But she begged so hard, and Sallie had promised to take good care of her, and a little pleasure seemed so delightful after a winter of irksome work that the mother
yielded, and the daughter went to take her first taste of fashionable life.
If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother
tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother
resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
She'll be comin' over to see you, mother
, an' you can size her up for yourself.
But he was neither fitted by abilities nor disposition to answer the wishes of his mother
and sister, who longed to see him distinguished--as--they hardly knew what.
When he was thirteen and I was half his age the terrible news came, and I have been told the face of my mother
was awful in its calmness as she set off to get between Death and her boy.
You see," Wendy said complacently, "our heroine knew that the mother
would always leave the window open for her children to fly back by; so they stayed away for years and had a lovely time.
It is a very noticeable thing that, in fairy families, the youngest is always chief person, and usually becomes a prince or princess; and children remember this, and think it must be so among humans also, and that is why they are often made uneasy when they come upon their mother
furtively putting new frills on the basinette.
It was on this adventure that he found the young weasel whose mother
he had helped eat, and he saw to it that the young weasel went the way of its mother
He SAID it was to his mother
," suggested the secretary gloomily.
That was reason enough for a mother
to love a child; so she loved him, and told him so.
Miss Trotwood, or Miss Betsey, as my poor mother
always called her, when she sufficiently overcame her dread of this formidable personage to mention her at all (which was seldom), had been married to a husband younger than herself, who was very handsome, except in the sense of the homely adage,'handsome is, that handsome does' - for he was strongly suspected of having beaten Miss Betsey, and even of having once, on a disputed question of supplies, made some hasty but determined arrangements to throw her out of a two pair of stairs' window.