He, on his side, more and more visibly nervous, had a tone to master; but he was so much more successful than I that, laughing out through his gravity, he could pretend we were pleasantly jesting
as if one gifted with powers like to mine might say the thing which I have said unto one who has vanquished Merlin, and not be jesting
I'm very far from jesting
, Miss Catherine,' I replied.
He added, in a jesting
way, that perhaps George Washington might gain almost as great a name in history as George the Third.
She got calmer by degrees, and then we soothed her; now talking encouragingly, and now jesting
a little with her, until she began to raise her head and speak to us.
This was only a friendly Raveloe-way of jesting
with the half-crazy oddities of a miser, but it had perhaps helped to throw Silas into a more than usually excited state.
He had nearly swooned at what Lord Henry had said in a chance mood of cynical jesting
There was a lot of shouting, and one man was even jesting
upon that subject, gentlemen," said Porthos; "thank God the queen is still of an age to give one
It was more especially when this man was speaking in a manner half jesting
, half bitter, that Franz's ear recalled most vividly the deep sonorous, yet well-pitched voice that had addressed him in the grotto of Monte Cristo, and which he heard for the second time amid the darkness and ruined grandeur of the Colosseum.
To tell you the truth, I had supposed that YOU were jesting
in your letter; wherefore, my heart was feeling heavy at the thought that you could feel so displeased with me.
The musketeer, who knew that his lieutenant was incapable of jesting
with regard to the service, obeyed without a word, although he thought the order strange.