As the Deans entered the hall Gladys Turnbull was waddling up the stairs.
The count came waddling in to see his wife with a rather guilty look as usual.
"You know they've come, Marie?" said the little princess, waddling in, and sinking heavily into an armchair.
He pulled himself together, looked round, screwing up his eyes, glanced at Prince Andrew, and, evidently not recognizing him, moved with his waddling gait to the porch.
When Kutuzov came out of the study and with lowered head was crossing the ballroom with his heavy waddling gait, he was arrested by someone's voice saying: