This is what I want, my dear fellow," said the count to the deferential young man who had entered.
But, don't be uneasy," he added, noticing that the count was beginning to breathe heavily and quickly which was always a sign of approaching anger.
What a treasure that Dmitri is," added the count with a smile when the young man had departed.
Ah," said the count negligently, looking attentively at Morcerf, "is there not something like an execution upon the Piazza del Popolo?
Yes," returned Franz, finding that the count was coming to the point he wished.
Monsieur Bertuccio," said the count, "you have procured me windows looking on the Piazza del Popolo, as I ordered you yesterday "
The play went on for some ten minutes after this, until the count won a considerable wager from him who had last joined the game, and then Tarzan saw the fellow back of the count's chair nod his head to his confederate.
Instantly the count and the two other players were upon their feet.
The count leaned across the table, and struck the man full in the mouth with his open palm, and then the others closed in between them.
It is an important conversation, so far as I am concerned, for it has seriously disposed me to distrust the influence which Count Fosco has exercised over my thoughts and feelings, and to resist it for the future as resolutely as I can.
The Count good-humouredly took a stool many sizes too small for him, and balanced himself on it with his back against the side of the shed, which creaked and groaned under his weight.
And why not," asked the Count, "when your meaning can be explained by anybody in two words?