1 When they emerged from the cottage Robert bade Edna good-night.
2 The little cottage was close and stuffy after leaving the outer air.
3 The main building was called "the house," to distinguish it from the cottages.
4 He turned and hurried away to one of the far cottages, where Mademoiselle Reisz was shuffling away.
5 Farther down, before one of the cottages, a lady in black was walking demurely up and down, telling her beads.
6 He went himself to the kitchen, which was a building apart from the cottages and lying to the rear of the house.
7 He walked down the gallery and across the narrow "bridges" which connected the Lebrun cottages one with the other.
8 It was a large, double cottage, with a broad front veranda, whose round, fluted columns supported the sloping roof.
9 He stopped before the door of his own cottage, which was the fourth one from the main building and next to the last.
10 Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful.
11 She was dragging a chair in and out of her room, and at intervals objecting to the crying of a baby, which a nurse in the adjoining cottage was endeavoring to put to sleep.
12 When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
13 Now, flanked by its dozen or more cottages, which were always filled with exclusive visitors from the "Quartier Francais," it enabled Madame Lebrun to maintain the easy and comfortable existence which appeared to be her birthright.