"Don't be croaking, Cousin,--I hate it!" he would say; "don't you see that the child is only growing.
You old hands got so wise, that a child cannot cough, or sneeze, but you see desperation and ruin at hand.
One peculiarity of the child
's deportment remains yet to be told.
looked back at me with its radiant smile, and pointed eastward down the river toward the distant sea.
"But do not stop me now--I may overtake him--I may find my child
A part of this door was of glass unprotected by any shutter, which I did not observe at first, for all was very dark and silent within, and I was anxious (as indeed the child
was also) for an answer to our summons.
A day may come when this child
who has not seen the light rules as king in Zululand, and then in reward you shall be the greatest of the people, the king's voice, whisperer in the king's ear.
"Violet my darling, what is this child
's name?" asked she.
But then came the great and main difficulty, and that was the child
; this, she told me in so many words, must be removed, and that so as that it should never be possible for any one to discover it.
They devoured my little daughter, my child
, my only child
She was too weak to resist his wish, and she gave the child
Darya Alexandrovna shuddered at the mere recollection of the pain from sore breasts which she had suffered with almost every child
. "Then the children's illnesses, that everlasting apprehension; then bringing them up; evil propensities" (she thought of little Masha's crime among the raspberries), "education, Latin--it's all so incomprehensible and difficult.