The whistle was answered, and a maidservant ran out.
On the 3rd of May Bothwell's divorce from his wife was decreed by the civil court, on the ground of his adultery with a maidservant, and on the 7th by the Roman Catholic court on the ground of consanguinity.
You are not her master but her husband; you have gained not a maidservant but a wife.
Then she saw the African maidservant Hermina, the same Hermina with whom she had been locked into low level combat for many years.
From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.