I told you not to give my number to anyone.
Has Alex told you about the party?
I've told myself that a hundred times.
They told him about the wonderful things they had seen there.
Mom told me that Dad forgave her for her affair with Señor Medena.
"I told her I would be here," Carmen said.
He knew exactly what he wanted and I told him we would buy it for him.
At first, when my teacher told me about a new thing I asked very few questions.
"If you wake me up early, I'll help you with the chores too," Jonathan told Alex.
Has anybody ever told you that you're beautiful?
Because you told me to, remember?
The memory was poignant, overshadowed by events that took place after she told Alex she was expecting.
How many times have I told you not to leave the house at night in your bare feet?
"That is quite a history," said Ozma; "but there is a little more history about the Land of Oz that you do not seem to understand--perhaps for the reason that no one ever told it you.
Then they told him dinner would be served directly and he replied that they could not serve it too quickly to suit his convenience.
Otanes answered, I have already told two of your men that I have forty pieces of gold in my hat.
Towards evening he told his men to ride home by the main road while he went by another way that was somewhat longer.
How much had he told Señor Medena - or how little?
No doubt he told them that Alexia had died, because after Jonathan's statement, that would be easiest.
On the way to town, she told Len about the car and how she had come to meet the Giddon family.
"Well then," continued Prince Andrew to Alpatych, "report to them as I have told you"; and not replying a word to Berg who was now mute beside him, he touched his horse and rode down the side street.
Dulce motioned to Carmen from a hallway, so Carmen told Alex to take the children up and she would be up shortly.
Once she asked for daddy, but went back to sleep when Carmen told her he was asleep.
He says he thinks he has a cold, but the doctor told me he could get pneumonia real easy.
For the first time the memory of how he reacted when she told him she was pregnant wasn't a painful one.
She immediately told him about the incident with Jonathan and Alfonso and he simply nodded.
I told Morino last night that I would look at them before we left.
He didn't act concerned when she told him she had looked at them - not until she questioned the source.
Alex must have told the carpenters to stop working so she could sleep during the day.
He says he thinks he has a cold, but the doctor told me he could get pneumonia real easy.
"I told her I would be here," Carmen said.
Alex told her to call him back if she didn't give birth in an hour.
When Alex came home that evening, Carmen told him about it.
I told you there was nothing going on between us.
Wouldn't it have been easier if you had told me?
I've already told her, but she won't listen to me either.
I wish you had told me.
I told you that I was very happy because of your happiness.
After a time I became discouraged, and told her I was afraid she could not make it stand, but that I would build it for her; but she did not approve of this plan.
On moving to the drawing room he handed the letter to Princess Mary and, spreading out before him the plan of the new building and fixing his eyes upon it, told her to read the letter aloud.
No, I told him about them.
Others joined those men and stopped and told how cannon balls had fallen on a house close to them.
Alpatych went back to the house, called the coachman, and told him to set off.
Having written this and given the paper to Alpatych, he told him how to arrange for departure of the prince, the princess, his son, and the boy's tutor, and how and where to let him know immediately.
I told them his election as chief of the militia would not please the Emperor.
Napoleon smiled and told them to give the Cossack a horse and bring the man to him.
Napoleon told him to ride by his side and began questioning him.
Alex should have told you all this.
Have you told her yet?
It was something she had been told often, but never expected to be asked.
Instinct told her his threat wasn't simply the liquor talking.
I asked a few questions and was quickly told to mind my own business.
Connie would have told Len about the fact that Yancey didn't want to give her his phone number.
Maybe she should have told Len about the exchange.
Len told me about your car.
Maybe it would hurt Sarah's feelings less if she simply told the truth.
Well, if that was what worried you, I'd have told Mom to bring a steak.
But then, he didn't actually say he told her.
He simply said he would have told her to bring something else.
She thought he was a friend and told him you were at the house.
She told him about everything but the kiss.
Howard hadn't told her.
The man told him he needed to get rid of me and Yancey told him he'd deal with me in his own way.
You told her you weren't going to let me go back to college.
Ironically, it was something he told me Lisa said that gave me the idea to search somewhere else.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
"By the way," said the man with the star, looking steadily at the Sorcerer, "you told us yesterday that there would not be a second Rain of Stones.
They now bade farewell to the kind but unseen people of the cottage, and after the man had called their attention to a high, pyramid-shaped mountain on the opposite side of the Valley, and told them how to travel in order to reach it, they again started upon their journey.
We consider ourselves very beautiful in appearance, for mother has told us so, and she knows.
