The day on which a serious and unlooked-for struggle about this appointment began, after a ministerial dinner which preceded one of those receptions which ministers regard as public, des Lupeaulx was standing beside the fireplace near the minister's wife.
Just then the minister saw a deputy of the Right Centre enter the room, and he left his wife abruptly to cajole an undecided vote.
The new minister and his wife were a young, pleasant-faced couple, still on their honeymoon, and full of all good and beautiful enthusiasms for their chosen lifework.
Bentley he didn't mind him, but he's going to find it hard to get acquainted with a new minister, and a new minister's wife will frighten him to death.
The minister of police maintained a silence which was equivalent to a complete avowal.
I do not know, sire," answered the minister of police.
Prince Andrew felt that either the actions of Kutuzov's army interested the Minister of War less than any of the other matters he was concerned with, or he wanted to give the Russian special messenger that impression.
When Prince Andrew left the palace he felt that all the interest and happiness the victory had afforded him had been now left in the indifferent hands of the Minister of War and the polite adjutant.
We shall have to have a serious talk," the Prime Minister said, "in a few days' time.
Heseltine thinks there's something behind this correspondence," the Prime Minister said slowly.
The room in the bell tower of the church, where on Sunday mornings the minister
prayed for an in- crease in him of the power of God, had but one window.
There was a rustle in the gallery, which nobody noticed; a moment later the church door creaked; the minister
raised his streaming eyes above his hand- kerchief, and stood transfixed
Then, monsieur," said Mazarin, who began to be irritated, "you will neither see the minister
nor the king.
don't come here for nothing, and this one happens to be a friend of Sir Alfred's.
The old minister
seated himself in an arm-chair and made an effort to draw Pearl betwixt his knees.