You have been such good children that I am going to send you to visit my granny, who lives in a dear little hut in the wood.
So the children left the house together; and the little sister, who was very wise for her years, said to the brother:
The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them.
When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.
Let parents choose betimes, the vocations and courses they mean their children
should take; for then they are most flexible; and let them not too much apply themselves to the disposition of their children
, as thinking they will take best to that, which they have most mind to.
At first he had wagged his head and wondered how it was that the children understood what I told them so well, and could not learn from him; and he laughed like anything when I replied that neither he nor I could teach them very much, but that THEY might teach us a good deal.
How he could hate me and tell scandalous stories about me, living among children as he did, is what I cannot understand.
His wife's staying away in the country was very agreeable to Stepan Arkadyevitch from every point of view: it did the children
good, it decreased expenses, and it left him more at liberty.
There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children
comparable with those of thirty years ago.
He said, "Though the law did not positively allow the destroying such base-born children
, yet it held them to be the children
of nobody; that the Church considered them as the children
of nobody; and that at the best, they ought to be brought up to the lowest and vilest offices of the commonwealth.
The young willow-wrens, however, continued to cry and scream, and when their parents again brought food they said: 'We will not so much as touch one fly's leg, no, not if we were dying of hunger, until you have settled whether we are respectable children
or not; the bear has been here and has insulted us
They were for the most part quite insignificant trifles, but did not seem so to the mother or to the father either, now that he read this diary about his children
for the first time.
My, what imaginations these children
dwelt in a city, and had no wider play-place than a little garden before the house, divided by a white fence from the street, and with a pear-tree and two or three plum-trees overshadowing it, and some rose-bushes just in front of the parlor-windows.
Never yet have I found the woman by whom I should like to have children
, unless it be this woman whom I love: for I love thee, O Eternity!