Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
Would she ever outgrow the things mama had taught her?
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
He was still pale and frightened, for this dreadful adventure had upset him and made him nervous and worried.
But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
I thought today's fete had been canceled.
He had seen them asleep thus.
He was not a very large man, but was well formed and had a beautiful face--calm and serene as the face of a fine portrait.
But they had no handkerchiefs, either.
I've had enough of the Mangaboos.
He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
Alex had provided the money to remodel the home, but insisted that it stay in her name only.
When he had finished, he bowed, and waited, hoping that he would be rewarded.
Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days.
Thus knowledge was fragile; it was difficult to preserve over time because it had to be passed from person to person in an unbroken chain.
But in the excitement of carrying me to church my father lost the name on the way, very naturally, since it was one in which he had declined to have a part.
They had walked a mile or two towards home, when they came to the edge of a narrow and deep ravine.
Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.
Each stick was carefully mortised or tenoned by its stump, for I had borrowed other tools by this time.
This was a decision she had already made once - but not really.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
People have always had the drive and the ability to build, create, discover, and explore.
That was the only way you could know something—and when the "Knower" died, the knowledge was gone, unless it had been shared with (and memorized by) someone else.
I determined to go into business at once, and not wait to acquire the usual capital, using such slender means as I had already got.
I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still, and threw them out the window in disgust.
He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.
He said nothing to them, but wondered where they had heard the strange word "becos," and what was its meaning.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
Pierre went up to the circle that had formed round the speaker and listened.
Only Count Rostov was pleased with them as he had been pleased with those of the naval officer, the senator, and in general with whatever speech he had last heard.
But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
The most vigorous attack came from an old acquaintance, a boston player who had always been well disposed toward him, Stepan Stepanovich Adraksin.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
After all the preceding noise the sound of their old voices saying one after another, "I agree," or for variety, "I too am of that opinion," and so on had even a mournful effect.
Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.