The count sat on the sofa between two guests
who were smoking and talking.
How that name froze the hearts of the assembled guests
She looked about her with observant eyes; not only noticing the tent which had been set up on the grass to accommodate the expected guests
, but entering it, and looking at the waiters who were engaged in placing the luncheon on the table.
As she left her apartments to make her way to the gardens where the guests
were congregating, two warriors, the insignia of the House of the Prince of Helium upon their harness, followed a few paces behind her, grim reminders that the assassin's blade may never be ignored upon Barsoom, where, in a measure, it counterbalances the great natural span of human life, which is estimated at not less than a thousand years.
Then Alcinous led the way to the house and bade his guests
take their seats.
Then the long delay began to be positively discomforting, and relations and guests
tried to look as if they were not thinking of the bridegroom but were engrossed in conversation.
Thereafter, when there were no guests
, I took this daily pre-dinner cocktail.
A chair and plate for Hepzibah,--the same for Phoebe,--but what other guest
did her cousin look for?
With those words, he walks out of the room as quietly as he walked into it, and leaves his two guests
to meditate gratefully on Shetland hospitality.
The bridegroom arrived and also a large company of guests
, for the miller had taken care to invite all his friends and relations.
In obedience to the summons, there was a general gathering of rank, wealth, and beauty; and the wide door of the Province House had seldom given admittance to more numerous and honorable guests
than on the evening of Lady Eleanore's ball.
It was accordingly the Prince's intention, which he for some time maintained, to treat these unwonted guests
with a courtesy to which they had been little accustomed.
made no remark upon this novel cure for drowsiness, and recipe for making people lively, but, with his hands clasped behind him, stood in the porch, very much amused to see old John, with the bridle in his hand, wavering between a strong impulse to abandon the animal to his fate, and a half disposition to lead him into the house, and shut him up in the parlour, while he waited on his master.
had often been on business to the doctor's; he knew Poole; he could scarce have failed to hear of Mr.
Winter, a bad guest
, sitteth with me at home; blue are my hands with his friendly hand-shaking.