What took you so long?
He came up behind her and took the coffee cup from her hands, sitting it on the table.
She grabbed the coffee cup and took a sip as she stepped around him.
Edward took the paper and thanked the kind minister.
Connie took her by the arm.
He took a potato, drew out his clasp knife, cut the potato into two equal halves on the palm of his hand, sprinkled some salt on it from the rag, and handed it to Pierre.
He took ten gold pieces from his table and wrapped them in the little letter.
Carmen took a breath.
Henry took his slate and went out.
A practitioner took a scab from someone with a mild case, made an incision in the skin of a healthy person, and infected that person with the scab.
"What's this?" she said, frowning as she took the envelope.
It didn't take long for him to get home, and when he came in from the garage, he went directly to his gun cabinet and took out a rifle.
But it took a good many years for them to grow as large and fine as they are now.
This answer pleased the rich man so well that he bought Aesop at once, and took him to his home on the island of Samos.
"This way," he said, and then took off with long strides.
Often, when he was a little lad, he took long walks among the trees with his mother.
It was like the Olympic torch in antiquity: All it took was one guy carrying the torch to slip in the mud and the entire chain was broken.
I took my "Reader for Beginners" and hunted for the words I knew; when I found them my joy was like that of a game of hide-and-seek.
This feat pleased me highly, as his body was very heavy, and it took all my strength to drag him half a mile.
The treasures of a new, beautiful world were laid at my feet, and I took in pleasure and information at every turn.
Then I took the doll, meaning to give it back to her when she had made the letters; but she thought I meant to take it from her, and in an instant she was in a temper, and tried to seize the doll.
Captain Keller took my hand, but could not speak.
The assembled nobles all took off their uniforms and settled down again in their homes and clubs, and not without some groans gave orders to their stewards about the enrollment, feeling amazed themselves at what they had done.
"To his Honor Baron Asch, from General-in-Chief Prince Bolkonski," he announced with such solemnity and significance that the official turned to him and took the letters.
Prince Andrew without replying took out a notebook and raising his knee began writing in pencil on a page he tore out.
The memory was poignant, overshadowed by events that took place after she told Alex she was expecting.
Felipa took Carmen by the arm.
After breakfast, Morino arrived and took Alex and Jonathan out to see the mares.
Señor Medena took her elbow in his hand and led her down the hall.
The driver took them to a Spanish design home a few miles from the hacienda.
Slowly he took the shining star from his own brow and placed it upon that of the Princess.
Then the Wizard bent a pin for a hook and took a long piece of string from his pocket for a fish-line.
The strangers took their seats at the table willingly enough, for they were all hungry and the platters were now heaped with good things to eat.
They took him to the British camp.
As bad luck would have it, Mr. Randolph took the wrong road.
So I took ten gold pieces from the many that were in the bag.
It took a decade or two for the new medium to be seen in light of itself, not just in terms of what it displaced.
They even agreed to take care of the animals while Alex and Carmen took their first vacation.
Alex gently turned her around and took her into his arms.
A few minutes later they all marched in and took their places at the table.
Felipa took her from his arms and held her.
He took Carmen by the hand and leaned close to her ear.
Felipa finally took her by the arm.
He took the glass from her hand and sipped it.
Carmen took the picture from her hand and studied it.
Carmen stood and took Destiny's hand.
Felipa took Destiny to see a Disney movie, saying that Mama needed some time to herself.
She took out some of his and hers so he wouldn't think she was packing to leave him.
He slid an arm under her and gently took her hand in his, planting a warm moist kiss in the center of the palm.
Carmen carried the basket of eggs to the counter beside the sink and watched as Alex took the lid off the roasting pan.
I imagine that took a chunk out of his savings.
Carmen took her to the doctor, but he said there was no cure for the common cold and not to worry about it.
Jonathan helped her feed and water the animals and then she took him to the hospital with her.
When the nurse arrived, she took Destiny's temperature and said something about the doctor.
It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
He reached down and took her hands, pulling her into his arms.
With the food warming, Carmen took Destiny to her room and dressed.
She looked so cute that Carmen took a few pictures of her.
Carmen climbed off Alex's lap and took Destiny's soft little hand in hers.
Finally he took down a couple of cups and poured them some coffee.
He took a few sips and finally broached the subject.
Grabbing her clothes and the towel, she took them to the laundry room.
Finally he took the cup of coffee from her hand and nodded.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
With this thought in mind the girl took heart and leaned her head over the side of the buggy to see where the strange light was coming from.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
He took off his hat and held it upside down, shaking it briskly.
He took the hat and examined it carefully, returning it afterward to the Wizard.
Instead, he drew a leathern case from his pocket and took from it several sharp knives, which he joined together, one after another, until they made a long sword.
He got his satchel from the buggy and, opening it, took out two deadly looking revolvers that made the children shrink back in alarm just to look at.
"Come here," said the little man, and took her to one of the corners of the building.
The little man looked at her closely and then took both the maiden's hands in his and shook them cordially.
