Well," said the gratified and reddening visitor
, "it ain't perhaps the square thing to them or myself to say that they reckoned to have me discuss their delicate affairs for them, but--"
These two went away first, to receive the visitors
was, indeed, on fire with sombre excitement.
I will come again at that time," replied the visitor
, who then retired.
But her conclusion was false; for on the very morning after their arrival at Lambton, these visitors
And if we take this as a working hypothesis we have a fresh basis from which to start our construction of this unknown visitor
The prince was too unlike the usual run of daily visitors
; and although the general certainly did receive, on business, all sorts and conditions of men, yet in spite of this fact the servant felt great doubts on the subject of this particular visitor
performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval.
Sir Edward motioned his visitor
to a chair and touched the bell.
In a moment or two the man-servant appeared from the inner apartment, crossed the floor and presently reappeared, ushering in a visitor
A quiet half hour passed; and the first visitor
, a stranger to the servants, appeared at the cottage-gate.
And when he is informed on that point, he first turns pale and doubts the evidence of his own senses; and next, with nothing said to justify it, gratuitously accuses his visitor
of suspecting somebody.
Anne kept close to the cottage, at the back; determined, if a chance offered, on speaking to the visitor
, whoever the visitor
I require of a visitor
that he be not actually starving, though he may have the very best appetite in the world, however he got it.
When Anna was passing the top of the staircase, a servant was running up to announce the visitor
, while the visitor
himself was standing under a lamp.