Smiles


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Smiles

Samuel. 1812--1904, British writer: author of the didactic work Self-Help (1859)
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From time to time she smoothed the folds of her dress, and whenever the story produced an effect she glanced at Anna Pavlovna, at once adopted just the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed into her radiant smile.
"How lovely!" said everyone who saw her; and the vicomte lifted his shoulders and dropped his eyes as if startled by something extraordinary when she took her seat opposite and beamed upon him also with her unchanging smile.
She rose with the same unchanging smile with which she had first entered the room- the smile of a perfectly beautiful woman.
"It's that idiotic smile that's to blame for it all," thought Stepan Arkadyevitch.
Again his stern mouth framed the twisted smile, as he said:
He smiled his twisted smile, and Maud, her eyes wide with horror, was compelled to turn away her head.
He shook his head, his stern mouth shaping the strangest, twisted smile. It was indeed a twisted smile, for it was on the left side only, the facial muscles of the right side moving not at all.
All is," he added, with another whimsical smile, as he stepped out on to the porch, "I wish I could prescribe her--and buy her--as I would a box of pills;--though if there gets to be many of her in the world, you and I might as well go to ribbon-selling and ditch-digging for all the money we'd get out of nursing and doctoring," he laughed, picking up the reins and stepping into the gig.
In spite of himself the man's lips twitched into a smile; but all he said was "Humph!"
"Never ate it." The fleeting smile had gone, and the scowl had come back to the man's face.
Sabin looked at her, and the smile which no other woman had ever seen softened for a moment his face.
She rose from her seat and stood with hands outstretched towards him, her lips parted in a delightful smile, her eyes soft with happiness.