1 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.
2 Nothing, sir," replied the waiter, bowing, "except that last night there arrived a military lieutenant.
3 Every conceivable subject was discussed, including politics and military affairs; and in this connection guests voiced jejune opinions for the expression of which they would, at any other time, have soundly spanked their offspring.
4 In particular was a military staff-captain working body and soul and arms and legs to compass such a series of steps as were never before performed, even in a dream.
5 At all events, for a moment or two our Chichikov felt that he was a young man again, if not exactly a military officer.
6 With that went the easy bow of a military man and the agile backward movement of an india-rubber ball.
7 Chichikov sprang up with the alacrity of a military man, offered her his arm, and escorted her, as on parade, to the dining-room, where awaiting them there was the soup-toureen.
8 Meanwhile, Samosvitov's feats in the military sphere were being rivalled by the wonders worked by Chichikov's lawyer in the civilian field of action.
9 Heartily glad to make your acquaintance,' said Vassily Ivanovitch, 'but you mustn't expect great things; everything here in my house is done in a plain way, on a military footing.
10 'Welcome once again,' said Vassily Ivanovitch, raising his hand in a military salute to the greasy skull-cap which covered his head.
11 Draw up in military line, strictly in military line.
12 The young man had not yet entered either the military or civil service, as he had only just returned from abroad where he had been educated, and this was his first appearance in society.
13 Just as Prince Andrew was a young man who gave promise of rising high in the military profession, so to an even greater extent Bilibin gave promise of rising in his diplomatic career.
14 Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.
15 Now all these men were replaced by Speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.