mamma," answered Violet, looking seriously into her mother's face, and apparently surprised that she should need any further explanation, "I have told you truly who she is.
Darling used to boast to Wendy that her mother not only loved him but respected him.
Darling was married in white, and at first she kept the books perfectly, almost gleefully, as if it were a game, not so much as a Brussels sprout was missing; but by and by whole cauliflowers dropped out, and instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces.
Darling was frightfully proud of her, but he was very honourable, and he sat on the edge of Mrs.
Darling knew it, yet he sometimes wondered uneasily whether the neighbours talked.
Darling would assure him, and then she would sign to the children to be specially nice to father.
Roxy had no home now; so she resolved to go around and say good-by to her friends and then clear out and see the world--that is to say, she would go chambermaiding on a steamboat, the darling
ambition of her race and sex.
Get thee gone, my pretty pet, my darling, my precious one, my treasure; and if any ask thy name, it is Feathertop.
She watched him until out of sight, and threw a witch benediction after her darling, when a turn of the road snatched him from her view.
Did yonder sniffling hypocrite thrust my darling from his door?
Tis an innocent and useful vocation, and will suit my darling well; and, if each of his human brethren had as fit a one, 't would be the better for mankind; and as for this pipe of tobacco, I need it more than he.
But Cecily was such a darling
that we did not mind her lack of a sense of humour.
He wound his arm round her, and gently drew her head back on his bosom " Other girls have done it, darling
," he pleaded, "why shouldn't you?
Dolly, darling, he has spoken to me, but I want to hear it from you: tell me about it.
But, Dolly, darling, I fully realize your sufferings, only there is one thing I don't know; I don't know.