When the colonel
showed her the lump of sugar, holding it between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, she again uttered her little wild cry, and sprang toward him; then she stopped, struggling against the instinctive fear he caused her; she looked at the sugar and turned away her head alternately, precisely like a dog whose master forbids him to touch his food until he has said a letter of the alphabet which he slowly repeats.
There was a moment, too, when the colonel
thought of presenting me to Madame de Dolomien, by the way of assuring his favor in the royal circle, but when he came to count up the money he should lose in the way of profits, this idea became painful, and it was abandoned.
I don't see why we should entertain lunatics," said the colonel
Be that as it might, it seemed to produce no awakening effect on Colonel
Striking his horse with his long muscular legs as if it were to blame for everything, the colonel
moved forward and ordered the second squadron, that in which Rostov was serving under Denisov, to return to the bridge.
Then the Colonel
, seeing his mistake, turned to fluent and picturesque Urdu and Kim was contented.
He asked all travellers whether they knew a certain Colonel
Lor Crawley--avec sa femme une petite dame, tres spirituelle.
They were very happy, and their hearts swelled with grateful affection for the colonel
and the youthful lieutenant.
One of them is a letter of instructions from Colonel
By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel
asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.
Thirty or forty passengers had already descended, amongst them Colonel
You look after him," the colonel
shouted to Yashvin, pointing to Vronsky; and he went down below to the soldiers.