But as she was very good-natured, and said, 'Come with me; I'll soon find Miss Dorrit for you,' Miss Dorrit's sister went with her, drawing nearer and nearer at every step she took in the darkness to the sound of music and the sound of dancing feet.
Little Dorrit, left to herself, and knocked against by somebody every moment, was quite bewildered, when she heard her sister's voice.
'The tears fell fast from the maiden's eyes as she closed her impassioned appeal, and hid her face in the bosom of her sister.
'"Stay!" said the monk, raising his right hand in the air, and directing an angry glance by turns at Alice and the eldest sister. "Stay, and hear from me what these recollections are, which you would cherish above eternity, and awaken--if in mercy they slumbered--by means of idle toys.
Miss Crawford was not entirely free from similar apprehensions, though they arose principally from doubts of her sister
's style of living and tone of society; and it was not till after she had tried in vain to persuade her brother to settle with her at his own country house, that she could resolve to hazard herself among her other relations.
But this night was a last gift to my sister
. The joyousness of their voices drew the others in the house upstairs, where for more than an hour my mother was the centre of a merry party and so clear of mental eye that they, who were at first cautious, abandoned themselves to the sport, and whatever they said, by way of humorous rally, she instantly capped as of old, turning their darts against themselves until in self-defence they were three to one, and the three hard pressed.
There was a strong assumption of superiority in this Puritanic toleration, hardly less trying to the blond flesh of an unenthusiastic sister
than a Puritanic persecution.
Jennings, that they should both attend her on such a visit, Elinor had some difficulty in persuading her sister
to go, for still she had seen nothing of Willoughby; and therefore was not more indisposed for amusement abroad, than unwilling to run the risk of his calling again in her absence.
That humiliation of which she was always conscious came back to her with a peculiar bitterness when her sister
reminded her of it.
Tulliver, who hastened out to receive sister
Pullet; it must be sister
Pullet, because the sound was that of a four-wheel.
The wonder and consternation with which Joe stopped on the threshold of his bite and stared at me, were too evident to escape my sister
An hour before daybreak Dinarzade awoke, and exclaimed, as she had promised, "My dear sister
, if you are not asleep, tell me I pray you, before the sun rises, one of your charming stories.
looked at Turlington, uncertain what to say or do next.
However you might disapprove of what I had done, I thought you would not refuse to help me to find my sister
. When I lay down last night in my strange bed, I said to myself, 'I will ask Miss Garth, for my father's sake and my mother's sake, to tell me.' You don't know what a comfort I felt in that thought.
"But, of course, you--you'd want her, your sister
's child," ventured Nancy, vaguely feeling that somehow she must prepare a welcome for this lonely little stranger.