She seated herself at a small table alone, and an attentive waiter
at once approached to take her order.
In a very few minutes the waiter
came in to announce that Miss Manette had arrived from London, and would be happy to see the gentleman from Tellson's.
Simonov remained behind for a moment to tip the waiters
Poyser, who was standing and looking on to see that Molly and Nancy did their duty as waiters
, "here's a place kept for you between Mr.
said the little fellow, addressing the remark, in a general sort of way, to the Chancellor and the waiters
With Cropole were mingled, and jostled, on the staircase, Madame Cropole, Pittrino, and the waiters
Then as to the artisans and laborers who had been brought from Canada and shipped at such expense, the three most respectable, according to the captain's account, were culprits, who had fled from Canada on account of their misdeeds; the rest had figured in Montreal as draymen, barbers, waiters
, and carriole drivers, and were the most helpless, worthless beings "that ever broke sea- biscuit.
Shonts," said Sophie, "but I never get any further than tipping German waiters
The chambermaid was Irish, and all the waiters
were German, so that I never heard a word of French spoken.
in white aprons were already laying out on white tables the insignia of an early and elegant lunch; and this seemed to increase a satisfaction that already touched the top of swagger.
Her mother's intelligence was that of a happy child: Joan Durbeyfield was simply an additional one, and that not the eldest, to her own long family of waiters
Had their party been perfectly agreeable, the delay would have been nothing; but General Tilney, though so charming a man, seemed always a check upon his children's spirits, and scarcely anything was said but by himself; the observation of which, with his discontent at whatever the inn afforded, and his angry impatience at the waiters
, made Catherine grow every moment more in awe of him, and appeared to lengthen the two hours into four.
But at the "Trois Couronnes," it must be added, there are other features that are much at variance with these suggestions: neat German waiters
, who look like secretaries of legation; Russian princesses sitting in the garden; little Polish boys walking about held by the hand, with their governors; a view of the sunny crest of the Dent du Midi and the picturesque towers of the Castle of Chillon.
We are getting used to tidy, noiseless waiters
, who glide hither and thither, and hover about your back and your elbows like butterflies, quick to comprehend orders, quick to fill them; thankful for a gratuity without regard to the amount; and always polite--never otherwise than polite.
Add twenty secondary groups, the waiters
, male and female, running with jugs on their heads, gamblers squatting over taws, merelles,* dice, vachettes, the ardent game of tringlet, quarrels in one corner, kisses in another, and the reader will have some idea of this whole picture, over which flickered the light of a great, flaming fire, which made a thousand huge and grotesque shadows dance over the walls of the drinking shop.