For, if we told you truly, you might escape us altogether; and if we told you an untruth we would be naughty and deserve to be punished.
The Wizard told them of the misfortune that had overtaken the wanderers.
In the closets he discovered many fancy costumes of rich velvets and brocades, and one of the attendants told him to dress himself in any of the clothes that pleased him and to be prepared to dine with the Princess and Dorothy in an hour's time.
I told them I was a Wizard, and showed them some easy tricks that amazed them; and when they saw the initials painted on the balloon they called me Oz.
Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country.
"This is a fine country, and I like all the people that live in it," he told Dorothy.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
Men have told me that there is no riddle so cunning that you can not solve it.
She showed them the beautiful pictures, and told them how they had been drawn and painted.
"If I had answered your questions differently, I should have told a lie," said Otanes; "and none but cowards tell lies"
Then he told them what laws he would require them to obey.
He told his wonderful story to the king; but the king would not believe him.
And many other stories are told of this man's great love and pity for the timid creatures which lived in the fields and woods.
Many other stories are told of this wonderful slave.
Each one told of some plan by which to keep out of her way.
They told him about the strange lands they had visited far over the sea.
Then the merchant told him how the eagle had flown away with his money.
"There is nothing lacking," he said, "but the ten pieces he has told you about; and I will give him these as a reward."
And one ran quickly and told the good abbess, or mistress of the abbey, what strange thing had happened.
They told him that there were beautiful things at home--why go away to see other things less beautiful?
"And is this the great, beautiful, happy world that I have been told about?" cried the prince.
So they carried the tripod to the governor, and each told his story.
So the governor called two of his trusted officers and told them to carry the tripod to Priene and offer it to Bias.
They told him about their errand and showed him the beautiful prize.
They told him that it was not for sale, but that it was to be given to the wisest of the wise.
The famous men of whom I have told you in this story are commonly called the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
As my professors told me the first day I started studying economics in college (and never tired of repeating), scarcity is the central underlying assumption of all economic theory.
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
So yeah, if you told them to choose between working and not working, many would choose to relax.
In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
Mr. Endicott told me about the great ships that came sailing by from Boston, bound for Europe.
Something I said made her think she detected in my words a confession that I did remember Miss Canby's story of "The Frost Fairies," and she laid her conclusions before Mr. Anagnos, although I had told her most emphatically that she was mistaken.
Then she told me that she had a beautiful story about a little boy which she was sure I should like better than "The Scarlet Letter."
The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
The prattle of the little ones and their pleasure in the stories I told them of elf and gnome, of hero and wily bear, are pleasant things to remember.
There was an odour of print and leather in the room which told me that it was full of books, and I stretched out my hand instinctively to find them.
My fingers lighted upon a beautiful volume of Tennyson's poems, and when Miss Sullivan told me what it was I began to recite:
Teacher told me about kind gentleman I shall be glad to read pretty story I do read stories in my book about tigers and lions and sheep.
I told them all I knew about them.
My teacher told me Tuesday that you wanted to know how I came to wish to talk with my mouth.
She wanted him brought to Boston, and when she was told that money would be needed to get him a teacher, she answered, "We will raise it."
My friends have told me about your great and magnificent city, and I have read a great deal that wise Englishmen have written.
Once the Earl of Meath came to see me, and he told me that the queen was much beloved by her people, because of her gentleness and wisdom.
I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I was when Mr. Anagnos told me that you had sent him some money to help educate "Baby Tom."
You remember teacher and I told you Sunday that I wanted to have a little tea in aid of the kindergarten.
Mr. Bell and I planned it together, and Mr. Bell made all the arrangements before we told teacher anything about it.
Mr. Clemens told us many entertaining stories, and made us laugh till we cried.
Mr. Burroughs told me about his home near the Hudson, and what a happy place it must be!
Besides, I have been told that "sociables" cost more than other kinds of bicycles.
Why, bless you, I thought I wrote to you the day after the "Eclogues" arrived, and told you how glad I was to have them!
Miss Sullivan always sat beside me, and told me what the teachers said.
I do not think I have told you that my dear teacher is reading "The Faery Queen" to me.
I considered this suggestion carefully, then I told Mr. Rhoades that I should be proud and glad to have wise friends to whom I could always turn for advice in all important matters.
I was in New York not long ago and I saw Miss Rhoades, who told me that she had seen Katie McGirr.
Dr. Bell told me many interesting things about his work.
Finally Miss Keller told him to "fire both barrels."
Yesterday I read to her the story of 'Macbeth,' as told by Charles and Mary Lamb.
When she was told of the surrender of the brave little people, her face clouded and she was silent a few minutes.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
He saw a gentleman whom he presumed to be the director, and told him about Helen.
I have told Captain and Mrs. Keller that they must not interfere with me in any way.
I told her to shut the door, and she added, "and lock."
I told her to ask her father, and she said, "No--mother."
Near the landing there is a beautiful little spring, which Helen calls "squirrel-cup," because I told her the squirrels came there to drink.
I told her that the book wasn't afraid, and must sleep in its case, and that "girl" mustn't read in bed.
I told her that she had better not talk about it any more, but think.
But I told her that my heart was sad, and I didn't feel like eating.
She remembers all that I told her about it, and in telling her mother REPEATED THE VERY WORDS AND PHRASES I HAD USED IN DESCRIBING IT TO HER.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
I took Helen and my Botany, "How Plants Grow," up in the tree, where we often go to read and study, and I told her in simple words the story of plantlife.
I reminded her of the corn, beans and watermelon-seed she had planted in the spring, and told her that the tall corn in the garden, and the beans and watermelon vines had grown from those seeds.
I told her that she could call the egg the cradle of life.
I told her that her hair was brown, and she asked, "Is brown very pretty?"
I told her that when we are happy our thoughts are bright, and when we are naughty they are sad.
I told her that I could see things with my eyes, and that she could see them with her fingers.
On being told that she was white and that one of the servants was black, she concluded that all who occupied a similar menial position were of the same hue; and whenever I asked her the colour of a servant she would say "black."
They were as gentle as kittens; but I told her they would get wild and fierce as they grew older.
Helen is as eager to have stories told her as any hearing child I ever knew.
When I told her that Santa Claus would not come until she was asleep, she shut her eyes and said, "He will think girl is asleep."
The ring you sent her was in the toe of the stocking, and when I told her you gave it to Santa Claus for her, she said, "I do love Mrs. Hopkins."
When I told her that Mildred's eyes were blue, she asked, "Are they like wee skies?"
I told her they were tulips; but of course she didn't understand the word-play.
She seemed to think at first that the children all belonged to the visiting ministers; but soon she recognized some little friends among them, and I told her the ministers didn't bring their children with them.
I told him he could buy some gloves if he wished, and that I would have the alphabet stamped on them.
I was incredulous when he first told me the secret.
At last it became necessary to kill him, and, when Helen next asked to go and see him, I told her that he was DEAD.
But after a great deal of thought and study, I told her, men came to believe that all forces were manifestations of one power, and to that power they gave the name GOD.
I told her that God was everywhere, and that she must not think of Him as a person, but as the life, the mind, the soul of everything.
I have already told her in simple language of the beautiful and helpful life of Jesus, and of His cruel death.
When told that Jesus walked on the sea to meet His disciples, she said, decidedly, "It does not mean WALKED, it means SWAM."
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
When told recently that Hungarians were born musicians, she asked in surprise, "Do they sing when they are born?"
I am told that Miss Keller speaks better than most other deaf people.
Miss Keller has told how she learned to speak.
So he called together his merry little fairies, and showing them a number of jars and vases filled with gold and precious stones, told them to carry those carefully to the palace of Santa Claus, and give them to him with the compliments of King Frost.
"He will know how to make good use of the treasure," added Jack Frost; then he told the fairies not to loiter by the way, but to do his bidding quickly.
This morning I took a bath, and when teacher came upstairs to comb my hair she told me some very sad news which made me unhappy all day.
Helen told me that for a long time she had thought of Jack Frost as a king, because of the many treasures which he possessed.
Suddenly we stopped, and I knew, without being told, the Sea was at my feet.
They have told me nothing, and probably cannot tell me anything to the purpose.
A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise.
I told them that I drank at the pond, and pointed thither, offering to lend them a dipper.
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
In the spring of '49 I talked with the man who lives nearest the pond in Sudbury, who told me that it was he who got out this tree ten or fifteen years before.
Here then men saluted one another, and heard and told the news, and went their ways again.
A hunter told me that he once saw a fox pursued by hounds burst out on to Walden when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, run part way across, and then return to the same shore.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
The Concord hunter told him what he knew and offered him the skin; but the other declined it and departed.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
One man still preserves the horns of the last deer that was killed in this vicinity, and another has told me the particulars of the hunt in which his uncle was engaged.
They told me that in a good day they could get out a thousand tons, which was the yield of about one acre.
They told me that they had some in the ice-houses at Fresh Pond five years old which was as good as ever.
