But the princess was very gentle and meek, so she said nothing to her maid
's ill behaviour, but got upon her horse again.
"And perhaps you can help us to the man." And he briefly narrated what the maid
had seen, and showed the broken stick.
"That's not the way, that's not the way, Sonya!" cried Natasha turning her head and clutching with both hands at her hair which the maid
who was dressing it had not time to release.
So some make ready the bower, the tables and the seats, while Maid
Marian, Little John and others set out to hunt.
"I will tell her you are here, miss, and ask her to grant you an audience," said the maid
. "Step in, please, and take a seat in the drawing-room."
Partridge likewise shovelled in his share of calumny, and (what may surprize the reader) not only bespattered the maid
, but attempted to sully the lily-white character of Sophia herself.
Now the maid
saw him and screamed faintly, then grew silent, wondering at the greatness and the fierce eyes of the man who spoke to her.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid
was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids
it is there you are mistaken, madame," said Montalais, highly exasperated; "I am no longer a maid
of honor, of madame's at least."
I will come and help you so that you may have everything ready as soon as possible, for all the best young men among your own people are courting you, and you are not going to remain a maid
When it was evening she said to her bridegroom, 'That stupid maid
wants to sleep by your door.'
Would Madame, therefore, be good enough to follow Miladi's maid
up the stairs?'