These, however, were small drawbacks, and easily forgotten when the cloth was cleared, and the dessert
put on the table; at which period of the entertainment the handy young man was discovered to be speechless.
My head grovelled in the ashes of an extinguished fire, while my feet reposed upon the wreck of a small table, overthrown, and amid the fragments of a miscellaneous dessert
, intermingled with a newspaper, some broken glass and shattered bottles, and an empty jug of the Schiedam Kirschenwasser.
"Oh, there is no pressing haste, my host; take your place again, and do the honors over this beautiful dessert
Bella remaining invisible and silent, her father remained at his dessert
and wine, until he remembered it was time for him to get home to Holloway.
With the dessert
there came entire deliverance for Maggie, for the children were told they might have their nuts and wine in the summer-house, since the day was so mild; and they scampered out among the budding bushes of the garden with the alacrity of small animals getting from under a burning glass.
I'll just rest for a few minutes; it will be some little time yet before the King has got to dessert
.' So he threw himself down on the grass, and, as the sun was very dazzling, he closed his eyes, and in a few seconds had fallen sound asleep.
Therefore, when, at dessert
, upon a sign from D'Artagnan, Porthos had sent away his servants and the two friends were alone:
He set before his master a frugal, but perfectly Parisian repast: roast meat, cooked at the baker's, with vegetables, salad, and a dessert
borrowed from the shop itself.
How clearly I saw the long saloon table, only laid, however, abaft the mast; the glittering glass, the cool white napery, the poor old dried dessert
in the green dishes!
A message from the Queen arrived while they were at dessert
. Her Majesty offered her compliments to the two travellers, and expressed her wishes for their safe and successful journey.
The German tutor was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert
, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.
The plates succeeded each other swiftly and noiselessly in front of her, and the table was decked for dessert
, and as the talk murmured on in familiar grooves, she sat there, rather like a judge, listening to her parents, who did, indeed, feel it very pleasant when they made her laugh.