I was told a charming Moscow story today and must treat you to it.
Though it was unintelligible why he had told it, or why it had to be told in Russian, still Anna Pavlovna and the others appreciated Prince Hippolyte's social tact in so agreeably ending Pierre's unpleasant and unamiable outburst.
"I have already told you, Papa," said his son, "that if you don't wish to let me go, I'll stay.
After receiving her visitors, the countess was so tired that she gave orders to admit no more, but the porter was told to be sure to invite to dinner all who came "to congratulate."
The story told about him at Count Rostov's was true.
Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
"Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"
You know I have told him all about it.
Mamma told me to ask you to join the dancers.
Last winter she wheedled herself in here and told the count such vile, disgraceful things about us, especially about Sophie--I can't repeat them--that it made the count quite ill and he would not see us for a whole fortnight.
On waking in the morning she told the Rostovs and all her acquaintances the details of Count Bezukhov's death.
A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
My father has not spoken to me of a suitor, but has only told me that he has received a letter and is expecting a visit from Prince Vasili.
Prince Andrew and his sister, hand in hand, kissed one another, and he told her she was still the same crybaby as ever.
"Well, you've told me nothing new," and the old man repeated, meditatively and rapidly:
Who told you that?
The captain's face showed the uneasiness of a schoolboy who is told to repeat a lesson he has not learned.
You told me to remind you of the officer Dolokhov, reduced to the ranks in this regiment.
"Have you told them to bring the horse?" asked Telyanin, getting up and looking carelessly about him.
He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a chance to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.
You yourself told him to come.
He told me I lied, and I told him he lied.
And Bogdanich was a brick: he told you you were saying what was not true.
"I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.'"
We had expected, as I told you, to get at their rear by seven in the morning but had not reached it by five in the afternoon.
The French entered Vienna as I told you.
Kutuzov himself, he was told, was in the house with Prince Bagration and Weyrother.
Having ridden round the whole line from right flank to left, Prince Andrew made his way up to the battery from which the staff officer had told him the whole field could be seen.
He still looked ahead while Prince Andrew told him what he had seen.
Tushin told them to give the man some water.
But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.
The architect had told him that it was necessary, and Pierre, without knowing why, was having his enormous Petersburg house done up.
Why did this thought never occur to me before? and again he told himself that it was impossible, that there would be something unnatural, and as it seemed to him dishonorable, in this marriage.
My wife has told me everything!
Anatole kissed the old man, and looked at him with curiosity and perfect composure, waiting for a display of the eccentricities his father had told him to expect.
Mademoiselle Bourienne was often touched to tears as in imagination she told this story to him, her seducer.
"I told you it was all lumps and holes!" the little princess repeated.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.
And the two friends told each other of their doings, the one of his hussar revels and life in the fighting line, the other of the pleasures and advantages of service under members of the Imperial family.
Rostov was a truthful young man and would on no account have told a deliberate lie.
And so he told them all that.
The one who was writing and whom Boris addressed turned round crossly and told him Bolkonski was on duty and that he should go through the door on the left into the reception room if he wished to see him.
And the talkative Dolgorukov, turning now to Boris, now to Prince Andrew, told how Bonaparte wishing to test Markov, our ambassador, purposely dropped a handkerchief in front of him and stood looking at Markov, probably expecting Markov to pick it up for him, and how Markov immediately dropped his own beside it and picked it up without touching Bonaparte's.
Kutuzov looked sternly at his adjutant and, after a pause, replied: I think the battle will be lost, and so I told Count Tolstoy and asked him to tell the Emperor.
Rostov spurred his horse, called to Sergeant Fedchenko and two other hussars, told them to follow him, and trotted downhill in the direction from which the shouting came.
Who told you that?...
It's all up now! he was told in Russian, German, and Czech by the crowd of fugitives who understood what was happening as little as he did.
One officer told Rostov that he had seen someone from headquarters behind the village to the left, and thither Rostov rode, not hoping to find anyone but merely to ease his conscience.
His looks thanked her for offering him his freedom and told her that one way or another he would never cease to love her, for that would be impossible.
In the night he called his valet and told him to pack up to go to Petersburg.
"The countess told me to inquire whether your excellency was at home," said the valet.
The old prince, stepping on his heels, paced up and down his study and sent Tikhon to ask Mary Bogdanovna what news.--"Say only that 'the prince told me to ask,' and come and tell me her answer."
Tikhon went and told the prince.
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
He looked up joyfully at the baby when the nurse brought it to him and nodded approval when she told him that the wax with the baby's hair had not sunk in the font but had floated.
