That may be," said the Raven; "I did not examine him so minutely; but I know from my tame sweetheart, that when he came into the court-yard of the palace, and saw the body-guard in silver, the lackeys on the staircase, he was not the least abashed; he nodded, and said to them, 'It must be very tiresome to stand on the stairs; for my part, I shall go in.
It is not possible for you to enter the palace, for you are barefooted: the guards in silver, and the lackeys in gold, would not allow it; but do not cry, you shall come in still.
Mousqueton shouted, "Fall back, you fellows," with such powerful lungs that the breath, without the words, would have been sufficient to disperse the four lackeys
The repast was carried into effect that very day, and the lackey
waited at table.
They drank--that is, Nathaniel Letton took mineral water served by the smoothly operating machine of a lackey
who inhabited the place, while Dowsett took Scotch and soda and Daylight a cocktail.
The archdeacon had in Quasimodo the most submissive slave, the most docile lackey
, the most vigilant of dogs.