Pontellier reached over for a palm-leaf fan that lay on the porch and began to fan herself, while Robert sent between his lips light puffs from his cigarette.
In former times, before Robert could remember, "the house" had been a summer luxury of the Lebruns.
Lord Robert Foulkes was a small young man, very carefully groomed, nondescript in appearance.
"London has changed since your last visit," Lord Robert said, with a gentle smile.
"I think Robert took him along somewhere--horse-buying, or fishing, or I don't know what.
Chris's gaze roved over them, and he was aware of a guilty sorrow-pang as he paused for a moment on Lute's Aunt Mildred and Uncle Robert, mellow with ripe middle age and genial with the gentle buffets life had dealt them.
While Goldsmith lay a-dying in London, in the breezy Scottish Lowlands a big rough lad of fifteen called Robert
Burns was following his father's plow by day, poring over Shakespeare, the Spectator, and Pope's Homer, of nights, not knowing that in years to come he was to be remembered as our greatest song writer.
VISCOUNT GORING, his Son SIR ROBERT
CHILTERN, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs VICOMTE DE NANJAC, Attache at the French Embassy in London MR.
 THOSE who, in this bustling age, turn to fiction not merely for a little passing amusement, but for profit, for the higher sort of pleasure, will do well, we think (after a conscientious perusal on our own part) to bestow careful reading on Robert
When Paris heard of Monsieur Robert
Darzac's arrest a unanimous cry of protest arose from all sides.
How they could be thrown together, and by what attraction Robert
could be drawn on to marry a girl, of whose beauty she had herself heard him speak without any admiration,--a girl too already engaged to his brother, and on whose account that brother had been thrown off by his family--it was beyond her comprehension to make out.
We sat in the parlor of Charley Roberts
' pub in Apia, drinking long Abu Hameds compounded and shared with us by the aforesaid Charley Roberts
, who claimed the recipe direct from Stevens, famous for having invented the Abu Hamed at a time when he was spurred on by Nile thirst--the Stevens who was responsible for "With Kitchener to Kartoun," and who passed out at the siege of Ladysmith.