"I told you, but you would not believe it," she said triumphantly.
"And fancy! she refused him quite definitely!" adding, after a pause, "she told him she loved another."
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
On the previous Sunday the old count had given his son two thousand rubles, and though he always disliked speaking of money difficulties had told Nicholas that this was all he could let him have till May, and asked him to be more economical this time.
I told you it would not be enough.
"Can he really be going away leaving me alone without having told me all, and without promising to help me?" thought Pierre, rising with downcast head; and he began to pace the room, glancing occasionally at the Mason.
Pierre hurriedly began taking off his right boot also and was going to tuck up the other trouser leg to save this stranger the trouble, but the Mason told him that was not necessary and gave him a slipper for his left foot.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
The candles were then extinguished and some spirit lighted, as Pierre knew by the smell, and he was told that he would now see the lesser light.
Then the candles were relit and he was told that he would see the full light; the bandage was again removed and more than ten voices said together: "Sic transit gloria mundi."
Then a place was assigned to Pierre, he was shown the signs of the Lodge, told the password, and at last was permitted to sit down.
Boris, speaking with deliberation, told them in pure, correct French many interesting details about the armies and the court, carefully abstaining from expressing an opinion of his own about the facts he was recounting.
He was told that the prince had gone to the nursery.
"And who has told you what is bad for another man?" he asked.
And during the two days of the young man's visit he was extremely kind to him and told him to visit them again.
As usual, in their spare time, they lit bonfires, steamed themselves before them naked; smoked, picked out and baked sprouting rotten potatoes, told and listened to stories of Potemkin's and Suvorov's campaigns, or to legends of Alesha the Sly, or the priest's laborer Mikolka.
"Haven't I told you I won't give them up?" replied Denisov.
You know the auditor told you it was a bad business.
Having returned to the regiment and told the commander the state of Denisov's affairs, Rostov rode to Tilsit with the letter to the Emperor.
Rostov, in dismay, began justifying himself, but seeing the kindly, jocular face of the general, he took him aside and in an excited voice told him the whole affair, asking him to intercede for Denisov, whom the general knew.
Prince Andrew for the second time asked the adjutant on duty to take in his name, but received an ironical look and was told that his turn would come in due course.
He was told that it would not, and without waiting for the usual formalities he left the lodge and went home.
I told him everything as best I could, and told him what I had proposed to our Petersburg lodge, of the bad reception I had encountered, and of my rupture with the Brothers.
Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
Talking of my family affairs he said to me, the chief duty of a true Mason, as I have told you, lies in perfecting himself.
I told my wife that I begged her to forget the past, to forgive me whatever wrong I may have done her, and that I had nothing to forgive.
"No, now that she has become a bluestocking she has finally renounced her former infatuations," he told himself.
He told me of the Emperor's new projects.
Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
I expect he has told you of his childish love for Natasha?
She told her how he had complimented her, how he told her he was going abroad, asked her where they were going to spend the summer, and then how he had asked her about Boris.
Pierre was the only person to whom he made up his mind to speak openly; and to him he told all that was in his soul.
"I should not have believed anyone who told me that I was capable of such love," said Prince Andrew.
My father, to whom I have told my plans, has made it an express condition of his consent that the wedding is not to take place for a year.
He asked his sister to forgive him for not having told her of his resolve when he had last visited Bald Hills, though he had spoken of it to his father.
In 1810 he received letters from his parents, in which they told him of Natasha's engagement to Bolkonski, and that the wedding would be in a year's time because the old prince made difficulties.
She told him about her romance with Prince Andrew and of his visit to Otradnoe and showed him his last letter.
Mitenka has told me all about it.
Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes, told her son that now both her daughters were settled, her only wish was to see him married.
Then she told him that she knew of a splendid girl and tried to discover what he thought about marriage.
She told him that her only hope of getting their affairs disentangled now lay in his marrying Julie Karagina.
On her way past the butler's pantry she told them to set a samovar, though it was not at all the time for tea.
Her maternal instinct told her that Natasha had too much of something, and that because of this she would not be happy.
Everyone told her she looked very handsome, and she was in a spirited and energetic mood unusual with her.
They told her where the barn was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.
"Have you told her?" asked Natasha, suddenly beaming all over with joy.
When they reached home and had told their mother how they had spent the evening at the Melyukovs', the girls went to their bedroom.
Soon after the Christmas holidays Nicholas told his mother of his love for Sonya and of his firm resolve to marry her.
