If anything could take her mind off the worry of surrogacy, he could.
Oh, I guess Zeb could fight if he had to.
Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.
Besides, after he inherited, he could always put someone in charge of the estate.
She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.
The sudden rush into space confused them so that they could not think.
No one could deny that Alex was a devoted husband and father.
As they approached a large building, a lot of whooping and yelling could be heard.
From their elevated position they could overlook the entire valley, but not a single moving object could they see.
But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?
With so many people at their house, it was fortunate that the weather was warm and dry so they could utilize the courtyard for the children.
Only they could fail to see it, the prince continued, evidently thinking of the campaign of 1807 which seemed to him so recent.
Black figures flitted about before the fire, and through the incessant crackling of the flames talking and shouting could be heard.
Princess Mary could not quite make out what he had said, but from his look it was clear that he had uttered a tender caressing word such as he had never used to her before.
Could you start a fire, honey?
The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.
Actually, I could make guesses, but they might well be spectacularly wrong and a guy doesn't want that haunting him ten years from now.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.
But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.
He could not resist looking at them once more.
Ours? said many voices, and the men were in such haste to clear out that the prince could hardly stop them.
How could they make a man commander-in-chief who cannot mount a horse, who drops asleep at a council, and has the very worst morals!
The "man of great merit," despite his desire to obtain the post of director, could not refrain from reminding Prince Vasili of his former opinion.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
But what could have happened?
Nothing could be gained by dwelling on such thoughts.
No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.
No, so I could get over it.
Señor Medena was watching Alex, but from the corner of her eye Carmen could see Alex was looking out the window.
You could wear a feed sack at a formal dinner and not look underdressed.
I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
She ran up to him and, in the play of the sunlight that fell in small round spots through the shade of the lime-tree avenue, could not be sure what change there was in his face.
All she could see was that his former stern and determined expression had altered to one of timidity and submission.
She assumed an attitude of prayer, looked at the icons, repeated the words of a prayer, but she could not pray.
She could not sleep and several times went to the door and listened, wishing to enter but not deciding to do so.
When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.
She could not understand them, but tried to guess what he was saying and inquiringly repeated the words he uttered.
Princess Mary could no longer restrain herself and wept while she gazed at his face.
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
She thought he was speaking of Russia, or Prince Andrew, of herself, of his grandson, or of his own death, and so she could not guess his words.