At this moment the countess perceived Albert, and returned his salutation with a smile.
Madame de Villefort acknowledged the salutation with one of her most gracious smiles.
The agent arose, and having bowed to Lord Wilmore, who returned his salutation with the stiff politeness of the English, he retired.
The count had felt the influence of this happiness from the moment he entered the house, and he remained silent and pensive, forgetting that he was expected to renew the conversation, which had ceased after the first salutations had been exchanged.
The salutation was so well understood that Morrel, with the same expression in his eyes, placed his handkerchief to his mouth; and these two living statues, whose hearts beat so violently under their marble aspect, separated from each other by the whole length of the room, forgot themselves for a moment, or rather forgot the world in their mutual contemplation.
"Sir," said Villefort, after the first salutations were over, "you were sent for by M. Noirtier, whom you see here.
"Well," cried he, with that benevolent politeness which distinguished his salutation from the common civilities of the world, "my cavalier has attained his object.
There are no more uses of "salutation" in the book.