These narratives were frequently the theme of conversation between Luigi and Teresa.
All I can say is, if ever I should get such a chance, the living should be my theme.
And you will probably find your theme ill-chosen.
Do so then, for of all themes which you could choose that will be the most agreeable to her taste.
The recent event formed the theme of conversation throughout all Paris.
He was called count, he was said to possess 50,000 livres per annum; and his father’s immense riches, buried in the quarries of Saravezza, were a constant theme.
He stated his scruples and the difficulties of the case; it was the honor of M. de Morcerf, and that of the whole House, he proposed to defend, by provoking a debate on personal questions, which are always such painful themes of discussion.
Thus the count was halfway turned towards his visitor, having his back towards the window, his elbow resting on the geographical chart which furnished the theme of conversation for the moment,—a conversation which assumed, as in the case of the interviews with Danglars and Morcerf, a turn analogous to the persons, if not to the situation.
"I quite understand why you ask, sir," said Eugenie, making a sign that her father might be seated, "and in fact your two questions suggest fully the theme of our conversation.