"Certainly, you must give the orders, for I intend residing at the house
." It was unexampled for a servant of the count's to dare to dispute an order of his, so the steward, without saying a word, followed his master, who got into the carriage, and signed to him to follow, which he did, taking his place respectfully on the front seat.
They approached his house
by a back entrance, lest they should attract the notice of the crowd, and went into an upper room which faced towards the street; the windows, however, in common with those of every other room in the house
, were boarded up inside, in order that, out of doors, all might appear quite dark.
As a house
, Barton Cottage, though small, was comfortable and compact; but as a cottage it was defective, for the building was regular, the roof was tiled, the window shutters were not painted green, nor were the walls covered with honeysuckles.
Not a tree nor a house
broke the broad sweep of flat country that reached to the edge of the sky in all directions.
A little farther on, and I was told I was in Cramond parish, and began to substitute in my inquiries the name of the house
One day she went home at noon and carried a handful of soft mud, taken from the road, into the house
. With the mud she smeared the face of the boards used for the pressing of trousers and then went back to her work feeling relieved and happy.
The cavalry, on entering a merchant's house
that had been abandoned and finding there stabling more than sufficient for their horses, went on, all the same, to the next house
which seemed to them better.
It plays house
, as well as horse, having an instinct for it.
Messages soon came one after another to the house
where I was, to inform me the mob were coming in pursuit of me, and I was obliged to retire through yards and gardens to a house
more remote, where I remained until
Moreover, the rain (which falls at stated intervals) coming always from the North, is an additional assistance; and in the towns we have the guidance of the houses
, which of course have their side-walls running for the most part North and South, so that the roofs may keep off the rain from the North.
Passing down the back garden of the house
, and crossing a narrow lane at the bottom of it, he opened a gate in a low stone wall beyond, and entered the church- yard.
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