I went immediately with the steward
to speak with his daughter myself.
At this he turned upon the steward and gave him such a rap that his back went nigh in two, and over went the fat fellow rolling on the floor.
There sat Little John eating away for dear life, while the fat steward was rolled under the table like a bundle of rags.
Monte Cristo wrote two or three notes, and, as he sealed the last, the steward
Unhappily for the propensity of the steward
, breath was as necessary after one of these draughts as after his submersion, and the time at length arrived when he was compelled to let go the bottle.
When the Steward
saw what was done, he waxed mad with rage; and, as Little John stooped to look within the pantry, he seized him from behind by the nape of the neck, pinching him sorely and smiting him over the head with his keys till the yeoman's ears rang again.
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward
that he was attending to it.
You will have to go to the Land of Oz to recover it, and your Majesty can't get to the Land of Oz in any possible way," said the Steward
, yawning because he had been on duty ninety-six hours, and was sleepy.
When the Chief Steward
had left them alone the Scarecrow remarked, sadly:
has only to show himself on deck, and they will suspect nothing.
The conversation was a difficult one for the lady of the house at a small table with persons present, like the steward
and the architect, belonging to a completely different world, struggling not to be overawed by an elegance to which they were unaccustomed, and unable to sustain a large share in the general conversation.
The Chief Steward
, who had been leaning against the wall, brought his face of an unhappy goat nearer to the table and addressed us dole- fully.