His hand was going out to hers
as he said good night.
But the head of the department was called away to the telephone, and in her
mind the splendid promise of the carpets and the irk of the pocket-book were thrust aside by a greater doubt and anxiety.
The little princess lay supported by pillows, with a white cap on her
head (the pains had just left her
Once I ventured gently to chaff her
about this religiosity of hers
But I was the architect of her
fortunes -- the publisher, so to speak, of her
book -- and, if anything, I am underpaid.
On the contrary, when he saw more of Captain Wentworth, saw him repeatedly by daylight, and eyed him well, he was very much struck by his personal claims, and felt that his superiority of appearance might be not unfairly balanced against her
superiority of rank; and all this, assisted by his well-sounding name, enabled Sir Walter at last to prepare his pen, with a very good grace, for the insertion of the marriage in the volume of honour.
Again he struggled for the all-expressive word, and again, his arm in hers
, found only a deep "Come along.
She looked up into his face to see smiling lips above hers
and brave eyes, untouched by terror, drinking deeply of her
Mary put her
hand over his mouth and began to chide him for his awfulness, whereupon he kissed the palm of her
hand and put his head closer to hers
I remember stopping to kick the breath out of him, and then hurrying up-stairs, to my room and hers
Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers
would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her
riper years, the simple and loving heart of her
childhood: and how she would gather about her
other little children, and make THEIR eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her
own child-life, and the happy summer days.
Farebrother in the morning, she had promised to go and dine at the parsonage on her
return from Freshitt.
I have heard no such laugh as hers
save from merry children; the laughter of most of us ages, and wears out with the body, but hers
remained gleeful to the last, as if it were born afresh every morning.
At last he halted in front of the young woman, bringing his face down close to hers
He had a jaded anxious look upon him, and his hand, usually steady, trembled in hers