrels among their attendants
They were taking fifty-four hounds, with six hunt attendants
All the ladies of the court, with their attendants
, and all the cavaliers, with their gentlemen and gentlemen's gentlemen, stood round; and the nearer they stood to the door, the prouder they looked.
The wines and cooking were really as good as any in Europe, and the demeanour of the attendants
exactly mirrored the fixed mood of the English upper class.
Then, again, in his personal attendant
there was a bizarre quality which had impressed me profoundly.
was at the door, holding the cardinal's horse by the bridle.
The seats were arranged in tiers, and just as Philip entered an attendant
came in, put a glass of water on the table in the well of the lecture-room and then brought in a pelvis and two thigh-bones, right and left.
They now entered the great hall of the palace, where they met a gaily dressed attendant
, from whom the Keeper of the Wicket inquired if the King were at leisure.
Through the windows of the saloon the station-master could see the train attendant
bending over this mysterious passenger, who did not seem, as yet, to have made any preparations for leaving his place.
Father Sergius noticed that the merchant seemed to be acting roughly, and in a feeble voice told the attendant
that the people should not be driven away.