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Well, they can eat beef and bread and butter, if they are hungry, only it's mortifying to have to spend your whole morning for nothing," thought Jo, as she rang the bell half an hour later than usual, and stood, hot, tired, and dispirited, surveying the feast spread before Laurie, accustomed to all sorts of elegance, and Miss Crocker, whose tattling tongue would report them far and wide.
One day a woman, who had not been in the shop before, came to ask for bread, like the rest.
When this was done he stretched out his hand eagerly for the piece of bread, but his brothers gave him such a tiny scrap that the starving youth finished it in a moment and besought them for a second bit.
This share of bread and cheese I am giving you," answered Sancho; "and God knows whether I shall feel the want of it myself or not; for I would have you know, friend, that we squires to knights-errant have to bear a great deal of hunger and hard fortune, and even other things more easily felt than told.
Then the servant brought him his portion, and gave him bread from the bread-basket.
Adrienne had now the means of purchasing food, but, ignorant how much might be demanded on behalf of the approaching ceremony, she religiously adhered to the use of dry bread.
A few morsels of bread, with a fathom or two of white cotton cloth, and several pounds of choice pigtail, composed the extent of my possessions.
Bread looked up the staircase and then down and then she looked at the undusted nymph, as if she possibly had sentient ears.
Hansel and Gretel sat by the fire, and when noon came, each ate a little piece of bread, and as they heard the strokes of the wood-axe they believed that their father was near.
Frequently the husband would take his bread and meat in his hand and start for the field, eating as he walked.
Men, women and children were all made of buns and bread.
The little boy brought the stool and sat beside his uncle, munching the dry bread slowly and seeming in deep thought.
At first he accepted much of what people brought him--tea, sugar, white bread, milk, clothing, and fire-wood.
But that's not a punishment to me; I eat only bread, and the worse the bread is to your taste, the better it is to mine.
Only mind this, I'd rather you learned how to make good bread than the best pies ever baked.