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.
"This communication," continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion, "will, we are sure, meet with your approbation." 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.
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.
Then the invalid
became a heretic or sorcerer; as heretic or sorcerer he suffered, and sought to cause suffering.
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.
Macallan to visit the invalid
. The dying woman casts a strange look at both of them, and tells them to leave her.
"What an injustice, my dear invalid
! I hate him so little that I should be delighted to order masses for the repose of his soul."
While thus approaching, as all hoped, to convalescence, Miss Briggs was the only victim admitted into the presence of the invalid
; yet Miss Crawley's relatives afar off did not forget their beloved kinswoman, and by a number of tokens, presents, and kind affectionate messages, strove to keep themselves alive in her recollection.
It is made from the purest ingredients, and if desired could be eaten by an invalid
with relish and profit."
Pengarth as he sipped his tea under the cool cedars, drawing in all their wonderful perfume with every puff of breeze, that he saw two men in the low invalid
's chair before him.
I ought to have been here hours ago, and then I should not have to apologise-- permit me to apologise--for presenting myself so unreasonably, and frightening--no, by-the-bye, you said not frightening; permit me to apologise again--the esteemed lady, Mrs Clennam, in her invalid
chamber above stairs.'