But the twins
are a great tie; and to me, with my recollections, of papa and mama, these transactions are very painful.
It is not our custom, my lord, to suffer twins to live; the weaker must always die.
but I knew that it was not so, for Imotu my brother was the elder of the twins, and our lawful king.
The second of the twins was born; it was a boy, born dead.
So I went, leaving the women wondering, for it is not our custom to save both when twins are born; but I ran swiftly to the gates of the Emposeni.
Then the twins crumbled their bread on the ground, and the wrens pecked it, and chirruped and chirped.
But the twins ran straight on till they reached their own home.
The queen, you must know, instead of being delivered of a son, was delivered of twins.
These twins seemed likely to be regarded as the pride of their mother, and the hope of France; but the weak nature of the king, his superstitious feelings, made him apprehend a series of conflicts between two children whose rights were equal; so he put out of the way - he suppressed - one of the twins.
The boys on the island vary, of course, in numbers, according as they get killed and so on; and when they seem to be growing up, which is against the rules, Peter thins them out; but at this time there were six of them, counting the twins as two.
Peter never quite knew what twins were, and his band were not allowed to know anything he did not know, so these two were always vague about themselves, and did their best to give satisfaction by keeping close together in an apologetic sort of way.
I can't get away from twins
, it seems," smiled Anne.
The three girls, two of them twins
, were pledged to be cultured into ladies.
It's very trying to have a drunken husband, you see; and it must be very trying to have twins
three times in succession, don't you think?
Davy and Dora, the Green Gables twins
, whisked the babies off to the garden.