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Pontellier scanned the names of his wife's callers, reading some of them aloud, with comments as he read.
After finishing her dinner she went to her room, having instructed the boy to tell any other callers that she was indisposed.
Bulstrode in his private room at the Bank at half-past one, when he was usually free from other callers.
That evening Dorothy had many callers, and among them were such important people as Tiktok, a machine man who thought and spoke and moved by clockwork; her old companion the genial Shaggy Man; Jack Pumpkinhead, whose body was brush-wood and whose head was a ripe pumpkin with a face carved upon it; the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, two great beasts from the forest, who served Princess Ozma, and Professor H.
Good-bye calls had to be made and received, being pleasant or otherwise, according to whether callers and called-upon were heartily in sympathy with Anne's hopes, or thought she was too much puffed-up over going to college and that it was their duty to "take her down a peg or two.
Telegraph and telephone worked his will, he saw all callers, a cigar in his mouth and flower in his buttonhole, perfectly at his ease, sanguine and confident.
I remember when he was staying here before that he had no callers, and seemed to spend most of his time sitting in the palm court.
We waste time," she remarked lightly, "and we may have callers at any moment.
He spent his entire time in his cell, in prayer or in conversation with callers, who became more and more numerous as time went on.
A fortnight right out in the open, with no worries, no letters, no callers, no petty thoughts, nothing but the grand works of God, the tossing sea and the great silent sky.
Diana was sitting on the sofa, reading a book which she dropped when the callers entered.
Sometimes callers from a distance invade my solitude, and it is on these occasions that I realise how absolutely alone each individual is, and how far away from his neighbour; and while they talk(generally about babies, past, present, and to come), I fall to wondering at the vast and impassable distance that separates one's own soul from the soul of the person sitting in the next chair.
I have been much afflicted again lately by visitors-- not stray callers to be got rid of after a due administration of tea and things you are sorry afterwards that you said, but people staying in the house and not to be got rid of at all.
During the first week or so we had no callers, and I had begun to think that my companion was as friendless a man as I was myself.
His wife, too, was popular with those who had made her acquaintance; though, after the English fashion, the callers upon a stranger who settled in the county without introductions were few and far between.