The boys wore long hair and striped sweaters and yelled their college yell every other step they took, to the great satisfaction of the populace, which was glad to have this evidence that their lungs were in good condition.
So they unharnessed Jim and took the saddle off the Sawhorse, and the two queerly matched animals were stood side by side for the start.
So the Captain-General took Eureka from the arms of the now weeping Dorothy and in spite of the kitten's snarls and scratches carried it away to prison.
Sending for the Tin Woodman the Wizard took him into a corner and whispered:
Then Zeb brought out Jim, all harnessed to the buggy, and took his seat.
He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
He took the children far away to a green valley where his flocks were feeding.
Then they took their guns, their axes, anything they could find, and hurried out.
He was a great admirer of Dean Swift, and took pleasure in sending him presents of game.
The Dean took the rabbit and went out of the house.
And the Dean also took the hint; for he always remembered to give the man a "tip" for his trouble.
There was much fighting; and several great battles took place between the British and the Americans.
It took them two days to reach Exeter.
His mother unlocked her cabinet and took the precious volume from its place of safe keeping.
And the rest he divided among the young women who took care of his mother.
He took his stand on the forward deck, while the robber sailors stood in a half circle before him, anxious to listen to his song.
He took something like an oarlock from his pocket and fastened it to the stern of the boat; then with a paddle which worked in this oarlock one of the boys could guide the boat while the other turned the paddle wheels.
He took the bag of money and handed it to the merchant.
I took the shortest way through the little park behind the palace.
So I took him in my arms and ran home as fast as I could.
It took him most of his life to do this, and the value was engraved on his tombstone.
And so at an early age, you took a wife, started having children, and supported yourself by farming.
This Cooperative Wheat Research Production Program, in which Borlaug took part, aimed to boost Mexican wheat production.
To sequence corn's genome took four years and cost US$30 million.
It took one week for a localized event to escalate to world war.
Mr. Higinbotham, President of the World's Fair, kindly gave me permission to touch the exhibits, and with an eagerness as insatiable as that with which Pizarro seized the treasures of Peru, I took in the glories of the Fair with my fingers.
I remember especially the walks we all took together every day in Central Park, the only part of the city that was congenial to me.
So long as we felt his loving presence and knew that he took a watchful interest in our work, fraught with so many difficulties, we could not be discouraged.
The thought of going to college took root in my heart and became an earnest desire, which impelled me to enter into competition for a degree with seeing and hearing girls, in the face of the strong opposition of many true and wise friends.
I took the greatest delight in these German books, especially Schiller's wonderful lyrics, the history of Frederick the Great's magnificent achievements and the account of Goethe's life.
Perhaps an explanation of the method that was in use when I took my examinations will not be amiss here.
He explained each time what I did not understand in the previous lesson, assigned new work, and took home with him the Greek exercises which I had written during the week on my typewriter, corrected them fully, and returned them to me.
But when I took up algebra I had a harder time still.
The words themselves fascinated me; but I took no conscious account of what I read.
I took the book in my hands and tried to feel the letters with an intensity of longing that I can never forget.
After the play Miss Sullivan took me to see him behind the scenes, and I felt of his curious garb and his flowing hair and beard.
Elsie Leslie, the little actress, was in Boston, and Miss Sullivan took me to see her in "The Prince and the Pauper."
Father took us to see steamboat.
Father took us to see steam boat it is like house.
She said we would, and he took us way out on the track and put us on board our train.
A kind friend took me over in the morning to the Boston Art Museum.
On the 29th and 30th of June, 1899, I took my examinations for Radcliffe College.
But, when I took up Algebra, I had a harder time still--I was terribly handicapped by my imperfect knowledge of the notation.
Katie played with Miss Rhoades's rings and took them away, saying with a merry laugh, "You shall not have them again!"
But it is to be remembered that Miss Keller has written many things in her autobiography for the fun of writing them, and the disillusion, which the writer of the editorial took seriously, is in great part humorous.
She felt my face and dress and my bag, which she took out of my hand and tried to open.
She had not finished the cake she was eating, and I took it away, indicating that if she brought the doll I would give her back the cake.
I shook my head and took them all off and made her feel of the two wooden beads and the one glass bead.
I took them off and showed her that the two wooden ones must go on first, then the glass bead.
Only a few hours after my talk with Captain and Mrs. Keller (and they had agreed to everything), Helen took a notion that she wouldn't use her napkin at table.
I took her plate away and started to take her out of the room.
When she left the dining-room, she took my hand and patted it.
I took this for a promise that if I gave her some cake she would be a good girl.
Yesterday Helen took off her clothes and sat in her skin all the afternoon.
When I took her hand she was trembling violently, and began to cry.
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.
She was much pleased with the letter, and after she had asked all the questions she could think of, she took it to her mother, who was sewing in the hall, and read it to her.
Mrs. Keller took the baby in her arms, and when we had succeeded in pacifying her, I asked Helen, "What did you do to baby?"
