The countess was sitting with her companion Belova, playing grand- patience as usual, when Pierre and Natasha came into the drawing room with parcels under their arms.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.
So he was still playing mind games.
Vera was playing chess with Shinshin in the drawing room.
He lowered the glasses and met her gaze, a smile playing at the corners of his mouth.
A very pretty curly-headed boy with a look of the Christ in the Sistine Madonna was depicted playing at stick and ball.
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
Was it merely another game he was playing with her mind?
We had always teetered on the edge, Martha and me, even as young children, playing you-show-me-yours-I'll-show-you-mine and sneaking to places forbidden.
She closed her eyes, more of his home videos playing through her mind.
"I'm not playing your game," she said and turned away again.
The pair spent the balance of the morning emptying the washing machine and dryer, only to fill them with never-ending loads, while in between clearing dishes, brewing more coffee, and playing the jovial innkeepers.
Back at the house, Carmen prepared the chicken for the oven while Destiny sat in her high chair playing with some cereal.
He waved a thorny hand and at once the tinkling of bells was heard, playing sweet music.
They don't really worry about whether playing polo or building orphanages or any other chosen pursuit can pay the bills, because they don't need it to pay the bills.
The waves seemed to be playing a game with me, and tossed me from one to another in their wild frolic.
I use playing cards marked in the upper right-hand corner with braille symbols which indicate the value of the card.
The regiments had entered and left the town with their bands playing, and by the Grand Duke's orders the men had marched all the way in step (a practice on which the Guards prided themselves), the officers on foot and at their proper posts.
Berg and Boris, having rested after yesterday's march, were sitting, clean and neatly dressed, at a round table in the clean quarters allotted to them, playing chess.
His attention was on some children playing in the park across the street, so he didn't immediately see her.
Under other circumstances, she might have enjoyed having the upper hand, but right now she didn't feel much like playing games.
There was a little girl of about six or seven playing with a doll on the floor.
Look what he dreamt; a woman ironing shirts, a child playing, a cat and a farmer pitching hay.
The toys they were both playing with remained.
Martha was playing nurse maid to both Howie's limitations and his fragile ego while struggling with morning sickness and her stressful hospital position.
The old man and child were playing checkers in comfortable den when a housekeeper called them to dinner.
Through Brennan's subtle urging, the authorities, ultimate recipients of our tips, were learning to deny them outright or down playing their importance.
He's playing with our heads.
Small towns, children playing, birds singing.
I staggered back to my room, away from the contented people playing around the pool, not wanting them to see me in tears.
Napoleon did not notice that in regard to his army he was playing the part of a doctor who hinders by his medicines--a role he so justly understood and condemned.
The count nodded affirmatively, and Natasha, at the rapid pace at which she used to run when playing at tag, ran through the ballroom to the anteroom and downstairs into the yard.
"Ozheg-zheg, Ozheg-zheg..." hissed the saber against the whetstone, and suddenly Petya heard an harmonious orchestra playing some unknown, sweetly solemn hymn.
The children were playing at "going to Moscow" in a carriage made of chairs and invited her to go with them.
"How sweet!" said Countess Mary, looking at and playing with the baby.
Skill in the use of words and her habit of playing with them make her ready with mots and epigrams.
One paper has Helen demonstrating problems in geometry by means of her playing blocks.
She was playing on the pier with a wee brother.
And when he came to the nut trees, and saw the shells left by the idle fairies and all the traces of their frolic, he knew exactly how they had acted, and that they had disobeyed him by playing and loitering on their way through the woods.
Then they began to wander merrily about searching for nuts, climbing trees, peeping curiously into the empty birds' nests, and playing hide and seek from behind the trees.
His favorite occupation when not playing boston, a card game he was very fond of, was that of listener, especially when he succeeded in setting two loquacious talkers at one another.