Her faith in her mother
was a little shaken by the worldly plans attributed to her by Mrs.
It was inexpressibly sad -- then what depth of sorrow to a mother
, who felt in her own heart the cause -- to observe, in one so young, this constant recognition of an adverse world, and so fierce a training of the energies that were to make good her cause in the contest that must ensue.
that reads this, has there never been in your house a drawer, or a closet, the opening of which has been to you like the opening again of a little grave?
lay in bed with the christening robe beside her, and I peeped in many times at the door and then went to the stair and sat on it and sobbed.
At once," Wendy replied resolutely, for the horrible thought had come to her: "Perhaps mother
is in half mourning by this time.
Now this question vexed them, for were he to return to his mother
they should lose his music, so the Queen tilted her nose contemptuously and said, "Pooh, ask for a much bigger wish than that.
represented power; and as he grew older he felt this power in the sharper admonishment of her paw; while the reproving nudge of her nose gave place to the slash of her fangs.
The smile reminded Thorndike of the smile on the face of a mother
in a painting by Murillo he had lately presented to the chapel in the college he had given to his native town.
By agreement, the conversation in Roxy's presence was all about the man's "up-country" farm, and how pleasant a place it was, and how happy the slaves were there; so poor Roxy was entirely deceived; and easily, for she was not dreaming that her own son could be guilty of treason to a mother
who, in voluntarily going into slavery--slavery of any kind, mild or severe, or of any duration, brief or long--was making a sacrifice for him compared with which death would have been a poor and commonplace one.
was sitting by the fire, but poorly in health, and very low in spirits, looking at it through her tears, and desponding heavily about herself and the fatherless little stranger, who was already welcomed by some grosses of prophetic pins, in a drawer upstairs, to a world not at all excited on the subject of his arrival; my mother
, I say, was sitting by the fire, that bright, windy March afternoon, very timid and sad, and very doubtful of ever coming alive out of the trial that was before her, when, lifting her eyes as she dried them, to the window opposite, she saw a strange lady coming up the garden.
One evening, when I was still little, standing as high as a man's elbow only, I went out with my mother
below the cattle kraal to see the cows driven in.
They say cowardice is infectious; but then argument is, on the other hand, a great emboldener; and so when each had said his say, my mother
made them a speech.
The Prince replied, 'I have heard so much of the beauty and kindness of the Dragon's Mother
, and would like to enter her service.
The first was my mother
, years ago before they killed her; the other was Sarkoja, when they dragged her from me today.
All these proofs of an energetic resolution, which Albert did not fear on his own account, alarmed him for his mother