Instinct suggested that she wanted to be protected.
This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
There would be no selective reduction.
This would be the only attempt they would make.
It had to be the new baby.
I just want it to be healthy.
"I couldn't be here if it wasn't," she said.
We are falling so slowly that we can't be dashed to pieces when we land, and this country that we are coming to seems quite pretty.
It will be about the end of our adventures, I guess.
But not a single person appeared to be in the room.
"And we do not have to be so particular about our dress," remarked the man.
"Does it hurt to be invis'ble?" she asked.
These are Mr. Wizard's pets, just as you are my pet, and it wouldn't be any more proper for you to eat them than it would be for Jim to eat you.
"I cannot think of leaving these little things here to be trampled upon," said the general.
So you must be careful not to spend these foolishly.
Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.
And there was Sirrah standing guard over them and looking all around for help "These must be the lambs that rushed off towards the south," said James Hogg.
When he had finished, he bowed, and waited, hoping that he would be rewarded.
They said, We have a right to be free men, but the king treats us as slaves.
They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.
There are the people who hope the future will be better.
Then there are the people who reason the future will be better.
In this book, I maintain the future will be without ignorance, disease, hunger, poverty, and war, and I support those assertions with history, data, and reason.
And you may even—reasonably, optimistically—think it to be quite likely.
If you happen to live in the United States, as I do, optimism should be coursing through your very veins.
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
But, except for these fleeting memories, if, indeed, they be memories, it all seems very unreal, like a nightmare.
This most naughty prank of mine convinced my parents that I must be taught as soon as possible.
I could not be induced to tell where the key was.
I knew that I had ceased to be my mother's only darling, and the thought filled me with jealousy.
One day something happened which seemed to me to be adding insult to injury.
If my mother happened to be near I crept into her arms, too miserable even to remember the cause of the tempest.
In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
I would fain say something, not so much concerning the Chinese and Sandwich Islanders as you who read these pages, who are said to live in New England; something about your condition, especially your outward condition or circumstances in this world, in this town, what it is, whether it is necessary that it be as bad as it is, whether it cannot be improved as well as not.
I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
I sometimes wonder that we can be so frivolous, I may almost say, as to attend to the gross but somewhat foreign form of servitude called Negro Slavery, there are so many keen and subtle masters that enslave both North and South.
No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields.
If you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10--Annette Scherer.
Set your friend's mind at rest, said he without altering his tone, beneath the politeness and affected sympathy of which indifference and even irony could be discerned.
Can one be well while suffering morally?
Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling? said Anna Pavlovna.
"If they had known that you wished it, the entertainment would have been put off," said the prince, who, like a wound-up clock, by force of habit said things he did not even wish to be believed.
"I shall be delighted to meet them," said the prince.
If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with, said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.