Aramis mechanically turned over the leaves of the register, continuing to read the names, but without appearing to take any interest in the names he read.
But, my dear host," said Aramis, closing the register, "if I am not mistaken, we are summoned."
Baisemeaux took the register, hastily restored it to its place in the closet, which he locked, and put the key in his pocket.
A great work, which deserved to remain unique, the last originality of architecture, the signature of a giant artist at the bottom of the colossal register of stone which was closed forever.
At its base are written some ancient titles of humanity which architecture had not registered. To the left of the entrance has been fixed the ancient bas-relief, in white marble, of Homer; to the right, the polyglot Bible rears its seven heads.
My anxiety to examine the register did not dispose me to offer much encouragement to the old man's talkativeness.
Calculating back from this, and making due allowance for the year that had passed since I had gained my information, I found that he must have been born in eighteen hundred and four, and that I might safely start on my search through the register from that date.
"Who do you think those professors are, whose names we saw on the register
Once, even, had there been an eruption of strange four-legged, horned and hairy creatures, the images of which, registered
in his brain, would have been identifiable in the brains of humans with what humans worded "goats."
"Jacques," returned Defarge, drawing himself up, "if madame my wife undertook to keep the register
in her memory alone, she would not lose a word of it--not a syllable of it.
The butler was awaiting my arrival; he had received by the same post as mine a registered
letter of instruction, and had sent at once for a locksmith and a carpenter.
He said I might do so if I pleased, but that if I did not, there were ways enough to secure my right, and immediately to appropriate the profits to my use: and as there were ships in the river of Lisbon just ready to go away to Brazil, he made me enter my name in a public register
, with his affidavit, affirming, upon oath, that I was alive, and that I was the same person who took up the land for the planting the said plantation at first.