One day I took her to the cistern.
Then she took the other ball and made her sign for LARGE by spreading both hands over it.
We took Helen to the circus, and had "the time of our lives"!
She was greatly delighted with the monkeys and kept her hand on the star performer while he went through his tricks, and laughed heartily when he took off his hat to the audience.
Saturday the school-children had their tree, and I took Helen.
He took us to drive one afternoon, and wanted to give Helen a doll; but she said: I do not like too many children.
At my suggestion, one of the gentlemen took her hand, and the tests were repeated.
These extracts Mr. Anagnos took from Miss Sullivan's notes and memoranda.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
The teachers at the Institution expressed the opinion that the description did not appear in any book in raised print in that library; but one lady, Miss Marrett, took upon herself the task of examining books of poems in ordinary type, and was rewarded by finding the following lines in one of Longfellow's minor poems, entitled 'Snowflakes':
Then the fairies thanked him for his forgiveness, and promised to work very hard to please him; and the good-natured king took them all up in his arms, and carried them safely home to his palace.
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.
To-day I took luncheon with the Freshman Class of Radcliffe.
I took down this dwelling the same morning, drawing the nails, and removed it to the pond-side by small cartloads, spreading the boards on the grass there to bleach and warp back again in the sun.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
Through this, whistling a tune, we took our way to the haunts of men again.
When I approached carelessly and alarmed them, they made a sudden splash and rippling with their tails, as if one had struck the water with a brushy bough, and instantly took refuge in the depths.
The shower was now over, and a rainbow above the eastern woods promised a fair evening; so I took my departure.
I took up the chip on which the three I have particularly described were struggling, carried it into my house, and placed it under a tumbler on my window-sill, in order to see the issue.
The battle which I witnessed took place in the Presidency of Polk, five years before the passage of Webster's Fugitive-Slave Bill.
The north wind had already begun to cool the pond, though it took many weeks of steady blowing to accomplish it, it is so deep.
The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.
I took this course when I went to lecture in Lincoln in the evening, travelling in no road and passing no house between my own hut and the lecture room.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence.
A "plump" of ducks rose at the same time and took the route to the north in the wake of their noisier cousins.
Pierre, who from the moment Prince Andrew entered the room had watched him with glad, affectionate eyes, now came up and took his arm.
Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
Pierre took off his spectacles, which made his face seem different and the good-natured expression still more apparent, and gazed at his friend in amazement.
Pierre took an open cab intending to drive straight home.
Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.
Pierre took his hands from his eyes.
The Englishman took out his purse and began counting out the money.
And he caught the bear, took it in his arms, lifted it from the ground, and began dancing round the room with it.
The countess reflected a moment and took a pinch from a gold snuffbox with her husband's portrait on it.
The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
The guests got up and took their leave, promising to return to dinner.
She took his arm and with a happy face went with him into the adjoining sitting room.
"You have a room of your own," and she took the inkstand from Nicholas.
She took out her handkerchief and began to cry.
He had left Moscow when Boris was a boy of fourteen, and had quite forgotten him, but in his usual impulsive and hearty way he took Boris by the hand with a friendly smile.
"Annette, for heaven's sake don't refuse me," the countess began, with a blush that looked very strange on her thin, dignified, elderly face, and she took the money from under the handkerchief.
The count took the gentlemen into his study and showed them his choice collection of Turkish pipes.
She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natasha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint's-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre.
Natasha kept pulling everyone by sleeve or dress, urging them to "look at Papa!" though as it was they never took their eyes off the couple.
But neither Anna Mikhaylovna nor the footman nor the coachman, who could not help seeing these people, took any notice of them.
He went up to him, took his hand (a thing he never used to do), and drew it downwards as if wishing to ascertain whether it was firmly fixed on.
He took the exercise book containing lessons in geometry written by himself and drew up a chair with his foot.
She took it quickly and bent her head over it.
She turned to go, but he stopped her with a gesture and took an uncut book from the high desk.
She took a sheet of paper and her hand moved rapidly over it.
When they left the table she took her sister-in-law's arm and drew her into another room.
Father took her when she was homeless after losing her own father.
He led him to the desk, raised the lid, drew out a drawer, and took out an exercise book filled with his bold, tall, close handwriting.
On returning from the review, Kutuzov took the Austrian general into his private room and, calling his adjutant, asked for some papers relating to the condition of the troops on their arrival, and the letters that had come from the Archduke Ferdinand, who was in command of the advanced army.
He took out a notebook, hurriedly scribbled something in pencil, tore out the leaf, gave it to Kozlovski, stepped quickly to the window, and threw himself into a chair, gazing at those in the room as if asking, "Why do they look at me?"
He took the lighted pipe that was offered to him, gripped it in his fist, and tapped it on the floor, making the sparks fly, while he continued to shout.
Rostov took the money and, mechanically arranging the old and new coins in separate piles, began counting them.
