With the swiftness and wide-reaching of multitudinous thought Charles Butler
's whole life was telescoped upon his vision.
Miss Elsa reminds me in some respects of Lady Angelica Fendall, whom I had the honour of knowing when I was butler
to her father, Lord Stockleigh.
had paused below but a few minutes to give orders, and then followed them; now he pressed a button, and the hall blazed with light.
'To continue my statement, however: I relocked the bureau, using the key which Brunton had left, and I had turned to go when I was surprised to find that the butler
had returned, and was standing before me.
Something in the butler
's manner, a sort of gloating gloom which he radiated, told her that she had arrived at one of these corners now.
"When the lamps were lit," said the butler
. "It would be shortly after four."
Well, yes, I think so," said the butler
. "Have I been twenty years in this man's house, to be deceived about his voice?
Instantly, by a feat of dexterity, which was the admiration of all the company, and had been, annually, for some years past, the apoplectic butler
, bringing his left hand from behind the small of his back, produced the bottle with the corkscrew already inserted; uncorked it at a jerk; and placed the magnum and the cork before his master with the dignity of conscious cleverness.
Sir Pitt came in first, very much flushed, and rather unsteady in his gait; and after him the butler
, the canaries, Mr.
It appeared that she and the butler
were the only survivors of the prince's original foreign menage the other servants now in the house being new and collected in Norfolk by the housekeeper.
Casson, although he had been an excellent butler
for fifteen years.
And when he came into the palace, the flies were sleeping on the walls; the spit was standing still; the butler
had the jug of ale at his lips, going to drink a draught; the maid sat with a fowl in her lap ready to be plucked; and the cook in the kitchen was still holding up her hand, as if she was going to beat the boy.
Foka, the butler
, was the most ill-tempered person in the house.
The prisoner was defended by Mr Patrick Butler
, K.C., who was mistaken for a mere flaneur by those who misunderstood the Irish character-- and those who had not been examined by him.
MONTFORD MASON, Butler
to Sir Robert Chiltern PHIPPS, Lord Goring's Servant JAMES }