1 Yet two, three, or four versts of the by-road had been covered before they saw the least sign of a two-storied stone mansion.
2 Entering the courtyard, the britchka halted before a moderate-sized mansion.
3 Sobakevitch's country house and estate were of very fair size, and on each side of the mansion were expanses of birch and pine forest in two shades of green.
4 The wooden edifice itself had dark-grey walls and a red-gabled roof, for it was a mansion of the kind which Russia builds for her military settlers and for German colonists.
5 Everything fitted exactly into its right place, and even the draw-well of the mansion was fashioned of the oakwood usually thought suitable only for mills or ships.
6 This functionary conducted Chichikov into the hall, where he was met by the master of the house himself, who requested his guest to enter, and then led him into the inner part of the mansion.
7 No guest, no visitor, could stand on the balcony of the mansion and remain indifferent.
8 Thus the acquaintance came to an abrupt end, and from that time forth no visitor called at the mansion.
9 And as the echoes of the drowsy mansion resounded to the report of the explosion there followed upon the same a wave of perfume, skilfully wafted abroad with a flourish of the eau-de-Cologne-scented handkerchief.
10 Chichikov's servants also found the mansion to their taste, and, like their master, speedily made themselves at home in it.
11 It was late when, tired and dissatisfied, Chichikov regained Kostanzhoglo's mansion.
12 You laugh and say that in such circumstances a hen-house is as good as a mansion.
13 But meanwhile I will not take a hen-house for a mansion.
14 The grandee's well-known mansion on the English Quay glittered with innumerable lights.
15 Near by could be seen the familiar ruins of a half-burned mansion occupied by the French, with lilac bushes still showing dark green beside the fence.