He sat on the ottoman in front of her, reaching out to tuck her hair behind her ear.
He crossed to Katie and sat on the ottoman in front of her.
He then sat on the sofa, put his feet up on the overstuffed ottoman and once again congratulated himself on his prowess.
He had a bowl in one hand and pulled the ottoman closer, seating himself close to her.
Darian resumed his seat on the ottoman and took her hands again.
His black cat leapt from the ottoman onto her chest, content to curl up and sleep.
Only his superb strategy and the heroic devotion of his lieutenants - notably the converted Jew, Jan Samuel Chrzanowski, who held the Ottoman army at bay for eleven days behind the walls of Trembowla - enabled the king to remove "the pagan yoke from our shoulders"; and he returned to be crowned at Cracow on the 14th of February 1676.
After resisting every attempt of the French court to draw him into the antiHabsburg league, Sobieski signed the famous treaty of alliance with the emperor Leopold against the Turks (March 31, 1683), which was the prelude to the most glorious episode of his life, the relief of Vienna and the liberation of Hungary from the Ottoman yoke.
Ancyra was the centre of the Tectosages, one of the three Gaulish tribes which settled in Galatia in the 3rd century B.C., and became the capital of the Roman province of Galatia when it was formally constituted in 25 B.C. During the Byzantine period, throughout which it occupied a position of great importance, it was captured by Persians and Arabs; then it fell into the hands of the Seljuk Turks, was held for eighteen years by the Latin Crusaders, and finally passed to the Ottoman Turks in 1360.
In 1415 it was recovered by the Turks under Mahommed I., and since that period has belonged to the Ottoman empire.
The dignity with which the Ottoman sultans have thereby become invested lends them that prestige throughout the Mussulman world which is of such importance to the present day, and which has thrown into oblivion the condition that the caliph ought to be an Arab of the tribe of Koreish.
It became an important Seljuk town, and late in the 14th century passed into Ottoman hands.
After World War I, as the Ottoman Empire collapsed, several new countries emerged.
Next morning when the valet came into the room with his coffee, Pierre was lying asleep on the ottoman with an open book in his hand.
Pierre turned over heavily on the ottoman and opened his mouth, but could not reply.