On Wednesdays there was always a dinner at the Palazzo Lanfranchi, to which the convives were cordially welcomed.
The convives on this occasion were merely the admiral himself, Greenly, and Atwood.
As a matter of course, the convives had left the table, and alarm was frightening the servants into sobriety.
It was devoured to the rind, after which the convives reclined luxuriously upon a mound of excelsior beside an empty crate.
While the convives were passing through the hall, Mr. Sidney, the physiognomist and expert, seemed disinclined to proceed.
Reuss writes on this passage: "La cuisse n'est point agite, mais simplement preleve sur ce que les convives mangeront."
A mug of foaming hafanaf (so a certain sort of beer is called) was placed by the side of most of the convives.
The uniformity of costume appears to represent uniformity of sentiment and to ensure a sort of harmony amongst the convives.
In the opposite box there are covers for four, but only three convives.
Here is a case in point that was narrated to me by one of the three convives.