But no, their bells were not ringing
for him--their Christmas was not meant for him, they were simply not counting him at all.
My father had often hinted that she seldom conducted herself like any ordinary Christian; and now, instead of ringing
the bell, she came and looked in at that identical window, pressing the end of her nose against the glass to that extent, that my poor dear mother used to say it became perfectly flat and white in a moment.
The air had been merry with the ringing
of church-bells very early this morning, and every one had made haste to get through the needful work before twelve, when it would be time to think of getting ready to go to the Chase.
I flounced out of bed more asleep than awake; in another minute I should have been past ringing