Such was Albert's opinion of the count, and as Franz well knew that Albert professed never to form an opinion except upon long reflection, he made no attempt to change it.
Ah," replied he, sighing, "that is not very surprising; I have been more than a year absent from Paris, and my clothes are of a most antiquated cut; the count takes me for a provincial.
The man in the mantle had kept his promise to the Transteverin, and there could now be no doubt that he was the count.
Franz, Albert, and the count continued to descend the Corso.
Franz heard the words of the count but imperfectly, and he perhaps did not fully appreciate this new attention to their wishes; for he was wholly absorbed by the spectacle that the Piazza del Popolo presented, and by the terrible instrument that was in the centre.
I thought," said Franz to the count, "that you told me there would be but one execution.
The Count laughed inwardly and silently, and two of the white mice in his waistcoat, alarmed by the internal convulsion going on beneath them, darted out in a violent hurry, and scrambled into their cage again.
Pray allow the Count to proceed," said Madame Fosco, with stern civility.
Be good enough to go on, Count," said his wife, with a spiteful reference to myself.
He got up, put the cage on the table, and paused for a moment to count the mice in it.
said the Count, catching him nervously by the collar with one hand, and pointing with the other to the place near which he had found the mouse.
Not dirt," whispered the Count, fastening the other hand suddenly on Sir Percival's collar, and shaking it in his agitation.