Exploding at the word intriguer, Nicholas, raising his voice, told his mother he had never expected her to try to force him to sell his feelings, but if that were so, he would say for the last time....
Metivier, who came in the morning with his felicitations, considered it proper in his quality of doctor de forcer la consigne, * as he told Princess Mary, and went in to see the prince.
Had he not told her, yes, told her to make a list, and not to admit anyone who was not on that list?
The whole expression of his face told her that he had not forgotten the morning's talk, that his decision remained in force, and only the presence of visitors hindered his speaking of it to her now.
I was told they are coming soon.
Princess Mary told Pierre of her plan to become intimate with her future sister-in-law as soon as the Rostovs arrived and to try to accustom the old prince to her.
He spent every day and whole days at the Karagins', and every day on thinking the matter over told himself that he would propose tomorrow.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation--the possibility of which she did not admit.
The princess told the count that she would be delighted, and only begged him to stay longer at Anna Semenovna's, and he departed.
Natasha's looks, as everyone told her, had improved in the country, and that evening thanks to her agitation she was particularly pretty.
Oh, better not think of it--not till he comes back! she told herself, and began looking at the faces, some strange and some familiar, in the stalls.
While conversing with Pierre, Natasha heard a man's voice in Countess Bezukhova's box and something told her it was Kuragin.
Kuragin asked her opinion of the performance and told her how at a previous performance Semenova had fallen down on the stage.
Only to the old countess at night in bed could Natasha have told all she was feeling.
Nobody will know and I shall never see him again, she told herself.
Anatole asked Natasha for a valse and as they danced he pressed her waist and hand and told her she was bewitching and that he loved her.
"A man told me to give you this-" and she handed Natasha a letter.
"I told you that I have no will," Natasha replied.
Fool, I told you the sable one!
Pierre raised his shoulders and listened open-mouthed to what was told him, scarcely able to believe his own ears.
After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
That morning Natasha had told him that she had rejected Bolkonski.
Sonya told Pierre this as she led him along the corridor to Natasha's room.
Let him tell you whether I have told the truth.
One man told him he had not come yet, and another that he was coming to dinner.
He told me once to apply to you...
Balashev told him why he considered Napoleon to be the originator of the war.
Here Balashev hesitated: he remembered the words the Emperor Alexander had not written in his letter, but had specially inserted in the rescript to Saltykov and had told Balashev to repeat to Napoleon.
After his interview with Pierre in Moscow, Prince Andrew went to Petersburg, on business as he told his family, but really to meet Anatole Kuragin whom he felt it necessary to encounter.
Before the beginning of the campaign, Rostov had received a letter from his parents in which they told him briefly of Natasha's illness and the breaking off of her engagement to Prince Andrew (which they explained by Natasha's having rejected him) and again asked Nicholas to retire from the army and return home.
I've told the countess she should not speak French so much.
He woke him up, told him to harness, and went into the passage.
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
"No, he's not dead--it's impossible!" she told herself and approached him, and repressing the terror that seized her, she pressed her lips to his cheek.
He had told her that after the sixteenth he could not be responsible for what might happen.
Alpatych, arriving from the devastated Bald Hills estate, sent for his Dron on the day of the prince's funeral and told him to have twelve horses got ready for the princess' carriages and eighteen carts for the things to be removed from Bogucharovo.
Alpatych named certain peasants he knew, from whom he told him to take the carts.
They're quite beside themselves; I have already told them...
I was told it would be dangerous because of the enemy.
He looked askance at Princess Mary and said: "There are no horses; I told Yakov Alpatych so."
Princess Mary listened attentively to what he told her.
"But I never told them to come," said Princess Mary.
I only told Dron to let them have the grain.
"Even then he wanted to tell me what he told me the day he died," she thought.
Prince Andrew knew Denisov from what Natasha had told him of her first suitor.
Prince Andrew told Kutuzov all he knew of his father's death, and what he had seen at Bald Hills when he passed through it.
Barbara Ivanovna told me today how our troops are distinguishing themselves.
Barbara Ivanovna told me the mob near killed her because she said something in French.
Home, I told you!
He was told that there in Perkhushkovo the earth trembled from the firing, but nobody could answer his questions as to who had won.
On the twenty-fourth, we are told, Napoleon attacked this advanced post and took it, and, on the twenty-sixth, attacked the whole Russian army, which was in position on the field of Borodino.
He was driving toward Pierre in a covered gig, sitting beside a young surgeon, and on recognizing Pierre he told the Cossack who occupied the driver's seat to pull up.
Julie Drubetskaya told me so.
