The hats of the men were blue; the little woman's hat was white, and she wore a white gown that hung in pleats from her shoulders.
What could the little woman possibly mean by calling her a sorceress, and saying she had killed the Wicked Witch of the East?
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.
The little woman had been passing a long time with her sick mother in New York, and had left her home in St.
There was one little weazen, dried-apple-faced old woman, who took occasion to doubt the constancy of husbands in such circumstances of bereavement; and there was another lady (with a lap-dog) old enough to moralize on the lightness of human affections, and yet not so old that she could help nursing the baby, now and then, or laughing with the rest, when the little woman called it by its father's name, and asked it all manner of fantastic questions concerning him in the joy of her heart.
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.
Louis, and here was the wharf, and those were the steps: and the little woman covering her face with her hands, and laughing (or seeming to laugh) more than ever, ran into her own cabin, and shut herself up.
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.
said the little woman, laying the tips of the fingers of her two little hands against each other, that would be generous indeed, that would be a special gallantry!
At last Becky's kindness and attention to the chief of her husband's family were destined to meet with an exceeding great reward, a reward which, though certainly somewhat unsubstantial, the little woman coveted with greater eagerness than more positive benefits.
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.
Perhaps the little woman thought she might play the part of a Maintenon or a Pompadour.