Alex had provided the money to remodel the home, but insisted that it stay in her name only.
Would she ever outgrow the things mama had taught her?
This was a decision she had already made once - but not really.
Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
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.
He was still pale and frightened, for this dreadful adventure had upset him and made him nervous and worried.
But they had no handkerchiefs, either.
But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
When the Wizard awoke the six colored suns were shining down upon the Land of the Mangaboos just as they had done ever since his arrival.
I've had enough of the Mangaboos.
He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
They had walked a mile or two towards home, when they came to the edge of a narrow and deep ravine.
When he had finished, he bowed, and waited, hoping that he would be rewarded.
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.
Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
If you had been born in 1170 in Paris, you would have turned twenty in 1190.
Had you been around then, would you have seen the inscrutable lines of cause and effect that connected the new technology Gutenberg pioneered and an unknown monk named Martin Luther?
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.
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.
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?"
Even if we all had a robot that went with us everywhere and answered every question anyone put to us, there would still be ignorance in the world.
One of my Swiss ancestors was the first teacher of the deaf in Zurich and wrote a book on the subject of their education--rather a singular coincidence; though it is true that there is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
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.
When the minister asked him for it, he just remembered that it had been decided to call me after my grandmother, and he gave her name as Helen Adams.
My mother had just taken me out of the bath-tub and was holding me in her lap, when I was suddenly attracted by the flickering shadows of leaves that danced in the sunlight on the smooth floor.
Standing before the mirror, as I had seen others do, I anointed mine head with oil and covered my face thickly with powder.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
I knew my own mind well enough and always had my own way, even if I had to fight tooth and nail for it.
If it had concerned either of the political parties, depend upon it, it would have appeared in the Gazette with the earliest intelligence.
He had not discovered that it was necessary for him to make it worth the other's while to buy them, or at least make him think that it was so, or to make something else which it would be worth his while to buy.
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.
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.
He had seen them asleep thus.
As I understand it, that was a valid objection urged by Momus against the house which Minerva made, that she "had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided"; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves.
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.
Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days.
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 spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court.
I thought today's fete had been canceled.
"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.
She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
But, with the womanly and courtierlike quickness and tact habitual to her, Anna Pavlovna wished both to rebuke him (for daring to speak as he had done of a man recommended to the Empress) and at the same time to console him, so she said: