But it was a long time before I ventured to take the initiative, and still longer before I could find something appropriate to say at the right time.
The ship moves independently with its own enormous motion, the boat hook no longer reaches the moving vessel, and suddenly the administrator, instead of appearing a ruler and a source of power, becomes an insignificant, useless, feeble man.
When they reached the Myasnitski Street and could no longer hear the shouts of the mob, the count began to repent.
Half an hour later he was driving with his fast horses across the Sokolniki field, no longer thinking of what had occurred but considering what was to come.
When five weeks later these same men left Moscow, they no longer formed an army.