He wandered about in Turin for some time, and at last established himself as footman to a Madame de Vercellis.
But when on Sunday after church the footman announced in the drawing room that Count Rostov had called, the princess showed no confusion, only a slight blush suffused her cheeks and her eyes lit up with a new and radiant light.
The footman sprang onto the box of the moving coach which jolted as it passed out of the yard onto the uneven roadway; the other vehicles jolted in their turn, and the procession of carriages moved up the street.
While a footman was lighting a candle, Toll communicated the substance of the news.
A footman came in to summon Boris--the princess was going.
There an old footman and two young ones were playing cards.
A footman moved the chair for her.
As Natasha, at her mother's side, passed through the crowd behind a liveried footman who cleared the way for them, she heard a young man speaking about her in too loud a whisper.
And with a glance round, she smiled at Tikhon, at her husband, and at the footman who accompanied them.
The footman having greeted him, knowing his habits and his acquaintances, told him there was a place left for him in the small dining room and that Prince Michael Zakharych was in the library, but Paul Timofeevich had not yet arrived.