The headquarters were situated two miles away from Salzeneck, and Rostov, without returning home, took a horse and rode there.
When Telyanin had finished his lunch he took out of his pocket a double purse and, drawing its rings aside with his small, white, turned-up fingers, drew out a gold imperial, and lifting his eyebrows gave it to the waiter.
Rostov took the purse in his hand, examined it and the money in it, and looked at Telyanin.
"That money is Denisov's; you took it..." he whispered just above Telyanin's ear.
Rostov took the money, avoiding Telyanin's eyes, and went out of the room without a word.
But the convoyman took no notice of the word "general" and shouted at the soldiers who were blocking his way.
The girl smiled and took it.
On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
Prince Andrew took out his purse and gave the soldier three gold pieces.
He took the dispatch which was addressed to him and began to read it with a mournful expression.
In society he always awaited an opportunity to say something striking and took part in a conversation only when that was possible.
Then the Russian ambassador took him by the shoulder, led him to the window, and began to talk to him.
Prince Andrew took a horse and a Cossack from a Cossack commander, and hungry and weary, making his way past the baggage wagons, rode in search of the commander-in-chief and of his own luggage.
Kutuzov himself with all his transport took the road to Znaim.
Prince Andrew took out his notebook and, leaning on the cannon, sketched a plan of the position.
He gave the reins to a Cossack, took off and handed over his felt coat, stretched his legs, and set his cap straight.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
The Frenchman also stopped and took aim.
He mustered his last remaining strength, took hold of his left hand with his right, and reached the bushes.
The regimental commander and Major Ekonomov had stopped beside a bridge, letting the retreating companies pass by them, when a soldier came up and took hold of the commander's stirrup, almost leaning against him.
In that world, the handsome drunkard Number One of the second gun's crew was "uncle"; Tushin looked at him more often than at anyone else and took delight in his every movement.
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.
Touched that this statuesque princess could so change, Pierre took her hand and begged her forgiveness, without knowing what for.
When the little princess had grown accustomed to life at Bald Hills, she took a special fancy to Mademoiselle Bourienne, spent whole days with her, asked her to sleep in her room, and often talked with her about the old prince and criticized him.
She flushed, her beautiful eyes grew dim, red blotches came on her face, and it took on the unattractive martyrlike expression it so often wore, as she submitted herself to Mademoiselle Bourienne and Lise.
She took the liberty of inquiring whether it was long since Anatole had left Paris and how he had liked that city.
He took Prince Vasili's arm and led him to his study.
He hurriedly took a pinch of snuff.
Rostov took the letter and, throwing the money on the sofa, put both arms on the table and began to read.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
When the review was over, the newly arrived officers, and also Kutuzov's, collected in groups and began to talk about the awards, about the Austrians and their uniforms, about their lines, about Bonaparte, and how badly the latter would fare now, especially if the Essen corps arrived and Prussia took our side.
Prince Andrew came up to him and took his hand.
He very readily took up Boris' cause and went with him to Dolgorukov.
Bolkonski took the opportunity to go in to get some details of the coming action from Dolgorukov.
Weyrother, with the gesture of a man too busy to lose a moment, glanced at Kutuzov and, having convinced himself that he was asleep, took up a paper and in a loud, monotonous voice began to read out the dispositions for the impending battle, under a heading which he also read out:
Langeron lifted his eyes with an expression of perplexity, turned round to Miloradovich as if seeking an explanation, but meeting the latter's impressive but meaningless gaze drooped his eyes sadly and again took to twirling his snuffbox.
But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.
The two generals and the adjutant took hold of the field glass, trying to snatch it from one another.
A sergeant of the battalion ran up and took the flag that was swaying from its weight in Prince Andrew's hands, but he was immediately killed.
Not only did they not interest him, but he took no notice of them and at once forgot them.
The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
The committeemen met him at the first door and, expressing their delight at seeing such a highly honored guest, took possession of him as it were, without waiting for his reply, surrounded him, and led him to the drawing room.
Someone obligingly took the dish from Bagration (or he would, it seemed, have held it till evening and have gone in to dinner with it) and drew his attention to the verses.
But the author himself took the verses and began reading them aloud.
Three hundred persons took their seats in the dining room, according to their rank and importance: the more important nearer to the honored guest, as naturally as water flows deepest where the land lies lowest.
At that toast, the count took out his handkerchief and, covering his face, wept outright.
"Well then, till tomorrow at Sokolniki," said Dolokhov, as he took leave of Rostov in the club porch.
Nesvitski stopped him and took him home.
But on entering Moscow he suddenly came to and, lifting his head with an effort, took Rostov, who was sitting beside him, by the hand.
She forgot all fear of her father, went up to him, took his hand, and drawing him down put her arm round his thin, scraggy neck.
She took her sister-in-law's hand and held it below her waist.
Princess Mary took a book and began reading.
Those broad, reddish hands, with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt cuffs, laid down the pack and took up a glass and a pipe that were handed him.
