, alarmed at the din of breaking glass, entered the room to discover what was the matter.
He had not yet made up his mind whether he would, or would not, give more than a guinea for the wedding-ring; and he wasted the rest of the day to such disastrous purpose in one jeweler's shop after another, that he and the captain, and the new lady's maid
(who traveled with them), were barely in time to catch the last train from London that evening.
Now the maid
saw him and screamed faintly, then grew silent, wondering at the greatness and the fierce eyes of the man who spoke to her.
Only when the lark shall mate with the nightingale, and the honey-bee and the clock-beetle keep house together, shall I wed another maid
When it was evening she said to her bridegroom, 'That stupid maid
wants to sleep by your door.
Not only had her estates been taken away, and the maid
been deprived of the former protection of the Queen, but the evil Prince John had persecuted her with his attentions.
Now, Josette," continued the old maid
, "let us see where we had better put Monsieur de Troisville to sleep.
And he briefly narrated what the maid
had seen, and showed the broken stick.
I will come and help you so that you may have everything ready as soon as possible, for all the best young men among your own people are courting you, and you are not going to remain a maid
Poyser was smoking his pipe, and his good-nature was therefore at its superlative moment, Hetty seized the opportunity of her aunt's absence to say, "Uncle, I wish you'd let me go for a lady's maid
Hold your tongue, mademoiselle, and do not uselessly trouble yourself to intercede for unworthy people; that a young maid
of honor like you should be subjected to a bad example is, certes, a misfortune great enough; but that you should sanction it by your indulgence is what I will not allow.
Nay,' said the maid
, 'if you are thirsty, get off yourself, and stoop down by the water and drink; I shall not be your waiting- maid
When I was a maid
, so long as I had a pretty bonnet the devil might ha' found me in heels.
She knew that if she called her maid
and told her she wanted to get up, the maid
would prevent her, and perhaps send for the doctor, and she had not the strength now to struggle or argue.
she said crossly to the maid
who kept her waiting some minutes.