The other is made of artificial flowers, shaped and colored by a skillful artist.
"A skillful commander?" replied Pierre.
I think I shall keep this Wizard until a new Sorcerer is ready to pick, for he seems quite skillful and may be of use to us.
"And they say he's a skillful commander," rejoined Pierre.
He couldn't tell if his brother heard or not; the young man was deep in battle with a particularly skillful invisible vamp.
"I don't understand what is meant by 'a skillful commander,'" replied Prince Andrew ironically.
To study the skillful tactics and aims of Napoleon and his army from the time it entered Moscow till it was destroyed is like studying the dying leaps and shudders of a mortally wounded animal.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
He reined in his horse with the care of a skillful rider and, slightly bending over, disengaged his saber which had caught in his cloak.