So could he have been with a padrone had fate made his situation in life a different one.
He guessed that a glance from their "padrone" had advised them not to wake.
The padrone remained aft at the helm, offering every politeness to our two young gentlemen, who only wished to be left alone.
Have you never noticed in Ruffo a likeness to—to your padrone?
"Go about your work," said Parker, clutching his arm a moment as the padrone hastened past.
How can a fisher-boy, a nothing from Mergellina, look like my padrone?
"Pardon, padrone," said Ludovico, producing a small sum of money.
“The padrone says you will want some more water,” he said smilingly.
The padrone made no remark, but, wrapping his black cloak close about him, stood up to look.
And the padrone was too much a man of his world to ask any more questions.