old woman

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senior citizen


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herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America

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'Have you - you'll excuse an old woman's curiosity - have you seen the gentleman?'
Was he portly, bold, outspoken, and hearty?' As she straightened her own figure, and held up her head in adapting her action to her words, the idea crossed Stephen that he had seen this old woman before, and had not quite liked her.
I am again on the same errand," Raskolnikov continued, a little disconcerted and surprised at the old woman's mistrust.
The old woman paused, as though hesitating; then stepped on one side, and pointing to the door of the room, she said, letting her visitor pass in front of her:
"Thank God!" cried the little old woman. "I did not know whether I myself might speak it so that another could understand.
Poor child!" moaned the old woman. "Far better to have died than to have let them bring you here.
"Poor little child!" said the old woman. "How did you get upon the large rapid river, to be driven about so in the wide world!" And then the old woman went into the water, caught hold of the boat with her crooked stick, drew it to the bank, and lifted little Gerda out.
My brother was not clever enough to detect that the old woman had merely refused the two pieces of money he had offered her in order to get more, but he inquired if she could procure him the pleasure of seeing this lady.
As she knelt down, the border of her garment was dipped into the pool; she laid her forehead on the old woman's knees, and the latter drew a cloak about the lady's face, so that she was in darkness.
Way back in the uttermost recesses of his little, childish head he seemed to remember a time when his life and surroundings had been very different; when, instead of this old woman, there had been many people around him, and a sweet faced woman had held him in her arms and kissed him, before he was taken off to bed at night; but he could not be sure, maybe it was only a dream he remembered, for he dreamed many strange and wonderful dreams.
While they were talking, Robin had been nimbly changing clothes with the old woman, through the window, and in a jiffy he stood forth complete, even to the spindle and twine.
Then answered me the old woman: "Many fine things hath Zarathustra said, especially for those who are young enough for them.
"What is it?" asked the little old woman, and looked, and began to laugh.
"Eh?...no," said the old woman, looking up at this tall stranger with a wonder that made her slower of speech than usual.
Then he saw an old woman with a shaking head coming towards him; but she was a witch.