A footman moved the chair for her.
He wandered about in Turin for some time, and at last established himself as footman to a Madame de Vercellis.
All her invitations without exception, written in French, and delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning, ran as follows:
Prince Andrew had gone out into the hall, and, turning his shoulders to the footman who was helping him on with his cloak, listened indifferently to his wife's chatter with Prince Hippolyte who had also come into the hall.
A footman, thinking no one saw him, was drinking on the sly what was left in the glasses.
A footman conducted Boris down one flight of stairs and up another, to Pierre's rooms.
A footman came in to summon Boris--the princess was going.
And with a glance round, she smiled at Tikhon, at her husband, and at the footman who accompanied them.
Princess Mary asked Mademoiselle Bourienne's pardon, and also her father's pardon for herself and for Philip the footman, who had begged for her intervention.
"Marya Lvovna Karagina and her daughter!" announced the countess' gigantic footman in his bass voice, entering the drawing room.
Ask her in," she said to the footman in a sad voice, as if saying: "Very well, finish me off."
The footman, who was distributing leaflets with Kutuzov's cantata, laid one before Pierre as one of the principal guests.
On the landing below, Philip, the footman, stood looking scared and holding another candle.
"No it can't be, that would be too extraordinary," and at the very moment she thought this, the face and figure of Prince Andrew, in a fur cloak the deep collar of which covered with snow, appeared on the landing where the footman stood with the candle.
Peter the footman made some remark to the coachman; the latter assented.
A footman wanted to come in to clear away something in the room but she would not let him, and having closed the door behind him continued her walk.
There an old footman and two young ones were playing cards.
After dinner, when the footman handed coffee and from habit began with the princess, the prince suddenly grew furious, threw his stick at Philip, and instantly gave instructions to have him conscripted for the army.
The footman who had gone to announce them was stopped by another in the large hall and they whispered to one another.
In Marya Dmitrievna's anteroom the footman who helped him off with his fur coat said that the mistress asked him to come to her bedroom.
As Natasha, at her mother's side, passed through the crowd behind a liveried footman who cleared the way for them, she heard a young man speaking about her in too loud a whisper.
The Rostovs' footman rushed eagerly forward to help him off with his cloak and take his hat and stick.
Beside Petya stood a peasant woman, a footman, two tradesmen, and a discharged soldier.
"Anybody can shove," said the footman, and also began working his elbows to such effect that he pushed Petya into a very filthy corner of the gateway.
With the help of a footman Tikhon brought in the bedstead and began putting it up.
The footman sprang onto the box of the moving coach which jolted as it passed out of the yard onto the uneven roadway; the other vehicles jolted in their turn, and the procession of carriages moved up the street.
But when on Sunday after church the footman announced in the drawing room that Count Rostov had called, the princess showed no confusion, only a slight blush suffused her cheeks and her eyes lit up with a new and radiant light.
With her traveled Mademoiselle Bourienne, little Nicholas and his tutor, her old nurse, three maids, Tikhon, and a young footman and courier her aunt had sent to accompany her.
While a footman was lighting a candle, Toll communicated the substance of the news.
A few minutes later the footman returned with Dessalles, who brought word from the princess that she would be very glad to see Pierre if he would excuse her want of ceremony and come upstairs to her apartment.
"Princess Drubetskaya to see Prince Vasili Sergeevich," he called to a footman dressed in knee breeches, shoes, and a swallow-tail coat, who ran downstairs and looked over from the halfway landing.
But neither Anna Mikhaylovna nor the footman nor the coachman, who could not help seeing these people, took any notice of them.
"Yes," replied a footman in a bold loud voice, as if anything were now permissible; "the door to the left, ma'am."
Prokofy, the footman, who was so strong that he could lift the back of the carriage from behind, sat plaiting slippers out of cloth selvedges.
At last an old, cross looking footman came and announced to the Rostovs that the prince was not receiving, but that the princess begged them to walk up.
"Come to the mistress, please," said the footman in his deep bass, intercepting any retreat.