The lay brother leaned on his besom and drew a long sigh that seemed to come from the depths of his chest.
He pushed the lay brother aside and made straight for the Superior's room.
The lay brother saw that the lock was fast, and went back to his niche, for he was too sleepy to talk with comfort.
He could see at once that he was a lay brother of the Order.
Its occupants were drowned, and our lay brother, not knowing how to swim, went to the bottom.
But it was a different matter with the lay brother who accompanied him.
The commissioners turned her out, in that lay brother's costume in which she had gained admittance to the monastery.
But beside Abbot Hans stood the lay brother who had accompanied him.
He sent both monks back to their work, and although he was an old and fragile man, he took with him only the lay brother.
The lay brother Ignatius came to him as a friend and as a physician.