Well, I amuse myself frequently by noticing these things, and I have observed that he invariably carries it in his hand, and reads it twice before sending it.
But pray, sir, are there not enough people on board to amuse you without the need of exercising your powers on me.
It would amuse the thoughtful and intelligent, but from a business point of view that portion of the public are never worth considering.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
Then Dorothy wound up Tik-tok and he danced a jig to amusethe company, after which the Yellow Hen related some of her adventures with the Nome King in the Land of Ev.
He shall amuse us with his tricks tomorrow," said the Princess.
The chips, Koukou," demanded the Hetman, "We are not here to amuse ourselves.
Nevertheless, you must allow me to listen to your conversation: I shall hope to find something in it to amuse me.
Amuse yourself with them, if you like, while I talk to your friend.
That is but too true," cried Louis XV; "and I felt much annoyed at the time, that he preferred going to amuse himself at the house of M.
He begs my permission to exhibit his experiment before me; and if it would amuse you, we will have the exhibition to-morrow.
These preliminaries over, the maréchale came to the king to make the request to which he had now become accustomed, but which did not the less amuse him.
You think because you mean honorably by Magsie Clay, and amuse yourself by being generous to her, that Magsie means honorably by you.
They were much in demand to fill in bridge tables, to serve on club directorates, to amuse week-end parties, to be present at house weddings, and to remain with the family for the first blank day or two after the bride and groom were gone.
One day, when playing with his nephew, afterwards George the Third, a child, the Duke drew a sword to amuse him.
When resident in college, he would frequently amuse himself by sending to his friends scraps of Greek of a like character, for solution.
This reminds me of an anecdote that used to amusethe under-grads in my day at Cambridge.
But to gratify and amuse others was ever the source of the greatest satisfaction to him.
Instead of blaming me, the whole affair seemed greatly to amuse the hearty old man.
The idea seemed greatly to amuse him and my cousin--they laughed in my face, and dared me to make the experiment.
Yes, sir, she's well; and we don't amuse ourselves at all.
If you would go into the ante-room for five minutes--you will find books on the table, and can amuse yourself in feeding my sparrows.
The princess instantly retired to the room she occupied on her previous visits, and the distinguished gentlemen will amuse themselves by shooting at a target, as they're too tired to follow the hunt.
I hope to show you that the fewer ducal pretensions people make, the more royally they can amuse themselves.
Yet why should not a great man amusehimself by taking an affectionate interest in a little man?
So I must introduce subjects thatamuse the gentlemen, even though they may be terribly out of taste.
No one in the castle noticed anything unusual, the supper was a little more quiet, and there was no card playing afterwards, which greatly vexed the chevalier, who does not know how to amuse himself without it.
By attaching a string to them, and whirling them, or letting the infant do so, it is surprising how long the child will amuse itself with these balls, and what pleasure colors alone give, especially when combined with motion.
My fresh Americanism, and watchful observation of English characteristics, appeared either to interest or amuse him, or perhaps both.
Please, may I come and sit with him, and tell him funny stories, and amuse him; and may I see Susie?
They might amuse themselves: he had other fish to fry; he could not accompany any of them that afternoon.
Janet was more silent, could not amuse her father and make him laugh, and he was not fond of her.
But this house-spider, which glided with so much ease after its flies, through webs so numerous and mazy, had yet to amuse Madame di Negra with assurances that the fugitives sought for would sooner or later be discovered.
But Riccabocca had no time nor inclination now to amusehimself with enlightening that tumult of conjecture which the books created.
Talking to myself in this way when reflections crowded upon me, and by seizing every opportunity to amuse myself at the expense of the guards, I got the camel's back in pretty fair shape again, and resigned myself to the inevitable.