were opened, and after an interview Ona came home and reported that the forelady seemed to like her, and had said that, while she was not sure, she thought she might be able to put her at work sewing covers on hams, a job at which she would earn as much as eight or ten dollars a week.
The duchess told the duke what had happened, and he was much amused by it; and she, in pursuance of her design of making merry and diverting herself with Don Quixote, despatched the page who had played the part of Dulcinea in the negotiations
for her disenchantment (which Sancho Panza in the cares of government had forgotten all about) to Teresa Panza his wife with her husband's letter and another from herself, and also a great string of fine coral beads as a present.
These notes had all the effect that he who wrote them could expect, in that they induced a great number of the inhabitants to open private negotiations
with the royal army.
Next, after long negotiations
and vacillations, coupled with much vivid description of our destitute position, our desolation, and our helplessness, Anna invited us to pay her (as she expressed it) a "return visit.
I hope, madame, that the cardinal will not enter into negotiations
with such men
She maintained this belligerent attitude for several days, during which time a series of informal negotiations
were pending, and wide alarm spread over the island.
Le Quoi soon recovered his presence of mind and his decorum; and he briefly apologized to the ladies for one or two very intemperate expressions that had escaped him in a moment of extraordinary excitement, and, remounting his horse, he continued in the background during the remainder of the visit, the wit of Kirby putting a violent termination, at once, to all negotiations
on the subject of trade.
The general may be carrying out some negotiations
so secret, that he thought it imprudent to inform even us.
That is only in extreme instances, or to open negotiations
with a stranger.
The sly approaches, the astute negotiations
, the lying and the circumventing .
In all negotiations
of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees.
We should not have troubled you, only that our friend who speaks Greek and who began these negotiations
has been forced to return to the East.