But the little woman evidently expected her to answer; so Dorothy said, with hesitation, "You are very kind, but there must be some mistake.
"There is nothing to be done," said the little woman calmly.
Well, to be sure, there never was a little woman so full of hope, and tenderness, and love, and anxiety, as this little woman was: and all day long she wondered whether 'He' would be at the wharf; and whether 'He' had got her letter; and whether, if she sent the baby ashore by somebody else, 'He' would know it, meeting it in the street: which, seeing that he had never set eyes upon it in his life, was not very likely in the abstract, but was probable enough, to the young mother.
It was something of a blow to the little woman, that when we were within twenty miles of our destination, it became clearly necessary to put this baby to bed.
On hearing these words, the good little woman immediately said:
When they arrived home, the little woman made Pinocchio sit down at a small table and placed before him the bread, the cauliflower, and the cake.
For example, then, said the little woman, what species of gift did Monsieur desire?
Most willingly, said the little woman. Flattered and enchanted to show him many.
She is a foolish, good-natured little woman, who thinks herself clever because her husband has permitted her to travel a good deal, and has evidently been rather fascinated by the latitudinarianism of continental society.
"I'm not a moralist, but she's a decent little woman. Don't ruin her life for the sake of a little diversion!"
Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman
Snagsby takes the opportunity of slightly turning his head to glance over his shoulder at his little woman and to make apologetic motions with his mouth to this effect: "Tul-king-horn-- rich--in-flu-en-tial!"
Snagsby lifts his hat and returns to his little woman and his tea.
Thus Rawdon knew nothing about the brilliant diamond ear-rings, or the superb brilliant ornament which decorated the fair bosom of his lady; but Lord Steyne, who was in his place at Court, as Lord of the Powder Closet, and one of the great dignitaries and illustrious defences of the throne of England, and came up with all his stars, garters, collars, and cordons, and paid particular attention to the little woman
, knew whence the jewels came and who paid for them.
I don't think I ever met a more conscientious little woman
than little Pauline Deschapelles.