As a man who brings twenty-five thousand francs is always a worthy official, the cashier is sure not to leave without his confirmation to the post from which he has seen a succession of ministers come and go during a period of, perhaps, twenty-five years.
The minister guessed at the real meaning of the desire, which simply was that des Lupeaulx wanted to strengthen a precarious position, so that he might throw off all dependence on his chief.
Lynde says he isn't married, or even engaged, because she made special inquiries about him, and she says it would never do to have a young unmarried minister in Avonlea, because he might marry in the congregation and that would make trouble.
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.
It was larger and more imposing and its minister was better paid.
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.
Comte de la Fere," replied Athos, bowing more slightly than the ceremonial and pride of the all-powerful minister required.
Since you are a Frenchman, monsieur, you ought to know the position of a prime minister at the court of France.
Gordon Jones exclaimed, "that no requests from me or say, for instance, the Prime Minister
, would have any weight with you?
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.
We shall have to have a serious talk," the Prime Minister
said, "in a few days' time.
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
The old minister
seated himself in an arm-chair and made an effort to draw Pearl betwixt his knees.