Driving was out of the question, because one of the horses was restive, and bolted in the shafts.
To the carriage, instead of the restive Raven, they had harnessed, thanks to the representations of Marya Philimonovna, the bailiff’s horse, Brownie, and Darya Alexandrovna, delayed by anxiety over her own attire, came out and got in, dressed in a white muslin gown.
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Employees became restive as management grew increasingly more demanding.
She grew restive during the discussion and finally began to collect her things to leave.