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Not till midwinter was the count at last handed a letter addressed in his son's handwriting.
Anna Mikhaylovna, who always knew everything that passed in the house, on hearing of the arrival of the letter went softly into the room and found the count with it in his hand, sobbing and laughing at the same time.
With one exception, the letters were all addressed either to Sir Patrick or to his sister-in-law.
It had been arranged over-night with Betteredge, that I was to call for him, on our way to Cobb's Hole, as early as I liked--which, interpreted by my impatience to get possession of the letter, meant as early as I could.
Most of the spectators testified to having seen, on the breast of the unhappy minister, a SCARLET LETTER -- the very semblance of that worn by Hester Prynne -- imprinted in the flesh.
His eminence asks for the letter," said Bernouin, passing back into the ante-chamber.
The style of the letter was much above her expectation.
Allowing for an interval of repose at Bordeaux, and for the slow rate at which they would be compelled to move afterward, I might still expect them to arrive in England some time before a letter from the agent in America could reach Mr.
Reckless what I said or what I did, I introduced myself as her relative, and asked to be shown into a quiet room in which I could write a letter.
As he spoke, Villefort drew the letter from his pocket, and presented it to Dantes.
The reading of a letter was not the affair of an instant to Mr.
Always the earliest riser among the ladies of the house, Miss Garth was alo ne in the breakfast-room when the letter was brought in.
I have no curiosity, madam, to know anything," cries Sophia; "but I must insist on your delivering that letter back to the person who gave it you.
Besides the letter from Cecilia (directed to the care of Sir Jervis Redwood), she had received some lines addressed to her by Sir Jervis himself.
And the young king began to write the following letter, which cost him more than one sigh, although, at the same time, something like a feeling of triumph glittered in his eyes: