I left Conseil to stow our trunks conveniently away, and remounted the poop in order to survey the preparations
At length, after occupying about an hour in these preparations
, he opened the door of the room in which the vicomte slept, and entered.
It was now the middle of March, and Captain Bonneville made preparations
to open the spring campaign.
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations
for his journey.
That night was a busy one, for weary as we were, so far as was possible by the moonlight all preparations
for the morrow's fight were continued, and messengers were constantly coming and going from the place where we sat in council.
That recoil had at last urged him to make preparations
for quitting Middlemarch.
David watched my preparations
with distasteful levity, but anon made a noble amend by abruptly offering me his foot as if he had no longer use for it, and I knew by intuition that he expected me to take off his boots.
In the confusion produced at the cottage by the preparations
for entertaining the company, the one room in which Hardyman could receive Isabel with the certainty of not being interrupted was the smoking-room.
After these preparations
he signified that the two men should be brought before him, and greeted them with this salutation: "What sort of a king do I seem to you to be, O strangers?
Hesiod has nothing that remotely approaches such scenes as that between Priam and Achilles, or the pathos of Andromache's preparations
for Hector's return, even as he was falling before the walls of Troy; but in matters that come within the range or ordinary experience, he rarely fails to rise to the appropriate level.
Days before she had been making preparations
for the end, purchasing little stores for the boy's use, marking his books and linen, talking with him and preparing him for the change-- fondly fancying that he needed preparation
Just as Levin had disliked all the trivial preparations
for his wedding, as derogatory to the grandeur of the event, now he felt still more offensive the preparations
for the approaching birth, the date of which they reckoned, it seemed, on their fingers.