And this probation officer
, she, too, was capable, was she not?
The ejected officer
-- fortunate in the unkindly shove that sends him forth betimes, to struggle amid a struggling world -- may return to himself, and become all that he has ever been.
To those who were in the secret of Don Quixote's humour all this afforded great amusement; but to those who knew nothing about it, it seemed the greatest nonsense in the world, in particular to the four servants of Don Luis, as well as to Don Luis himself, and to three other travellers who had by chance come to the inn, and had the appearance of officers
of the Holy Brotherhood, as indeed they were; but the one who above all was at his wits' end, was the barber basin, there before his very eyes, had been turned into Mambrino's helmet, and whose pack-saddle he had no doubt whatever was about to become a rich caparison for a horse.
who had stopped in front of her and studied her with so much care might have been twenty-five or twenty-six years of age.
The king made a movement of surprise, but the officer
remained as motionless as a statue.
But, monsieur, if I am a restraint upon you," said the officer
, timidly, and almost faintly, "it is my duty which - "
Rostov, growing red and pale alternately, looked first at one officer
and then at the other.
One of the soldiers picked up the bullet that had killed his officer
, and then it was that real excitement prevailed in that particular bay, for the bullet was obviously of German make.
Saying this, he passed proudly before the clerk, who, being interrupted in his work, ventured to say to the officer
said the doctor, looking inquiringly at the officers
Don't be too hard on me," said the Officer
, smiling; "I was beating him with a stuffed club.
What ships from beyond they have warned only the secret archives of government show; but, a naval officer
myself, I have gathered from the traditions of the service that it has been fully two hundred years since smoke or sail has been sighted east of 30d or west of 175d.
But," continued another officer
, "their arrival cannot be doubted.
All this while Mr Jones was engaged in conversation with the serjeant; for that officer
was entirely unconcerned in the present dispute, being privileged by immemorial custom from all contribution.
appeared at the entrance-door: one, a young fellow, with a feeble, delicate face, who had lately joined the regiment from the Corps of Pages; the other, a plump, elderly officer
, with a bracelet on his wrist, and little eyes, lost in fat.