Every time I dropped off for the moment, a new noise woke
At nine o'clock the countess woke
up, and Matrena Timofeevna, who had been her lady's maid before her marriage and now performed a sort of chief gendarme's duty for her, came to say that Madame Schoss was much offended and the young ladies' summer dresses could not be left behind.
Arriving finally at Miss Leonard's hotel, he woke
her up and saw her in at the door; then, telling the man to drive to the lodgings of his new friend, he urged his mind to rapid thought.
If I hadn't woke
you, you'd have lain there for the whole fortnight.
Often when she woke
Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.