It is with valets
as with wives, they must be placed at once upon the footing in which you wish them to remain.
It was to Wilson, his valet
, with whom he frequently chatted in airy fashion before rising of a morning, that Rollo Finch first disclosed his great idea.
Dat's one thing you's got to stop, Valet
The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips; the valet
walked by the horses; the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dun distance.
An unknown person had been with him that morning, and made an appointment with him in the Rue Saint-Jacques; unfortunately, the general's valet
, who was dressing his hair at the moment when the stranger entered, heard the street mentioned, but did not catch the number.
Only Thedora is acting as my servant, together with Bwikov's valet
, who oversees everything, but has been absent for the past three days.
went out as silently as he had entered and appeared in a few minutes bringing the dress demanded.
When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet
behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.
Henry Forth, gentleman's valet
, being examined, made the following statement:
Your friend the valet
can tell you who his master's bankers are," he said; "and he can supply you with a specimen of his master's handwriting.
of one of the gentlemen staying here has heard that the late Lord Montbarry was the last person who lived in the palace, before it was made into an hotel.
A coach, into which Captain Osborne's servant put his master's desk and dressing-case, had been in waiting for some time; and into this the two gentlemen hurried under an umbrella, and the valet
mounted on the box, cursing the rain and the dampness of the coachman who was steaming beside him.
Before they rose from the table, when all of them were smoking, Vronsky's valet
went up to him with a letter on a tray.
When I went in, his valet
was standing before him, holding up for inspection a heavy volume of etchings, as long and as broad as my office writing-desk.
It being that period of the forenoon when the various members of the family had coffee in their own chambers, some couple of hours before assembling at breakfast in a faded hall which had once been sumptuous, but was now the prey of watery vapours and a settled melancholy, Mrs General was accessible to the valet