Gerasim sentence example

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  • Gerasim, that sallow beardless old man Pierre had seen at Torzhok five years before with Joseph Bazdeev, came out in answer to his knock.
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  • Gerasim opened one of the shutters and left the room on tiptoe.
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  • Gerasim looked cautiously into the study several times and saw Pierre always sitting in the same attitude.
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  • 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.
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  • "Look here," he added, taking Gerasim by a button of his coat and looking down at the old man with moist, shining, and ecstatic eyes, "I say, do you know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow?"
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  • "Yes, your excellency," replied Gerasim.
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  • "Yes, your excellency," said Gerasim after thinking for a moment.
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  • All the rest of that day Pierre spent alone in his benefactor's study, and Gerasim heard him pacing restlessly from one corner to another and talking to himself.
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  • Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.
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  • It was when Pierre (wearing the coachman's coat which Gerasim had procured for him and had disinfected by steam) was on his way with the old man to buy the pistol at the Sukharev market that he met the Rostovs.
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  • And with that object he had asked Gerasim to get him a peasant's coat and a pistol, confiding to him his intentions of remaining in Joseph Alexeevich's house and keeping his name secret.
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  • Gerasim and the porter, who had followed Makar Alexeevich, stopped him in the vestibule and tried to take the pistol from him.
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  • "Catch hold!" whispered Gerasim to the porter.
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  • "Vous etes le bourgeois?" * the officer asked Gerasim.
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  • Gerasim gazed at the officer with an alarmed and inquiring look.
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  • Again the officer turned to Gerasim and asked him to show him the rooms in the house.
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  • "Master, not here--don't understand... me, you..." said Gerasim, trying to render his words more comprehensible by contorting them.
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  • Still smiling, the French officer spread out his hands before Gerasim's nose, intimating that he did not understand him either, and moved, limping, to the door at which Pierre was standing.
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  • At the gate stood Gerasim, the cook, and two Frenchmen.
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  • Pierre rose, rubbed his eyes, and seeing the pistol with an engraved stock which Gerasim had replaced on the writing table, he remembered where he was and what lay before him that very day.
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