"I can send to each of them leave of absence
for fifteen days, that is all--to Athos, whose wound still makes him suffer, to go to the waters of Forges; to Porthos and Aramis to accompany their friend, whom they are not willing to abandon in such a painful condition.
I am firmly persuaded that my husband's former housekeeper has found him out, has practiced on his weakness in my absence
, and has prevailed on him to make another Will.
I was informed, of course, of all that had happened in my absence
; in other words, of all that has been related here in continuation of Betteredge's narrative--one circumstance only being excepted.
Ever since that leave of absence
had expired, more than a fortnight before, Natasha had been in a constant state of alarm, depression, and irritability.
The change for the better which had been wrought in her during the few days of my absence
was a surprise to me for which I was quite unprepared--and for all the unspeakable happiness of seeing it, I was indebted to Marian's courage and to Marian's love.
, and she begged her to take all thought and responsibility of the larder upon her own shoulders.
in England had been the cause of delay.
But here, by carrying with me one ceaseless source of regret in my sister's absence
, I may reasonably hope to have all my expectations of pleasure realised.
A year, then, had passed away since the separation of the father and son; a few letters had softened, but not removed, the pains of absence
. We have seen that Raoul had left at Blois another love in addition to filial love.
A something of languid indifference, or of that boasted absence
of mind which Catherine had never heard of before, would occasionally come across her; but had nothing worse appeared, that might only have spread a new grace and inspired a warmer interest.
Distribution of fresh-water productions -- On the inhabitants of oceanic islands -- Absence
of Batrachians and of terrestrial Mammals -- On the relation of the inhabitants of islands to those of the nearest mainland -- On colonisation from the nearest source with subsequent modification -- Summary of the last and present chapters.
Of all who hail thy presence as the morning -- Of all to whom thine absence
is the night -- The blotting utterly from out high heaven The sacred sun -- of all who, weeping, bless thee Hourly for hope- for life -- ah!
So saying he handed the other a check, which the District Attorney carefully examined, and then pronounced it the most complete absence
of both proof and presumption that he had ever seen.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence
of brow ridges, the absence
of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
She was gone--Green Gables was her home no more; Marilla's face looked very gray and old as she turned to the house which Anne had filled for fourteen years, and even in her absence
, with light and life.