This was in his favor, and our hero's first impression of the Count Valentin, moreover, had been agreeable.
That is my sister-in-law," said the Count Valentin, leaning towards him.
the Count Valentin asked, in a sort of mock-caressing tone.
At this moment Madame de Bellegarde came back for another cup of tea, accompanied by the Count Valentin.
Just Heaven, dear madam, how you go at it," said the Count Valentin, lowering his voice.
The Count Valentin looked at our hero from head to foot with his peculiar smile, in which impudence and urbanity seemed perplexingly commingled.
For this was Valentin himself, the head of the Paris police and the most famous investigator of the world; and he was coming from Brussels to London to make the greatest arrest of the century.
Probably he would travel as some minor clerk or secretary connected with it; but, of course, Valentin could not be certain; nobody could be certain about Flambeau.
Hence the great Valentin, when he set out to find Flambeau, was perfectly aware that his adventures would not end when he had found him.
When it came to the last case, Valentin gave it up and almost laughed.
Valentin stood and smoked in front of the yellow-white blinds and considered them long.
Aristide Valentin was unfathomably French; and the French intelligence is intelligence specially and solely.