The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
Aside from his solemn expression, there was nothing in the way he acted with the children that might indicate anything was wrong between them.
His attention was on some children playing in the park across the street, so he didn't immediately see her.
She had always wanted children, although this wasn't the way she had intended to start a family.
The smallest state has lots of small people; delightful children everywhere, but alas, now there is one less.
Some of the children were pleased, and some were not.
Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women.
In fact, your children, their children, and their children forever could live off that interest.
Parents whose children are in the military generally aren't the ones hawkishly pushing for war.
We raise children to play with war toys.
The little blind children at the Perkins Institution had sent it and Laura Bridgman had dressed it; but I did not know this until afterward.
What many children think of with dread, as a painful plodding through grammar, hard sums and harder definitions, is to-day one of my most precious memories.
After I had learned a great many interesting things about the life and habits of the children of the sea--how in the midst of dashing waves the little polyps build the beautiful coral isles of the Pacific, and the foraminifera have made the chalk-hills of many a land--my teacher read me "The Chambered Nautilus," and showed me that the shell-building process of the mollusks is symbolical of the development of the mind.
What joy to talk with other children in my own language!
At the foot of the mountain there was a railroad, and the children watched the trains whiz by.
As I lay in my bed that night, I wept as I hope few children have wept.
At first I had only a few books in raised print--"readers" for beginners, a collection of stories for children, and a book about the earth called "Our World."
The sweet companionship of their children meant much to me.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
Then would their children grow stately as noble trees, and their thoughts sweet and pure as wayside flowers.
I find even the smallest child excellent company, and I am glad to say that children usually like me.
A ruddy and lusty old dame, who delights in all weathers and seasons, and is likely to outlive all her children yet.
"Health and happiness to her whose name day we are keeping and to her children," she said, in her loud, full-toned voice which drowned all others.
After them other couples followed, filling the whole dining hall, and last of all the children, tutors, and governesses followed singly.
Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.
The band again struck up, the count and countess kissed, and the guests, leaving their seats, went up to "congratulate" the countess, and reached across the table to clink glasses with the count, with the children, and with one another.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
At that moment an immense number of things passed dimly through both their minds, and they realized that they were both children of humanity and were brothers.
That made all their children her aunts and uncles, and their grandchildren her cousins.
Alpatych, his coachman, Ferapontov's wife and children and the house porter were all sitting in the cellar, listening.
Ferapontov's wife and children were also sitting in a cart waiting till it was possible to drive out.
As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
They plunder other people's houses, issue false paper money, and worst of all they kill my children and my father, and then talk of rules of war and magnanimity to foes!
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
Owing to the present state of things Sophia Danilovna has gone to the Torzhok estate with the children, your excellency.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
Father, he says, 'All my children are the same to me: it hurts the same whichever finger gets bitten.
And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
They are like children from whom one can't get any sensible account of what has happened because they all want to show how well they can fight.