"Oh, those Moscow gossips!" said Dolokhov, and he took up the cards with a smile.
Natasha took the first note, her throat swelled, her chest rose, her eyes became serious.
He had begun to think of the last station and was still pondering on the same question--one so important that he took no notice of what went on around him.
The servant handed him a book which Pierre took to be a devotional work, and the traveler became absorbed in it.
Hand this to Count Willarski (he took out his notebook and wrote a few words on a large sheet of paper folded in four).
Having entered the courtyard of a large house where the Lodge had its headquarters, and having ascended a dark staircase, they entered a small well-lit anteroom where they took off their cloaks without the aid of a servant.
Pierre took the bandage off his eyes and glanced around him.
Pierre quickly took out his purse and watch, but could not manage for some time to get the wedding ring off his fat finger.
Pierre took off his coat, waistcoat, and left boot according to the Rhetor's instructions.
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.
He took the seat indicated to him beside the fair Helene and listened to the general conversation.
After the Austerlitz campaign Prince Andrew had firmly resolved not to continue his military service, and when the war recommenced and everybody had to serve, he took a post under his father in the recruitment so as to avoid active service.
He took the glass with the drops and again went up to the cot.
Princess Mary shrugged her shoulders but took the glass submissively and calling the nurse began giving the medicine.
Have received another letter about the Preussisch-Eylau battle from Petenka--he took part in it--and it's all true.
Prince Andrew went out of the room, and then, leaving "God's folk" to finish their tea, Princess Mary took Pierre into the drawing room.
Rostov took the joke as an insult, flared up, and said such unpleasant things to the officer that it was all Denisov could do to prevent a duel.
Five minutes later, Denisov came into the hut, climbed with muddy boots on the bed, lit his pipe, furiously scattered his things about, took his leaded whip, buckled on his saber, and went out again.
Perhaps at another time Denisov would not have left the regiment for so slight a wound, but now he took advantage of it to excuse himself from appearing at the staff and went into hospital.
Rostov, who felt his friend's absence very much, having no news of him since he left and feeling very anxious about his wound and the progress of his affairs, took advantage of the armistice to get leave to visit Denisov in hospital.
"You will go far," he said, and took him to Tilsit with him.
The look of annoyance had already disappeared from Boris' face: having evidently reflected and decided how to act, he very quietly took both Rostov's hands and led him into the next room.
He really was in their way, for he alone took no part in the conversation which again became general.
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.
The Emperor said a few words to him and took a step toward his horse.
Napoleon said something to Alexander, and both Emperors dismounted and took each other's hands.
"Will Your Majesty allow me to consult the colonel?" said Alexander and took a few hasty steps toward Prince Kozlovski, the commander of the battalion.
He rose, took Prince Andrew by the arm, and went to meet a tall, bald, fair man of about forty with a large open forehead and a long face of unusual and peculiar whiteness, who was just entering.
Having talked for a little while in the general circle, Speranski rose and coming up to Prince Andrew took him along to the other end of the room.
In this group Helene, as soon as she had settled in Petersburg with her husband, took a very prominent place.
After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
He did not stay more than ten minutes, then rose and took his leave.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.
The countess took up a position in one of the front rows of that crowd.
Prince Andrew did not laugh and feared that he would be a damper on the spirits of the company, but no one took any notice of his being out of harmony with the general mood.
Two letters brought by a courier were handed to Speranski and he took them to his study.
When the verses were finished Prince Andrew went up to Speranski and took his leave.
He took her hand and kissed it.
After a few days they grew accustomed to him, and without restraint in his presence pursued their usual way of life, in which he took his part.
The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse.
They all took up their places.
Simon sighed and stooped to straighten the leash a young borzoi had entangled; the count too sighed and, noticing the snuffbox in his hand, opened it and took a pinch.
Daniel rose a little, took a step, and with his whole weight, as if lying down to rest, fell on the wolf, seizing her by the ears.
While still at a distance he took off his cap and tried to speak respectfully, but he was pale and breathless and his face was angry.
He took a dozen bounds, not very quickly, letting the borzois gain on him, and, finally having chosen his direction and realized his danger, laid back his ears and rushed off headlong.
Toward evening Ilagin took leave of Nicholas, who found that they were so far from home that he accepted "Uncle's" offer that the hunting party should spend the night in his little village of Mikhaylovna.
Natasha, Nicholas, and Petya took off their wraps and sat down on the sofa.
She went to the table, set down the tray, and with her plump white hands deftly took from it the bottles and various hors d'oeuvres and dishes and arranged them on the table.
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
"Uncle" wrapped Natasha up warmly and took leave of her with quite a new tenderness.
She only really took part when they recalled Sonya's first arrival.
He took off its cloth covering, and the harp gave out a jarring sound.
Dimmler began to play; Natasha went on tiptoe noiselessly to the table, took up a candle, carried it out, and returned, seating herself quietly in her former place.
Lopukhin and the old general occasionally took part in the conversation.
Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
"His Majesty drew attention to the Grenadier division and to the march past," continued the general, "and it seems the ambassador took no notice and allowed himself to reply that: 'We in France pay no attention to such trifles!'
Next morning Marya Dmitrievna took the young ladies to the Iberian shrine of the Mother of God and to Madame Suppert-Roguet, who was so afraid of Marya Dmitrievna that she always let her have costumes at a loss merely to get rid of her.
When the count was already leaving the room, Princess Mary went up hurriedly to Natasha, took her by the hand, and said with a deep sigh:
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
Some latecomers took their seats in the stalls, and the curtain rose.
Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly.
Count Rostov took the girls to Countess Bezukhova's.
Anatole moved a chair for Natasha and was about to sit down beside her, but the count, who never lost sight of her, took the seat himself.
He took it into his head to begin shouting, but I am not one to be shouted down.
And I am sorry I went to see him and took her, said the old count.
After dinner Natasha went to her room and again took up Princess Mary's letter.
On the day the count left, Sonya and Natasha were invited to a big dinner party at the Karagins', and Marya Dmitrievna took them there.
The day before the count was to return, Sonya noticed that Natasha sat by the drawing-room window all the morning as if expecting something and that she made a sign to an officer who drove past, whom Sonya took to be Anatole.
He took Dolokhov's hand and put it on his heart.
After refusing it for manners' sake, he drank it and wiped his mouth with a red silk handkerchief he took out of his cap.
The devils took us there in three hours!
Dolokhov, without answering, took the cloak, threw it over Matrena, and wrapped her up in it.
Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.
He took a heavy paperweight and lifted it threateningly, but at once put it back in its place.
Pierre took the letter Anatole handed him and, pushing aside a table that stood in his way, threw himself on the sofa.
Prince Andrew went to one and took out a small casket, from which he drew a packet wrapped in paper.
He took the packet from the table and handed it to Pierre.
Pierre took the packet.
He took her hand and kissed it.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
He took Balashev by the arm and crossed the room with him, unconsciously clearing a path seven yards wide as the people on both sides made way for him.
He dismounted, took Balashev's arm, and moving a few steps away from his suite, which waited respectfully, began to pace up and down with him, trying to speak significantly.
Balashev took out the packet containing the Emperor's letter and laid it on the table (made of a door with its hinges still hanging on it, laid across two barrels).
Davout took the packet and read the inscription.
Evidently only what took place within his own mind interested him.
When Balashev had ended, Napoleon again took out his snuffbox, sniffed at it, and stamped his foot twice on the floor as a signal.
Wolzogen took his place and continued to explain his views in French, every now and then turning to Pfuel and saying, "Is it not so, your excellency?"
On the thirteenth of July the Pavlograds took part in a serious action for the first time.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
When they had emptied the samovar, Rostov took a pack of cards and proposed that they should play "Kings" with Mary Hendrikhovna.
As they took the places vacated by the uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
The doctors were of use to Natasha because they kissed and rubbed her bump, assuring her that it would soon pass if only the coachman went to the chemist's in the Arbat and got a powder and some pills in a pretty box for a ruble and seventy kopeks, and if she took those powders in boiled water at intervals of precisely two hours, neither more nor less.
"Be quite easy," he continued playfully, as he adroitly took the gold coin in his palm.
But latterly, when more and more disquieting reports came from the seat of war and Natasha's health began to improve and she no longer aroused in him the former feeling of careful pity, an ever- increasing restlessness, which he could not explain, took possession of him.
He frowned before his looking glass, gesticulated, shrugged his shoulders, and finally, without saying a word to anyone, took his cap and left the house by the back door, trying to avoid notice.
A conference took place confined to the magnates sitting at the table.
His face suddenly took on a morose expression.
The instructions to Alpatych took over two hours and still the prince did not let him go.
I took down the name and rank of their commanding officer, to hand in a complaint about it.
"Perhaps the heart took no part in that speech," said Anna Pavlovna.
He only notices the mistake to which he pays attention, because his opponent took advantage of it.
Rostov was just mounting to go for a ride round the neighboring villages with Ilyin; he let Lavrushka have another horse and took him along with him.
He made a mumbling sound in confirmation of this, took her hand, and began pressing it to different parts of his breast as if trying to find the right place for it.
Mademoiselle Bourienne took from her reticule a proclamation (not printed on ordinary Russian paper) of General Rameau's, telling people not to leave their homes and that the French authorities would afford them proper protection.
The demands of life, which had seemed to her annihilated by her father's death, all at once rose before her with a new, previously unknown force and took possession of her.
The men crowded closer together, stirred, and rapidly took off their hats.
You begrudged your lump of a son," a little old man suddenly began attacking Dron-- "and so they took my Vanka to be shaved for a soldier!
And in fact two more peasants began binding Dron, who took off his own belt and handed it to them, as if to aid them.
At the inn at Yankovo he respectfully took leave of her, for the first time permitting himself to kiss her hand.
Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself:
He took some gold pieces from his trouser pocket and put them on the dish for her.
Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made them Turks eat horseflesh!
He took a pack of cards that lay on the table and began to lay them out for a game of patience.
Pierre choked, his face puckered, and he turned hastily away, went back to his trap muttering something to himself as he went, and took his seat.
On the twenty-fourth of August the battle of the Shevardino Redoubt was fought, on the twenty-fifth not a shot was fired by either side, and on the twenty-sixth the battle of Borodino itself took place.
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.
Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.
By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left (looking from the Russian side) and transferred it to the plain between Utitsa, Semenovsk, and Borodino--a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other plain in Russia--and there the whole battle of the twenty-sixth of August took place.
Pierre took off his hat and bowed respectfully to Kutuzov.
When Pierre had left Kutuzov, Dolokhov came up to him and took his hand.
But when his Serenity took command everything became straight forward.
So the way in which these people killed one another was not decided by Napoleon's will but occurred independently of him, in accord with the will of hundreds of thousands of people who took part in the common action.
It only seemed to Napoleon that it all took place by his will.
Napoleon took a lozenge, put it in his mouth, and glanced at his watch.
No one any longer took notice of Pierre.
On the field between Borodino and the fleches, beside the wood, the chief action of the day took place on an open space visible from both sides and was fought in the simplest and most artless way.
The adjutant bent his head affirmatively and began to report, but the Emperor turned from him, took a couple of steps, stopped, came back, and called Berthier.
The peasants went up and took him by his shoulders and legs, but he moaned piteously and, exchanging looks, they set him down again.
They again took him by the shoulders and laid him on the stretcher.
At Borodino a collision took place.
The same thing that took place in Moscow had happened in all the towns and villages on Russian soil beginning with Smolensk, without the participation of Count Rostopchin and his broadsheets.
One day he took the countess to a Roman Catholic church, where she knelt down before the altar to which she was led.
The young man who had entered took no notice of her.
Without going home, Pierre took a cab and drove to see the Moscow commander-in-chief.
Pierre took it and began reading.
'How could you have written it yourself?' said he, and he took up the Hamburg Gazette that was lying on the table.
Well, he took that icon home with him for a few days and what did he do?
But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.
He looked attentively at the carts in the yard and while going up to the porch took out a clean pocket handkerchief and tied a knot in it.
Pierre took her outstretched hand and kissed it awkwardly as he walked along beside her while the coach still moved on.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
But as soon as the man had left the room Pierre took up his hat which was lying on the table and went out of his study by the other door.
More than two hours passed and Gerasim took the liberty of making a slight noise at the door to attract his attention, but Pierre did not hear him.
The greatest crush during the movement of the troops took place at the Stone, Moskva, and Yauza bridges.
While still a few steps from the officer she unfolded the kerchief and took out of it a white twenty- five-ruble assignat and hastily handed it to him.
The officer did not decline, but took the note quietly and thanked her.
Two dragoons took it by its distorted legs and dragged it along the ground.
And strange to say, the Governor of Moscow, the proud Count Rostopchin, took up a Cossack whip and went to the bridge where he began with shouts to drive on the carts that blocked the way.
He grasped a musket and took aim at the French.
With a madman's cunning, Makar Alexeevich eyed the Frenchman, raised his pistol, and took aim.
The officer went up to Makar Alexeevich and took him by the collar.
We took Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Naples, Rome, Warsaw, all the world's capitals....
When he had understood what was said to him, the German submitted and took his men elsewhere.
Pierre took one of the glasses and emptied it.
She cautiously took one step and then another, and found herself in the middle of a small room containing baggage.
After arranging his clothes, he took the pistol and was about to go out.
Pierre took no notice of them.
He took the boy on his knee, played with him, and looked round at Princess Mary.
Nicholas took the two letters, one of which was from his mother and the other from Sonya.
Next day Nicholas took his mother's letter and went to see Princess Mary.
Not noticing the monk, who had risen to greet her and was drawing back the wide sleeve on his right arm, she went up to Sonya and took her hand.
As soon as the prior withdrew, Natasha took her friend by the hand and went with her into the unoccupied room.
Then two pairs of Frenchmen approached the criminals and at the officer's command took the two convicts who stood first in the row.
They took him to the upper end of the field, where there were some sheds built of charred planks, beams, and battens, and led him into one of them.
Then he took out a knife, cut something, closed the knife, placed it under the head of his bed, and, seating himself comfortably, clasped his arms round his lifted knees and fixed his eyes on Pierre.
It was last Sunday they took me, out of a hospital in Moscow.
We had a little girl, but God took her before I went as a soldier.
But the very difficulties and preoccupations of the journey, which she took so actively in hand, saved her for a while from her grief and gave her strength.
The countess took Princess Mary into the drawing room, where Sonya was talking to Mademoiselle Bourienne.
"He wrote here that he took a great liking to you," he went on simply and calmly, evidently unable to understand all the complex significance his words had for living people.
