A man she knew, one of the workmen employed at an adjoining villa, was passing by, and she begged him to come in and go upstairs with her; she feared something had happened to one of her lodgers.
The lady lodger did not return, nor did the gentleman ring his bell.
Katerina Ivanovna had herself seen to purchasing the provisions, with the help of one of the lodgers, an unfortunate little Pole who had somehow been stranded at Madame Lippevechsel's.
Even the table-cloth was nearly clean; the crockery, knives, forks and glasses were, of course, of all shapes and patterns, lent by different lodgers, but the table was properly laid at the time fixed, and Amalia Ivanovna, feeling she had done her work well, had put on a black silk dress and a cap with new mourning ribbons and met the returning party with some pride.
A good proportion of my lodgers
is connected with the theatres.
Mr Swiveller, assenting, armed himself with his stool and the large ruler, and repaired with his employer to the scene of action, where Miss Brass was already ringing a hand-bell with all her might, and yet without producing the smallest effect upon their mysterious lodger.
While Mr Brass, with his eye curiously twisted into the keyhole, uttered these sounds as a means of attracting the lodger's attention, and while Miss Brass plied the hand-bell, Mr Swiveller put his stool close against the wall by the side of the door, and mounting on the top and standing bolt upright, so that if the lodger did make a rush, he would most probably pass him in its onward fury, began a violent battery with the ruler upon the upper panels of the door.
A little too much, I think,' Miss Bella reflected scornfully, 'to have Pa's lodger laying claim to me, and keeping eligible people off
Yet it was not so very long ago that Bella had been fluttered by the discovery that this same Secretary and lodger seem to like her.
A nice come-down for you, I must say, that was raised straight an' right, a-cuttin' up didoes with a lodger.
A lodger, a young married woman with no self respect, an' a prizefighter for a husband--what else would they fight about?
At present she has only one lodger
, the young man called Todhunter; but he has given more trouble than all the rest, for he wants to marry the young woman of the house.
Muttering, after an ineffectual call to his lodger
, that he will go downstairs and bring a lighted candle from the shop, the old man departs.
is up and waiting for that little fool, who doesn't know his way about London yet
The only other inmates of the house were a large man and a small boy; the first a lodger
, the second a production of Mrs.