He asked whether the Russians had not withdrawn, and was told that the enemy's fires were still in the same places.
"He was here a minute ago but has just gone that way," someone told him, pointing to the right.
Soon after the duke's departure--before he could possibly have reached Semenovsk--his adjutant came back from him and told Kutuzov that the duke asked for more troops.
"All right, immediately," he replied to a dresser who pointed Prince Andrew out to him, and he told them to carry him into the tent.
She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband's lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
The groom, the coachman, and the innkeeper told Pierre that an officer had come with news that the French were already near Mozhaysk and that our men were leaving it.
Pierre got up and, having told them to harness and overtake him, went on foot through the town.
On the way Pierre was told of the death of his brother-in-law Anatole and of that of Prince Andrew.
"But military men have told me that it is impossible to fight in the town," said Pierre, "and that the position..."
"The count had a sty," replied the adjutant smiling, "and was very much upset when I told him people had come to ask what was the matter with him.
"Your Papa must be told, though," said Mavra Kuzminichna.
At dinner Petya having returned home told them the news he had heard.
She had taken a cab and driven home by a side street and the cabman had told her that the people were breaking open the barrels at the drink store, having received orders to do so.
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
The old servant returned to the caleche, looked into it, shook his head disconsolately, told the driver to turn into the yard, and stopped beside Mavra Kuzminichna.
I have just been told that nothing is ready yet.
He hired the first cab he met and told the driver to go to the Patriarch's Ponds, where the widow Bazdeev's house was.
The man told him that arms were being distributed today at the Kremlin and that tomorrow everyone would be sent out beyond the Three Hills gates and a great battle would be fought there.
"He will have to be told, all the same," said some gentlemen of the suite.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
They told you that for fun, and you believed it!
The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
A painstaking police officer, considering the presence of a corpse in his excellency's courtyard unseemly, told the dragoons to take it away.
He told Kutuzov that he had come because Moscow, the capital, was no more and only the army remained.
Murat approached the interpreter and told him to ask where the Russian army was.
Well, if you hadn't told me you were Russian, I should have wagered that you were Parisian!
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
Urged on by Ramballe's questions he also told what he had at first concealed--his own position and even his name.
He cried like a child when the doctor told him the case was dangerous.
Jauntily shifting the position of his legs in their tight riding breeches, diffusing an odor of perfume, and admiring his partner, himself, and the fine outlines of his legs in their well-fitting Hessian boots, Nicholas told the blonde lady that he wished to run away with a certain lady here in Voronezh.
Nicholas suddenly felt a desire and need to tell his most intimate thoughts (which he would not have told to his mother, his sister, or his friend) to this woman who was almost a stranger.
I never told this to anyone and never will, only to you.
As had occurred before when she was present, Nicholas went up to her without waiting to be prompted by the governor's wife and not asking himself whether or not it was right and proper to address her here in church, and told her he had heard of her trouble and sympathized with his whole soul.
"Yes, yes!" cried Natasha opening her eyes wide, and vaguely recalling that Sonya had told her something about Prince Andrew whom she had seen lying down.
I saw it then and told everybody, you and Dunyasha.
We weren't told anything.
When Princess Mary had left Prince Andrew she fully understood what Natasha's face had told her.
At the Troitsa monastery they had spoken of the past, and he had told her that if he lived he would always thank God for his wound which had brought them together again, but after that they never spoke of the future.
The Cossack laughingly told his comrades how he had almost fallen into the hands of the French.
The French called it Azor; the soldier who told stories called it Femgalka; Karataev and others called it Gray, or sometimes Flabby.
Sokolov, one of the soldiers in the shed with Pierre, was dying, and Pierre told the corporal that something should be done about him.
The Frenchman looked at the linen, considered for a moment, then looked inquiringly at Pierre and, as if Pierre's look had told him something, suddenly blushed and shouted in a squeaky voice:
Pierre told him about the sick man.
The officer prisoners were separated from the soldiers and told to march in front.
Yes, I told you--the whole quarter beyond the river, and so it is.
Bolkhovitinov told him everything and was then silent, awaiting instructions.
But drawing from his aged wisdom what they could understand, he told them of the golden bridge, and they laughed at and slandered him, flinging themselves on, rending and exulting over the dying beast.
Infantry regiments, we are told, advanced to the attack with music and with drums beating, and killed and lost thousands of men.
And turning to his men he directed a party to go on to the halting place arranged near the watchman's hut in the forest, and told the officer on the Kirghiz horse (who performed the duties of an adjutant) to go and find out where Dolokhov was and whether he would come that evening.
