It is with valets as with wives, they must be placed at once upon the footing in which you wish them to remain.
Athos, on his part, had a valet whom he had trained in his service in a thoroughly peculiar fashion, and who was named Grimaud.
Next morning when the valet came into the room with his coffee, Pierre was lying asleep on the ottoman with an open book in his hand.
The countess told me to inquire whether your excellency was at home," said the valet.
I had expected that the valet would be dismissed when I appeared, but nothing of the sort happened.
Oblige me by giving that man permission to withdraw," I said, pointing to the valet.
Henry Westwick was here (I have this from the valet, too) he occupied the room his brother died in (without knowing it), like you.
the valet heard him tell the gentlemen in the coffee-room) he could not sleep; he felt so low and so wretched in himself.
The valet went out of the room, this time by the centre door, but still as silently as before; one might have fancied him an apparition.
The valet instantly brought to his master a regimental hat with a wide brim.
He had consequently ordered Bernouin, his valet de chambre, to bring him a little traveling-desk, so that he might write in bed.
No, monseigneur," replied the valet de chambre; "M.
how like he is to the deputy prosecutor Sventitsky," said one of the guests in French of the valet
, while Vronsky, frowning, read the letter.
I never speak to his excellency," replied the concierge; "the valet de chambre will carry your message.
Now, leave me, and desire my valet de chambre to come hither.