Of course not; he knows you are with me," Robert replied, as he busied
himself among sundry pans and covered dishes which had been left standing on the hearth.
Silently, and rather surprised at her own compliance, Phoebe accordingly betook herself to weeding a flower-bed, but busied
herself still more with cogitations respecting this young man, with whom she so unexpectedly found herself on terms approaching to familiarity.
In innumerable ways such as this, the traveler found that somebody had been busied
to make smooth his paths through the world, and to let him know what had been done for him.