Meanwhile the usual
buzzing and bobbing of heads went on amongst the usual
little group near the foot of the altar.
He simply gave Alexey Alexandrovitch the money he needed together with a brief statement of the position of his affairs, which was not altogether satisfactory, as it had happened that during that year, owing to increased expenses, more had been paid out than usual
, and there was a deficit.
When Princess Mary went to him at the usual
hour he was working at his lathe and, as usual
, did not look round at her.
Of course, all the chances were that de Barral should have fallen upon a perfectly harmless, naive, usual
, inefficient specimen of respectable governess for his daughter; or on a commonplace silly adventuress who would have tried, say, to marry him or work some other sort of common mischief in a small way.
With regard to herself, it was now a matter of unconcern whether she went to town or not, and when she saw her mother so thoroughly pleased with the plan, and her sister exhilarated by it in look, voice, and manner, restored to all her usual
animation, and elevated to more than her usual
gaiety, she could not be dissatisfied with the cause, and would hardly allow herself to distrust the consequence.
The physicians, therefore, finding themselves anticipated in everything they ordered, were at a loss how to apply that portion of time which it is usual
and decent to remain for their fee, and were therefore necessitated to find some subject or other for discourse; and what could more naturally present itself than that before mentioned?
Caswall summoned servants, who applied the usual
"Much as usual
," said Miss Garth, feeling her resources of politeness fast failing her.
"Her husband's destiny," said Madame Defarge, with her usual
composure, "will take him where he is to go, and will lead him to the end that is to end him.
Then she grasped the front hair, which she also cut off, without expressing the least regret; on the contrary, her eyes sparkled with greater pleasure than usual
under her ebony eyebrows.
The old man welcomed them once more to his village with his usual
cordiality, and his respectable squaw and hopeful son, cherishing grateful recollections of the hatchet and ear-bobs, joined in a chorus of friendly gratulation.
I repaired to my post in the counting-house as usual
; the fire there, but just lit, as yet only smoked; Steighton had not yet arrived.
To this species of medical treatment, however, I would by no means accede, much as he insisted upon it; and so we partook of our usual
morsel, and silently resumed our journey.
Her sister was slightly offended; but the event proved Matilda was right: the disappointed lover performed his pastoral duties as usual
. Rosalie, indeed, affirmed he looked very pale and dejected: he might be a little paler; but the difference, if any, was scarcely perceptible.
Leaving a note for Arthur Barville, on his arrival in Venice, in which he merely mentioned that he had gone to look at the Italian lakes, and that a line addressed to his hotel at Milan would bring him back again, he took the afternoon train to Padua-- and dined with his usual
appetite, and slept as well as ever that night.