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Salammbo

By: Gustave Flaubert

...mour re- doubled; the wounded lions roared in the shade. In an instant the highest terrace of the palace was illumi- nated, the central door opened, a... ... soldiers over- flowed between the lofty bitumen-smeared houses six storys high. Behind their gratings of iron or reed the women, with veiled heads, s... ... I am master of the house! The disarmed man falls at my feet and calls me Lord and Great King.” They shouted, they leaped, the merriest began to tell... ... wings. The grinding of the hy- draulic wheels which conveyed water to the highest storys of the palaces, was no longer heard; and the camels, lying o... ...n the ground in the avenue of cypress trees, Abdalonim, the Steward of the stewards, waving a white miter, advanced towards Hamilcar with a censer in ... ...ng her women, who crowded around her. Hamilcar turned on his heel. All the stewards followed him. 109 Flaubert The door of the emporiums was opened, ... ...eeting together at the points. At last he ascended the stone disc. All the stewards stood with arms folded and heads bent while Abdalonim reared his p... ...the multitude round about re- peated: “Oxen! oxen!” The devout exclaimed: “Lord! eat!” and the priests of Proserpine, complying through terror with th...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

...bird waltz; passing, by a natural association of ideas, to her bird—a very high-shouldered canary, stricken in years, and much rumpled, but a piercing... ...block immediately afterwards,’ said Mrs Chick, as if that consequence were highly probable, ‘but I should have used them. I should have said, “Paul! Y... ... she were going to stop at the floor, but as if she were about to soar up, high, into her native skies, ‘beyond which endurance becomes 13 Charles Di... ...her carriage, to seek comfort and consolation in the arms of Mr Chick, her lord. Figuratively speaking, that is to say; for the arms of Mr Chick were ... ...ot up, that strangers are amazed when they discover latent wrinkles in his lordship’s face, and crows’ feet in his eyes: and first observe him, not ex... ...Major, seeing this, ‘I give you joy . I con- gratulate you, Dombey. By the Lord, Sir,’ says the Major, ‘you are more to be envied, this day, than any ... ...e! Everything that he left here, shall remain in the care of the truest of stewards and kindest of men—and if his name is not Cuttle, he has no name! ...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ave a look at you, your excellency.” “Is everything quite all right?” “The Lord be thanked, yes!” Rostov, who had completely forgotten Denisov, not wi... ...uslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress. “I ... ... words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is... ... by an atmosphere of subservience to his wealth, and being in the habit of lording it over these people, he treated them with absent-minded contempt. ... ...stood at a window with Dolokhov, whose acquaintance he had lately made and highly valued. The old count came up to them and pressed Dolokhov’s hand. “... ... run in announced, with a frightened face: “He’s arrived!” Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and—like rye shaken together in a shovel—the guest... ...ncess Mary looking at the midwife with wide-open eyes of alarm. “Well, the Lord be thanked, Princess,” said Mary Bogdanovna, not hastening her steps. ...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...of which you speak.” The Mason smiled with his gentle fatherly smile. “The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid we may wish to imbibe,”... ...the liquid I receive.” “Y es, yes, that is so,” said Pierre joyfully. “The highest wisdom is not founded on reason alone, not on those worldly science... ...chemistry, and the like, into which intellectual knowledge is divided. The highest wisdom is one. The highest wisdom has but one science—the science o... ...what he should do on his estates. When he reached Kiev he sent for all his stewards to the head office and explained to them his intentions and wishes... ...sylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates. Some of the stewards (there were semiliterate foremen among them) listened with alarm, ... ...g to Princess Mary for support. “They impose on the people,” he repeated. “Lord Jesus Christ!” exclaimed the pilgrim woman, crossing herself. “Oh, don... ...“Master, what have you said? God forgive you!” And she crossed her- self. “Lord forgive him! My dear, what does it mean?…” she asked, turning to Princ...

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The Good Soldier

By: Ford Madox Ford

... take another look at Beaucaire, of course—beauti- ful Beaucaire, with the high, triangular white tower, that looked as thin as a needle and as tall a... ...d in on Florence in the little ancient, colonial, wooden house beneath the high, thin-leaved elms—the first question they asked me was not how I did b... ...the polished cob that Edward, beside me, drove; the animal’s ac- tion, its high-stepping, its skin that was like satin. And the peace! And the red che... ...one day, taking a walk down Bond Street with her son, after having been at Lord’s, she noticed Edward suddenly turn his head round to take a second lo... ...ife was a sheer individualist. His own theory—the feudal theory of an over-lord doing his best by his dependents, the dependents meanwhile doing their... ...by his dependents, the dependents meanwhile doing their best for the over -lord—this theory was entirely foreign to Leonora’s nature. She came of a fa... ...he trains; to have chosen the cabins; to have consulted the purser and the stewards as to diet for the quiescent patient who did nothing but announce ...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...rs to be 4 War and Peace – Book Seven straightened out, its accounts with stewards, quarrels, and in- trigues, its ties, society, and with Sonya’s lo... ... door of a room where a bright samovar was boiling and where the steward’s high bedstead stood with its patchwork quilt. The young count paid no heed ... ... time with- out strapping it to the saddle. Their horses, bridled and with high saddles, stood near them and there too the dogs were lying. The huntsm... ...riendly greetings, she rode up to them. Ilagin lifted his beaver cap still higher to Natasha and said, with a pleasant smile, that the young countess ... ...n’s jacket. “Why, fleas, crickets, grasshoppers,” answered the buffoon. “O Lord, O Lord, it’s always the same! Oh, where am I to go? What am I to do w...

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The Forged Coupon, And Other Stories and Dramas

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...eau – which stand for types and exemplars of spiritual aspiration. To this high priest hood of the quick among the dead, who can doubt that time will... ... and endurance in the face of suffering and dan ger. Capable, besides, of high flights of idealism, which result in epics, but rarely in actions, owi... ...wer and extent of female influence appears incidentally in the sketches of high society in those two masterpieces as well as in the eloquent closing p... ...aw the servants run ning about with food and drink, he saw the cooks, the stewards, the laundresses, the gardeners, the coachmen, hard at work to sup... ... prison, and ye came unto Me. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee ... ...in prison, and ye visited Me not. Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or ... ...ur deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. ’ And he said unto Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom.’ And Jesus said unto h...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...a Fedorovna. With these words she greeted Prince V asili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception. Ann... ...g us! Russia alone must save Europe. Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it. That is the one 3 Tolstoy thing I ha... ...aid.” CHAPTER II ANNA P A VLOVNA’S drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in ... ...he sun and of life, all merged into one feeling of sickening agitation. “O Lord God! Thou who art in that heaven, save, forgive, and protect me!” Rost... ...know the Army Orders by heart and know the Regulations as well as I do the Lord’s Prayer. So, Count, there never is any negligence in my com- pany, an... ...r it beyond the grave! How happy and calm I should be if I could now say: ‘Lord, have mercy on me!’... But to whom should I say that? Either to a Powe... ... run in announced, with a frightened face: “He’s arrived!” Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and—like rye shaken together in a shovel—the guest... ...what he should do on his estates. When he reached Kiev he sent for all his stewards to the head office and explained to them his intentions and wishes... ...sylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates. Some of the stewards (there were semiliterate foremen among them) listened with alarm, ...

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