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She was not elegantly dressed, but a noble-looking woman, and the girls thought the gray cloak and unfashionable bonnet covered the most splendid mother in the world.
The Bohemian and Scandinavian girls could not get positions as teachers, because they had had no opportunity to learn the language.
You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying.
She appeared to rule the first group of girls, who were the daughters of bankers, notaries, and merchants, --all rich, but aware of the imperceptible though cutting slights which another group belonging to the aristocracy put upon them.
At the sight, and driven mad with fear of the gathering darkness, and of the unholy shadow which, as they believed, was swallowing the moon, the companies of girls broke up in wild confusion, and ran screeching for the gateways.
The girl listened quite seriously, for she had not known before how desperately poor they were.
Some of the girls screamed and ran back, but General Jinjur bravely stood her ground and said, reproachfully:
The contrast in the characters of the two girls showed itself, even in such a trifle as the preparations for supper.
A young man in light overcoat and derby hat received a glance shot keenly from the eyes of the girl.
As she entered the Shaws' parlor an hour or two later, an appalling array of well-dressed girls appeared, each provided with a dainty reticule, basket, or bag, and each tongue going a good deal faster than the needle, while the white fingers stitched sleeves in upside down, put flannel jackets together hind part before, or gobbled button-holes with the best intentions in life.
And strolling girls will look at strolling boys who look.
The Golden Girl," I answered simply, turning my head, and looking half sideways and half upwards; and behold
He did not know how long he had slept when a sudden sound awoke him, and opening his eyes he saw a black girl standing beside him.
He saw the ridiculous doll drop from its owner's arms to lie sprawled and pathetic beside the quivering body of the little girl.
Now it chanced one day that some blood fell on to the spindle, and as the girl stopped over the well to wash it off, the spindle suddenly sprang out of her hand and fell into the well.