With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative
The king's request had undoubtedly been acceded to by an affirmative
sign, for in firm, sonorous accents, which vibrated in the depths of Athos's heart, the king began his speech, explaining his conduct and counseling the welfare of the kingdom.
Adrienne simply answered in the affirmative
, and then the commissionaire's admiration was redoubled.
This, then, was my first glimpse of the garden; but I had not time to look long, the portress, after having answered in the affirmative
my question as to whether her mistress was at home, opened the folding-doors of a room to the left, and having ushered me in, closed them behind me.