Mother and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from human society; and in the nature of the child seemed to be perpetuated those unquiet elements that had distracted Hester Prynne before Pearl's birth, but had since begun to be soothed away by the softening influences of maternity.
The singularity lay in the hostile feelings with which the child regarded all these offsprings of her own heart and mind.
I had called to him to stop, when I saw the figure of the child pause on its airy course.
The child looked back at me with its radiant smile, and pointed eastward down the river toward the distant sea.
Though much altered by age, I fancied I could recognize in his spare and slender form something of that delicate mould which I had noticed in a child.
The door being opened, the child addressed him as grandfather, and told him the little story of our companionship.
I will save my child or you twain will perish with it.
A day may come when this child who has not seen the light rules as king in Zululand, and then in reward you shall be the greatest of the people, the king's voice, whisperer in the king's ear.
Once, in the course of their play, the strange child placed herself between Violet and Peony, and taking a hand of each, skipped merrily forward, and they along with her.
But--and this looked strange--they flew at once to the white-robed child, fluttered eagerly about her head, alighted on her shoulders, and seemed to claim her as an old acquaintance.
I knew there was no marrying without entirely concealing that I had had a child
, for he would soon have discovered by the age of it that it was born, nay, and gotten too, since my parley with him, and that would have destroyed all the affair.
They devoured my little daughter, my child
, my only child
She was too weak to resist his wish, and she gave the child
Darya Alexandrovna shuddered at the mere recollection of the pain from sore breasts which she had suffered with almost every child
Though a child
, she was a beautiful reader;--a fine musical ear, a quick poetic fancy, and an instinctive sympathy with what's grand and noble, made her such a reader of the Bible as Tom had never before heard.