Athos, without saying anything, emptied his pockets, got together all his jewels, purses, aiguillettes, and gold chains, and offered them all to Porthos; but as to the sword, he said it was sealed to its place and should never quit it until its master should himself quit his lodgings.
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
, certainly," said the First Frog; "but I don't see the board.
An adventure which happened to Mr Jones at his lodgings
, with some account of a young gentleman who lodged there, and of the mistress of the house, and her two daughters.
Before he went, he had left all his money and other things of value with me, and what to do with them I did not know, but I secured them as well as I could, and locked up the lodgings and went to him, where I found him very ill indeed; however, I persuaded him to be carried in a litter to the Bath, where there was more help and better advice to be had.
He met me at Reading in his own chariot, and taking me into that, left the servant and the child in the hired coach, and so he brought me to my new lodgings at Hammersmith; with which I had abundance of reason to be very well pleased, for they were very handsome rooms, and I was very well accommodated.
back the sixth year to my first lodgings at Hammersmith.
It was my particular difficulty that I did not know directly where he was; for I understood at first he was in the lodgings of his wife's mother; but having removed myself to London, I soon found, by the help of the direction I had for writing my letters to him, how to inquire after him, and there I found that he was at a house in Bloomsbury, whither he had, a little before he fell sick, removed his whole family; and that his wife and wife's mother were in the same house, though the wife was not suffered to know that she was in the same house with her husband.
I wrote again in a more pressing manner than ever, and in one of them let him know, that I must be forced to wait on him myself, representing my circumstances, the rent of lodgings to pay, and the provision for the child wanting, and my own deplorable condition, destitute of subsistence for his most solemn engagement to take care of and provide for me.
Borrow all the money that you can get, for I have not the wherewithal to leave these lodgings
, yet cannot possibly remain in them any longer.
I understand," I said, "that you wish to give us notice to quit your lodgings.
In ten minutes more I was at my mother-in-law's lodgings.
The term for which the lodgings
had been taken was then still unexpired.
I hav'n't got anything to do with the lodgings,' said Dick.
Oh, but please will you come and show the lodgings,' returned the girl; 'It's eighteen shillings a week and us finding plate and linen.