1 I am busy, I need not tell you, arranging things and housekeeping.
2 Whilst we were busy chafing her limbs there was a knock at the hall door.
3 We went thoroughly into the business of the purchase of the estate at Purfleet.
4 Dr. Seward was out on business, and had taken Jonathan with him, so I had to see them.
5 However, there was business to be done, and I could allow nothing to interfere with it.
6 The doctors were quite right to insist on her being kept out of this dreadful business.
7 I told the messenger to say that I would attend to his wishes in the morning; I was busy just at the moment.
8 Jonathan and Mr. Hawkins are busy all day; for, now that Jonathan is a partner, Mr. Hawkins wants to tell him all about the clients.
9 For a man who was never in the country, and who did not evidently do much in the way of business, his knowledge and acumen were wonderful.
10 He was already well ahead with his fly business; and he had just started in the spider line also; so he had not been of any trouble to me.
11 Last evening when the Count came from his room he began by asking me questions on legal matters and on the doing of certain kinds of business.
12 They all knew that I was busy, and that my stay was short, and Mr. Billington had ready in his office all the papers concerning the consignment of boxes.
13 It seems only yesterday that the last entry was made, and yet how much between then, in Whitby and all the world before me, Jonathan away and no news of him; and now, married to Jonathan, Jonathan a solicitor, a partner, rich, master of his business, Mr. Hawkins dead and buried, and Jonathan with another attack that may harm him.
14 Somehow, it was a dread to me that she was in this fearful business at all; but now that her work is done, and that it is due to her energy and brains and foresight that the whole story is put together in such a way that every point tells, she may well feel that her part is finished, and that she can henceforth leave the rest to us.