Everything there is regulated by resident partners
; that is to say, partners
who reside in the tramontane country, but who move about from place to place, either with Indian tribes, whose traffic they wish to monopolize, or with main bodies of their own men, whom they employ in trading and trapping.
Besides, if you won't let me be your partner
, I shall buy Pari-Sulay, get a much smaller vessel, and run her myself.
You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner
. At such an assembly as this it would be insupportable.
It was rather honour than happiness to Fanny, for the first dance at least: her partner
was in excellent spirits, and tried to impart them to her; but she was a great deal too much frightened to have any enjoyment till she could suppose herself no longer looked at.
He had formed his own opinion from the papers entrusted to him, and did not especially want to go into the matter with his senior partner
Mr Venus contemplated his fellow-man and partner
with doubting eyes, and then rejoined stiffly:
"Look at Papa!" shouted Natasha to the whole company, and quite forgetting that she was dancing with a grown-up partner
she bent her curly head to her knees and made the whole room ring with her laughter.
'And now,' said Daniel, looking at his watch, 'as time and tide wait for no man, my trusty partner
, and as I am ready for starting, bag and baggage, at the gate below, let me say a last word.
"But," says the old man, "I have one piece of news to tell you, which perhaps may not be so acceptable to you as the rest; and that is, believing you were lost, and all the world believing so also, your partner
and trustees did offer to account with me, in your name, for the first six or eight years' profits, which I received.
This forced us to make some port; and my partner
, who knew the country better than I did, directed the captain to put into the river of Cambodia; for I had made the English mate, one Mr.
"Look here, sir," Francis said, "I notice that this concession of yours is granted to you and your partner
jointly whilst alive and to the survivor, in case of the death of either of you."
Not only had his partner
tied the dogs up, but he had tied them, after the Indian fashion, with sticks.