Didn't she say before they had sat down five minutes that Barbara's mother was exactly the sort of lady she expected, and didn't Barbara's mother say that Kit's mother was the very picture of what she had expected, and didn't Kit's mother compliment Barbara's mother on Barbara, and didn't Barbara's mother compliment Kit's mother on Kit, and wasn't Barbara herself quite fascinated with little Jacob, and did ever a child show off when he was wanted, as that child did, or make such friends as he made!
But then, you know, it's such a pleasure,' said Barbara's mother,
had a sure foreboding at the second glance, that it was Miss Betsey.
You tell me I don't understand your mother
," I said, gently.
Just so had her mother
been an amazement to her generation--her mother
, the toy-like creature, the smallest and tha youngest of the strapping pioneer brood, who nevertheless had mothered
If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother
tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue.
I will take care that your mother
doesn't beat you.
They were alone together in the chapel, to which her mother
did not object when its purpose was explained to her.
," said Seth, "thee mustna think me unkind, but I should be going against my conscience if I took upon me to say what Dinah's feelings are.
Natasha put one knee on the armchair, stooped over her mother
, embraced her, and with unexpected strength raised her, turned her face toward herself, and clung to her.
lay in bed with the christening robe beside her, and I peeped in many times at the door and then went to the stair and sat on it and sobbed.
The week before, Kitty had told her mother
of a conversation she had with Vronsky during a mazurka.
No ditty floated into Blackmoor Vale from the outer world but Tess's mother
caught up its notation in a week.
, however, loved the ugly and lazy one best, because she was her own daughter, and so the other, who was only her stepdaughter, was made to do all the work of the house, and was quite the Cinderella of the family.
shook her fuzzy head at them and appalled them with curses.