About this time I found out the use of a key.
Did you talk to your parents this way?
Very little would change in this seventy-year stretch of life.
There is no play in them, for this comes after work.
"Heavens! what a virulent attack!" replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception.
And stop this necking before the kids come in.
This would be the only attempt they would make.
This was the final step.
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
At least at this point, the old house was paying for itself.
This time he didn't simply indicate what he felt.
It was embarrassing to think she had let it go on this long without realizing he was troubled by it.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
Just about time I think the two of you are making progress, something like this comes up.
"I've got to go wash my hands and shuck this coat," she said.
I just thought it would be fun for the man to tell the wife this for once.
I hope you accept this by the time the baby is born.
"What?" she asked, glancing around to see what she'd absentmindedly done this time.
I should get rid of this and buy something a little more feminine.
But this wasn't just any trip.
It always comes down to this, doesn't it?
I mean, that they didn't feel this way all the time.
He didn't want to go, so maybe this was his expression of resistance.
If their meeting today was any indication, this visit was going to be interesting - if not uncomfortable.
This wasn't the Alex she knew.
This is a fine meal, do you think?
This new baby... it will not be too much?
Someone else carries this baby for you.
This does not bother you?
This isn't easy for you, is it?
I agreed to this and I want the baby as much as you do.
He hardened his heart against the senator who was introducing this set and narrow attitude into the deliberations of the nobility.
(He was well acquainted with the senator, but thought it necessary on this occasion to address him formally.)
"Yes, and this is not a time for discussing," he continued, "but for acting: there is war in Russia!
And by this visit of the Emperor to Moscow the strength of the Russian army was trebled.
Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
I'm old and weak and this is what you wanted.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
She did not realize the significance of this war, though Dessalles with whom she constantly conversed was passionately interested in its progress and tried to explain his own conception of it to her, and though the "God's folk" who came to see her reported, in their own way, the rumors current among the people of an invasion by Antichrist, and though Julie (now Princess Drubetskaya), who had resumed correspondence with her, wrote patriotic letters from Moscow.
The chief reason Princess Mary did not realize the full significance of this war was that the old prince never spoke of it, did not recognize it, and laughed at Dessalles when he mentioned it at dinner.