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Examples of Dinner-hour
Louise smiled pleasantly, and said how very kind it was of Mrs. Mumford.
At luncheon, Louise made known that she would have to leave in the middle of dinner to catch a train.
To make up for this, the General gave him the warmest welcome; only-as he had a short memory or little imagination-he found nothing better to say than to repeat the expressions of his letter, while squeezing his hand almost to the point of fracture. "The son of my old friend and companion-in-arms," he cried; and the words rang out in such a sonorous voice they seemed to impress even himself-for it was noticeable that after a remark, the General always seemed astonished, as if startled by the words that came out of his mouth-and that seemed suddenly to expand the compass of his ideas and the depth of his sentiments.
The seignorial pile of the Chateau Campvallon soon appeared to him on a height, of which the sides were covered with magnificent woods, sloping down nearly to the plain, there spreading out widely.
She beckoned from the step of the open French window.
They drove up to their country house in time to dress leisurely for dinner.