The face of the maid that served him had been no heaven for the souls of dead flowers.
Why he neglected to include the way of a maid with a man is not at once apparent.
Miss Briggs, the maid, sir—but she's just ready to go out, sir.
While he was thus raging a knock came to the door, and a maid entered.
He made hasty excuses and went out on the heels of the maid.