The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
He spoke with an animation and earnestness that gave an exaggerated importance to every syllable he uttered.
XV When Edna entered the dining-room one evening a little late, as was her habit, an unusually animated conversation seemed to be going on.
She had no desire to sleep or to retire; nor did she feel like going over to sit with the Ratignolles, or to join Madame Lebrun and a group whose animated voices reached her as they sat in conversation before the house.
Madame Ratignolle kissed Edna good-night, and went away, being in truth rather desirous of joining in the general and animated conversation which was still in progress concerning Mexico and the Mexicans.
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