In connection with this lesson she learned the names of the members of the family and the word IS.
The Keller homestead, where the family lived, was a few steps from our little rose-bower.
Besides the chickens, we have several other additions to the family--two calves, a colt, and a penful of funny little pigs.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
The babies were healthy and by mid-August, they would have two new family members.
My daughter, the family gardener, only plants heirloom produce from non-hybrid seeds.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
Next to his family he loved his dogs and gun.
Every one in the family prepared surprises for me, but what pleased me most, Miss Sullivan and I prepared surprises for everybody else.
Next morning it was I who waked the whole family with my first "Merry Christmas!"
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
At six I passed him and his family on the road.
If he and his family would live simply, they might all go a-huckleberrying in the summer for their amusement.
Death, wounds, the loss of family--I fear nothing.
As a result he could not go to the country with the rest of the family, but was kept all summer in Moscow by his new duties.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
Pierre again went up onto the knoll where he had spent over an hour, and of that family circle which had received him as a member he did not find a single one.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
At dinner it was read to the assembled family, who were surprised that I could write so well.
This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory."
She is rich and of good family and that's all I want.
"And then of course my family has also to be considered," Prince Vasili went on, testily pushing away a little table without looking at her.
I think he will not be out of place in a family consultation; is it not so, Prince?
"Countess, I have done w'ong," Denisov went on in an unsteady voice, "but believe me, I so adore your daughter and all your family that I would give my life twice over..."
That charm was not expressed so much in his relations with him as with all his family and with the household.
On one of his foraging expeditions, in a deserted and ruined village to which he had come in search of provisions, Rostov found a family consisting of an old Pole and his daughter with an infant in arms.
Talking of my family affairs he said to me, the chief duty of a true Mason, as I have told you, lies in perfecting himself.
Alpatych, having sent his family away, was alone at Bald Hills and was sitting indoors reading the Lives of the Saints.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
The men soon accepted Pierre into their family, adopted him, gave him a nickname ("our gentleman"), and made kindly fun of him among themselves.
Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
By the by, Count," he added suddenly, addressing Pierre with a smile, "we heard that you have family troubles and that the countess, your wife..."
During the three days preceding the occupation of Moscow the whole Rostov family was absorbed in various activities.