No wonder they laughed, for the expression of his face was droll
enough to convulse a Quaker, as he stood and stared wildly from the unconscious innocents to the hilarious spectators with such dismay that Jo sat down on the floor and screamed.
expression seemed to say that he had found the secret of contentment.
Oftener than once her coming had interrupted the droll
story with which Robert was entertaining some amused group of married women.
She showed it step by step and room by room and secret by secret, with droll
, delightful, childish talk about it and with the result, in half an hour, of our becoming immense friends.
John is a cautious man," he said, with a droll
smile, "and it is not always easy to get his opinion about people, so I thought if I beat the bush on this side the birds would fly out, and I should learn what I wanted to know quickly; so now we will come to business.
In the height of the uproar and laughter, Sam, however, preserved an immovable gravity, only from time to time rolling his eyes up, and giving his auditors divers inexpressibly droll
glances, without departing from the sententious elevation of his oratory.
Linton eyed him with a droll
expression - half angry, half laughing at his fastidiousness.
But go and see that droll
dog," the little man persisted, calling after him.
He went in quest of sympathy - in quest of that droll
article that we all suppose ourselves to want when in a strait, and have agreed to call advice; and he went, besides, with vague but rather splendid expectations of relief.
As to Porthos--oh, as to Porthos, faith, that's a droll
All this, set off by the presence of that excellent prince, who was so good-natured, who invented so droll
tricks against Monsieur de Chavigny and so fine jokes against Mazarin, made for La Ramee the approaching Pentecost one of the four great feasts of the year.
cut of the eye showed either that he knew him of old, or perceived at once his characteristics.