Instinct suggested that she wanted to be protected.
On that subject she was adamant.
Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.
She stood and stepped around the tree, gazing down at the old farm.
He couldn't understand why she was so determined to make it on her own when she could simply marry him.
Strolling down to the footbridge, she leaned on the railing.
She returned his smile.
She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
"How is Uncle Henry?" she enquired, after a pause during which the horse continued to trot with long, regular strides.
"Isn't she ripe now?" asked Dorothy.
I'm quite sure she's ripe, and as soon as she comes to life she will be the Ruler, and may treat us better than that heartless Prince intends to.
They knew the kitten, by this time, so they scampered over to where she lay beside Jim and commenced to frisk and play with her.
Eureka was frantic with terror, and tried to scratch and bite, so the next moment she was dropped to the floor.
Dorothy nearly went with them, but she was holding fast to the iron rail of the seat, and that saved her.
The mother sat down in the shade of a tree and began to read in a new book which she had bought the day before.
They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.
She lay hidden among some rocks, and nothing could make her stir.
She growled so loudly that the men and boys outside were frightened.
Then she held up in each hand a beautiful wreath of flowers.
"I have heard that you are the wisest man in the world," she said, "and surely this simple thing ought not to puzzle you."
So she told Benjamin to stay in the house and take care of his baby sister till she came back.
She hires a contract programmer in Russia for $3000 to code it and advertises on Craig's List for a designer who will work for some stock.
She gets web hosting set up for the princely sum of $30 a month.
She researches credit card processors and decides to go with PayPal for now.
She creates premium services on her site that cost just $9.95 a year that include a number of additional features and virtual goods.
A friend of hers who is a florist asks if she can advertise on the site.
Linda thinks about this and decides she wants to keep it ad-free for now.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
I only know that I sat in my mother's lap or clung to her dress as she went about her household duties.
It pleased me to domineer over her, and she generally submitted to my tyranny rather than risk a hand-to-hand encounter.
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
She sometimes started and quivered with excitement, then she became perfectly rigid, as dogs do when they point a bird.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
Throwing a blanket over me, she almost suffocated me, but she put out the fire.
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.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
One large bundle held their all--bed, coffee-mill, looking-glass, hens--all but the cat; she took to the woods and became a wild cat, and, as I learned afterward, trod in a trap set for woodchucks, and so became a dead cat at last.
We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
Not my or thy great-grandfather's, but our great-grandmother Nature's universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.
She was probably the only thoroughly sound-conditioned, healthy, and robust young lady that ever walked the globe, and wherever she came it was spring.
With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception.
She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only by the elite.
To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
The subdued smile which, though it did not suit her faded features, always played round her lips expressed, as in a spoiled child, a continual consciousness of her charming defect, which she neither wished, nor could, nor considered it necessary, to correct.
She is betraying us!
She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions.
She suddenly paused, smiling at her own impetuosity.