It was half-past twelve, and a faint rattle of knives and forks from the salle-a-manger told her that dejeuner was ready.
The salle-a-manger stood at the end of a broad avenue of palms not far from the villa.
It seems that Madame now wants something done to the salle-a-manger, and asked old Gerard—my late master, you know—to send me.
The salle-a-manger was large and shady, and was filled with small tables, at only three of which were people sitting.
The priest did not come to dinner that night, but Androvsky was already at his table when Domini came into the salle-a-manger.