Polly could n't get on with her at first, for Maud did n't seem like a child, and often corrected Polly in her conversation and manners, though little mademoiselle's own were anything but perfect.
She used to beg him not to plague her; but he said he did it for her good; she was too shy, and needed toughening like the other girls.
Fanny considered him a bear, and was ashamed of him; but never tried to polish him up a bit; and Maud and he lived together like a cat and dog who did not belong to a "happy family.
In the night she awakened, with the stillness and the darkness about her, and the recollection of the day came over her like a wave of sorrow.
It's never been easy for me to say things out of my heart, but at times like this it's easier.
She felt something like shame and remorse when she discovered that the sunrises behind the firs and the pale pink buds opening in the garden gave her the old inrush of gladness when she saw them--that Diana's visits were pleasant to her and that Diana's merry words and ways moved her to laughter and smiles--that, in brief, the beautiful world of blossom and love and friendship had lost none of its power to please her fancy and thrill her heart, that life still called to her with many insistent voices.
Bracebridge Hall', though I read it devoutly, and with a full sense that it would be very 'comme il faut' to like
Tha'rt like th' robin," he said to her one morning when he lifted his head and saw her standing by him.
Tha' looked like a young plucked crow when tha' first came into this garden.
She had a lot in a place she was fond of, an' she loved 'em like they was children--or robins.
Wouldn't some of your girls like to run over, and practice on it now and then, just to keep it in tune, you know, ma`am?
The house is empty half the day, so come and drum away as much as you like, and I shall be obliged to you.
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like
a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like
worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
I can't pretend that I shall ever like
him," said the lawyer.
you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like
people in general.