Ermolov came forward with a frown on his face and, hearing what the officer had to say, took the papers from him without a word.
The men took their places and crossed themselves....
Of all that Napoleon might have done: wintering in Moscow, advancing on Petersburg or on Nizhni-Novgorod, or retiring by a more northerly or more southerly route (say by the road Kutuzov afterwards took), nothing more stupid or disastrous can be imagined than what he actually did.
He remained in Moscow till October, letting the troops plunder the city; then, hesitating whether to leave a garrison behind him, he quitted Moscow, approached Kutuzov without joining battle, turned to the right and reached Malo-Yaroslavets, again without attempting to break through and take the road Kutuzov took, but retiring instead to Mozhaysk along the devastated Smolensk road.
Fleeing from Moscow the soldiers took with them everything they had stolen.
He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
They took me and shut me up.
Then he took off his nightcap, combed his hair over his temples, and donned his cap.
Denisov, frowning, took the envelope and opened it.
A Cossack dismounted, lifted the boy down, and took him to Denisov.
"Oh, I took one all right," said Tikhon.
"You see, I took him first thing at dawn," Tikhon continued, spreading out his flat feet with outturned toes in their bast shoes.
I took him into the forest.
"Yes, we saw from the hill how you took to your heels through the puddles!" said the esaul, screwing up his glittering eyes.
Petya took off his wet clothes, gave them to be dried, and at once began helping the officers to fix up the dinner table.
Then in the darkness he took the boy's hand and pressed it.
He took off his wet felt cloak in a corner of the room, and without greeting anyone went up to Denisov and began questioning him about the matter in hand.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
"That's right," said the man, whom Petya took to be an hussar.
The hussar took the cup.
Petya shook himself, jumped up, took a ruble from his pocket and gave it to Likhachev; then he flourished the saber, tested it, and sheathed it.
You know that for me there is nothing in life but you, and to suffer with you is the greatest happiness for me, and he took her hand and pressed it as he had pressed it that terrible evening four days before his death.
One afternoon noticing Natasha shivering with fever, Princess Mary took her to her own room and made her lie down on the bed.
"Right enough, friend," said he, and, having sat down, took out of his knapsack a scrap of blue French cloth, and wrapped it round his foot.
They say Platov took 'Poleon himself twice.
This was shown not so much by the arrangements it made for crossing as by what took place at the bridges.
At that moment of emotional tenderness young Nicholas' face, which resembled his father's, affected Pierre so much that when he had kissed the boy he got up quickly, took out his handkerchief, and went to the window.
She caught the unfinished word in its flight and took it straight into her open heart, divining the secret meaning of all Pierre's mental travail.
Pierre rose and took his leave.
When on saying good-by he took her thin, slender hand, he could not help holding it a little longer in his own.
The change that took place in Natasha at first surprised Princess Mary; but when she understood its meaning it grieved her.
A few days later he fell ill and took to his bed.
He at once resigned his commission, and without waiting for it to be accepted took leave of absence and went to Moscow.
The moment Nicholas took her hand she could no longer restrain herself and began to cry.
She took his hand and kissed it.
When her husband took his place she concluded, from the rapid manner in which after taking up his table napkin he pushed back the tumbler and wineglass standing before him, that he was out of humor, as was sometimes the case when he came in to dinner straight from the farm--especially before the soup.
Countess Mary moved away from the door and took the boy back to the nursery.
Nicholas lowered his legs, rose, and took his daughter in his arms.
Out of breath, he took the laughing child quickly from his shoulder and pressed her to his heart.
She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
She only took his hand and kissed it.
He took this as a sign of approval and a confirmation of his thoughts, and after a few minutes' reflection continued to think aloud.
Whatever happens and whoever may stand at the head of affairs, the theory can always say that such and such a person took the lead because the collective will was transferred to him.
She picked up her coffee cup and took another sip, her eyes searching his over the rim.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
When the band took a break, Carmen was looking for something cool to drink.
She reached out and took the picture from his hand.
It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.
All the same, he gently took her elbow and led her to the house.
Her large brown eyes took in Lisa with surprise and she threw her son a questioning look.
It took them another thirty minutes or so to find the burned out shell of the car.
She boiled it, and boiled it, As long as she was able; Then Mrs. Finney took it, And put it on the table.
"Well, it's a bargain," said the boy; and he gave the whistle to Benjamin, and took the pennies.
It took me some time to appreciate the fact that my new friends were blind.
One large bundle held their all--bed, coffee-mill, looking-glass, hens--all but the cat; she took to the woods and became a wild cat, and, as I learned afterward, trod in a trap set for woodchucks, and so became a dead cat at last.
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.
Then he took from his pocket a sheet of paper on which some verses were written.
Len and Howard took turns at her side throughout the funeral and at graveside.
Alex took them all to dinner to celebrate the birth.
Once free of the vehicle she took a deep breath and turned to face her rescuer.
The boy took his seat beside her and said: "Gid-dap Jim."