She had the most expressive face he had ever seen.
He parked the truck in front of the house and headed down the hill.
This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
And yet, didn't clinical words like selective reduction and gestational carrier mask the facts?
Even now they waited for news that the eggs that had been taken from her body had been artificially fertilized.
She smiled to herself - and not always because he rubbed her the wrong way.
They even agreed to take care of the animals while Alex and Carmen took their first vacation.
As it came to a stop the conductor called out in a loud voice.
The horse did not stir.
The boy flicked the big, boney horse with his whip and looked thoughtful.
The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.
There was no heat in the colored suns, however, and after they had passed below them the top of the buggy shut out many of the piercing rays so that the boy and girl could open their eyes again.
"Look out!" cried Dorothy, who noticed that the beautiful man did not look where he was going; "be careful, or you'll fall off!"
But I wish we could find a way to get to the ground.
"Cheep! cheep! cheep!" came from the wet grass.
"What is the matter here?" asked the first lawyer, whose name was Speed.
"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin.
The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest.
But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped.
He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen.
But all along, they believed they would ultimately prevail—and not just win the war, but also do something epic that would change the course of history for all time.
The Regular Worker who Risks it All and Strikes it Rich.
The Person who Dreams Bigger than Anyone Else and Makes it Happen.
The Garage Tinkerer who Invents The Next Big Thing.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
Everywhere you turned, people were speculating about, or building models of, the "House of Tomorrow," the "Car of Tomorrow," or the "Workplace of Tomorrow."
At expositions and fairs around the globe, exhibits forecast a coming day when everything would be faster, cheaper, cleaner, easier, and just altogether more wonderful.
Besides, many of the joys and sorrows of childhood have lost their poignancy; and many incidents of vital importance in my early education have been forgotten in the excitement of great discoveries.
The family on my father's side is descended from Caspar Keller, a native of Switzerland, who settled in Maryland.
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.
I lived, up to the time of the illness that deprived me of my sight and hearing, in a tiny house consisting of a large square room and a small one, in which the servant slept.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
Such a house my father built after the Civil War, and when he married my mother they went to live in it.
From the garden it looked like an arbour.
Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience.
As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them.
I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.
Who made them serfs of the soil?
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are unable to pay for all the dinners which you have actually eaten, or for the coats and shoes which are fast wearing or are already worn out, and have come to this page to spend borrowed or stolen time, robbing your creditors of an hour.
I sometimes wonder that we can be so frivolous, I may almost say, as to attend to the gross but somewhat foreign form of servitude called Negro Slavery, there are so many keen and subtle masters that enslave both North and South.
She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only by the elite.
If you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10--Annette Scherer.
"Heavens! what a virulent attack!" replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception.
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.
Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
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.
In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out: