Either she was taking the children of a Russian family home from the springs, or fetching a shawl for a sick lady, and wrapping her up in it, or trying to interest an irritable invalid
, or selecting and buying cakes for tea for someone.
The eye of the invalid still retained that vacancy of expression which prevented his son from obtaining any knowledge of the feelings which were passing in his mind; he listened, nothing more.
and Madame de Villefort bowed and left the room, giving orders that Valentine should be summoned to her grandfather's presence, and feeling sure that she would have much to do to restore calmness to the perturbed spirit of the invalid.
He learned, easily, that the boy was traveling alone with his invalid
grandmother, and that their destination was a small port on the west coast of Africa, a little below the equator; that their name was Billings, and that they had no friends in the little settlement for which they were bound.
He judged by the cautious movements of those who crowded round the invalid
chair that they had lifted the dying man and were moving him.
Watching the two young people with keen powers of observation, necessarily concentrated on them by the complete seclusion of her life, the invalid
lady discovered signs of roused sensibility in Miss Haldane, when Arthur was present, which had never yet shown themselves in her social relations with other admirers eager to pay their addresses to her.
At his house rebellion could be planned with impunity, for, as we have said, since that morning he had ceased to be "the queen's invalid
During these exercises old Southdown, on account of his invalid
condition, was allowed to sit in his own room, and have negus and the paper read to him.
At some of the houses--where they can't possibly know me--I shan't be frightened, and I shall reel off the whole rigmarole, invalid
, babe, and all.
As he put the candle on a bracket, where the dark old panelling almost served as an extinguisher for it, he bethought himself of going up to tell the invalid
that he would not be absent five minutes.
We shall greatly miss Edmund in our small circle, but I trust and hope he will find the poor invalid
in a less alarming state than might be apprehended, and that he will be able to bring him to Mansfield shortly, which Sir Thomas proposes should be done, and thinks best on every account, and I flatter myself the poor sufferer will soon be able to bear the removal without material inconvenience or injury.
People began to come to him from a distance, and began bringing invalids
to him whom they declared he cured.