At night he would go out for booty and always brought back French clothing and weapons, and when told to would bring in French captives also.
Denisov told him of the designs the large detachments had on the transport, of the message Petya had brought, and his own replies to both generals.
Then he told him all he knew of the French detachment.
Who has told them not to capture me these twenty times over?
On reaching the bottom, Dolokhov told the Cossacks accompanying him to await him there and rode on at a quick trot along the road to the bridge.
Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
But well as he knew it, Pierre now listened to that tale as to something new, and the quiet rapture Karataev evidently felt as he told it communicated itself also to Pierre.
And Pierre's soul was dimly but joyfully filled not by the story itself but by its mysterious significance: by the rapturous joy that lit up Karataev's face as he told it, and the mystic significance of that joy.
Then we are told of the greatness of soul of the marshals, especially of Ney--a greatness of soul consisting in this: that he made his way by night around through the forest and across the Dnieper and escaped to Orsha, abandoning standards, artillery, and nine tenths of his men.
A Russian officer who had come up to the fire sent to ask his colonel whether he would not take a French officer into his hut to warm him, and when the messenger returned and said that the colonel wished the officer to be brought to him, Ramballe was told to go.
That same day he had learned that Prince Andrew, after surviving the battle of Borodino for more than a month had recently died in the Rostovs' house at Yaroslavl, and Denisov who told him this news also mentioned Helene's death, supposing that Pierre had heard of it long before.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
Then suddenly Sonya told me he was traveling with us.
Before Pierre left the room Princess Mary told him: "This is the first time she has talked of him like that."
"And did you really see and speak to Napoleon, as we have been told?" said Princess Mary.
They talked of what Pierre had told them.
That is why I told him...
"Strange and impossible as such happiness seems, I must do everything that she and I may be man and wife," he told himself.
"I am thinking of what you have told me," answered Princess Mary.
No, it can't be, he told himself at every look, gesture, and word that filled his soul with joy.
And with a sad and rather stern look she told Natasha all that Pierre had said.
"I expected nothing else," she told herself, calling her pride to her aid.
Her first glance at Nicholas' face told her that he had only come to fulfill the demands of politeness, and she firmly resolved to maintain the tone in which he addressed her.
If he had told me he was drunk and did not see...
Before that, Nicholas had told his wife all that had passed between himself and Sonya, blaming himself and commending her.
And he told her of his intention to persuade Pierre to stay with them till spring.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
Pierre told her the price.
Denisov, dissatisfied with the government on account of his own disappointments in the service, heard with pleasure of the things done in Petersburg which seemed to him stupid, and made forcible and sharp comments on what Pierre told them.
I told them just one thing in Petersburg.
That is not enough, I told them.
When I told him that duty and the oath were above everything, he started proving goodness knows what!
As I see it you were quite right, and I told Natasha so.
This evening he listened to Pierre in a sort of trance, and fancy--as we were going in to supper I looked and he had broken everything on my table to bits, and he told me of it himself at once!
"You know, Mary, today Elias Mitrofanych" (this was his overseer) "came back from the Tambov estate and told me they are already offering eighty thousand rubles for the forest."
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
Had anyone actually told her that or had she merely assumed it?
How many times had he told her to look at the files?
I guess I should have told you that.
I told you, he told you... as you said, he even offered to let you look at his files.
When I told her about Destiny, she asked if she could come up and help.
Yet someone had told him that she was working for Sarah.
I came in a few minutes later and she told me.
I told him I didn't know anything and he tried to strangle me.
Then the crowd cheered lustily and Dorothy hugged the kitten in her arms and told her how delighted she was to know that she was innocent.
Then he told her all that had happened.
They told him how the lad was always trying to draw something.
He was a great hunter, I have been told, and a celebrated shot.
So, we are told, the New Hollander goes naked with impunity, while the European shivers in his clothes.
One young man of my acquaintance, who has inherited some acres, told me that he thought he should live as I did, if he had the means.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
If you told him that such a one was coming, he did as if he thought that anything so grand would expect nothing of himself, but take all the responsibility on itself, and let him be forgotten still.
The vicomte told his tale very neatly.
He told me himself that all the Moscow ladies have conspired to give him all their sons as adjutants.
I know it all very well for Prince Vasili told me himself.
"If you had told me sooner, Mamma, I would have gone," she replied as she rose to go to her own room.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
Alpatych replied that the Governor had not told him anything definite.
So she told Benjamin to stay in the house and take care of his baby sister till she came back.