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So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
For several weeks the tall dark girl and the doctor were together almost every day.
From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
Morning had hardly dawned when the Fairy awoke the Prince, and giving him the glass axe again she told him to cut up all the wood he had felled the day before, and to put it in bundles ready for firewood; at the same time she warned him once more against approaching or speaking a word to the black girl if he met her in the wood.
The Sheik was stooping to reach for the girl when The Killer dropped to the ground at his side.
The slight these young ladies mean to put upon her is all the more unkind," said another young girl, "because yesterday, Mademoiselle Ginevra was very sad.
So she made the sister go and sit by the well and spin, and the girl pricked her finger and thrust her hand into a thorn-bush, so that she might drop some blood on to the spindle; then she threw it into the well, and jumped in herself.
The poor girl caught the faint glint of steel through her tears, and it sobered her anguish.
THE FLOWER GIRL [disappointed, but thinking three halfpence better than nothing] Thank you, sir.
The girl listened quite seriously, for she had not known before how desperately poor they were.
Moreover, the City glitters with beautiful gems, which might far better be used for rings, bracelets and necklaces; and there is enough money in the King's treasury to buy every girl in our Army a dozen new gowns.
Well," said the Scarecrow, "I met a charming girl on the road and wanted to see more of her, so I hurried back.
For another fear-filled hour the girl sat straining her eyes and ears out into the black void beyond her little island of light.
The girl sat at my feet straining her eyes toward the deck of the oncoming boat.
I'll give you until noon, Daddy," said the girl in a voice which carried a more strongly defined tone of authority than her father's soft drawl, "and then I shall come into that room, if I have to use an axe, and bring you out--do you understand?