Old Elie descended the staircase to go in search of the vervelle family.
vervelle, ver-vel′, n. the loop that secured the camail in medieval armour.
"You shouldn't give away your pictures in that way; they are money," said old vervelle.
During this first sitting the vervelle family became almost intimate with the worthy artist.
vervelle's friends now heard of nothing but the celebrated painter Fougeres.