All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
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.
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.
He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
But they had no handkerchiefs, either.
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 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.
Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days.
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.
Each stick was carefully mortised or tenoned by its stump, for I had borrowed other tools by this time.
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.
Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
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.
He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.
People have always had the drive and the ability to build, create, discover, and explore.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
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.
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.
Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
Standing before the mirror, as I had seen others do, I anointed mine head with oil and covered my face thickly with powder.
I knew my own mind well enough and always had my own way, even if I had to fight tooth and nail for it.
I too had woven a kind of basket of a delicate texture, but I had not made it worth any one's while to buy them.
She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
Pierre went up to the circle that had formed round the speaker and listened.
But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
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.
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.
As became known later, he had scarcely begun to address the merchants before tears gushed from his eyes and he concluded in a trembling voice.
Old Rostov could not tell his wife of what had passed without tears, and at once consented to Petya's request and went himself to enter his name.
The assembled nobles all took off their uniforms and settled down again in their homes and clubs, and not without some groans gave orders to their stewards about the enrollment, feeling amazed themselves at what they had done.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.