Then I began to accumulate duplicate sets, duplicate albums. I traded for other things that boys valued and which they usually bought with money given them by their parents.
And each series I had three different ways: in the card from the cigarette package, in the poster, and in the album.
Erskine's color deepened, and he moved away to the table where the albums lay.
"But what?" said Trefusis, deftly opening one of the albums at a photograph of a loathsome room.
Seizing the first pretext, she got up, and with her light, resolute step went for her album. The stairs up to her room came out on the landing of the great warm main staircase.
When Anna returned with the album, he was already gone, and Stepan Arkadyevitch was telling them that he had called to inquire about the dinner they were giving next day to a celebrity who had just arrived.
On this occasion they wandered to the album, and toyed absently about the margin of the little water-colour drawing.
She took her hand off the little album as suddenly as if it had turned hot and burnt her.
"I don't know all the pictures in your album," said the Story Girl hastily.
Cecily, determined to do her duty even in the face of such fearful odds as Great-aunt Eliza's deafness, dragged a ponderous, plush- covered album from its corner and proceeded to display and explain the family photographs.
"There, prince," said she, "there's my album. Now choose a page and write me something, will you?
"As soon as I finished writing in her album for her, and when she asked me to come out of the room with her (you heard?), we went into the dining-room, and she gave me your letter to read, and then told me to return it."
Madame Danglars (who, although past the first bloom of youth, was still strikingly handsome) was now seated at the piano, a most elaborate piece of cabinet and inlaid work, while Lucien Debray, standing before a small work-table, was turning over the pages of an album
. Lucien had found time, preparatory to the count's arrival, to relate many particulars respecting him to Madame Danglars.
One sits by one's self, it is true, but one thinks; one opens one's favorite book and reads one's favorite story; one speaks to one's aunt or one's brother, fondles one's cat, or looks at one's photograph album
. There is one's work also: what a joy it is to one, if one happens to like work.
The Georgians held the album
between them, and favored us with the few specimens of its contents which they considered ridiculous enough to be worth hearing.