Sherlock Holmes pushed him down into the easy-chair and, sitting beside him, patted his hand and chatted
with him in the easy, soothing tones which he knew so well how to employ.
There only remained the lamp in the dining-room where the two men, the murderous host and the unconscious guest, still chatted
over their cigars.
They were all in the best of spirits, and laughed and chatted
The two chatted
together for nearly twenty minutes; then the Countess rose and, walking alone across the wide drawing-room, sat down at Newland Archer's side.
I knew he meant well in paying me this compliment, so I laughed at myself for blushing at it when he had shut the door and got upon the box; and we all three laughed and chatted
about our inexperience and the strangeness of London until we turned up under an archway to our destination--a narrow street of high houses like an oblong cistern to hold the fog.
For months the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land was chatted
about in the newspapers everywhere in America and discussed at countless firesides.
Kennedy ate, drank, and chatted
, like four; he was perfectly delighted with his new life, and seriously proposed to the doctor to settle in this forest, to construct a cabin of boughs and foliage, and, there and then, to lay the foundation of a Robinson Crusoe dynasty in Africa.