At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain
of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
It was quite clear that no woman could live upon two or three bread-crumbs and a few grains
of rice, and I determined to find out how and when she got food.
But the Prince was so deeply grieved, and apologised so very humbly, that after some time the heart of the good little Frog was softened, and she gave him another tiny little grain
, but instead of being sand it was now a grain
To this the duchess said, "Sancho, my friend, mind what you are saying; it seems you could not have seen the earth, but only the men walking on it; for if the earth looked to you like a grain
of mustard seed, and each man like a hazel nut, one man alone would have covered the whole earth.
And they flew down into the ashes; and the little doves put their heads down and set to work, pick, pick, pick; and then the others began pick, pick, pick; and they put all the good grain
into the dishes, and left all the ashes.
And then the railroads and market-riggers and the rest proceed to rob him of that same grain
,"--Daylight broke in Dede smiled and
A heavy footstep announced the approach of the grain
In these days of fatted cattle and waving grain
-fields this humble root, which was once the totem of an Indian tribe, is quite forgotten, or known only by its flowering vine; but let wild Nature reign here once more, and the tender and luxurious English grains
will probably disappear before a myriad of foes, and without the care of man the crow may carry back even the last seed of corn to the great cornfield of the Indian's God in the southwest, whence he is said to have brought it; but the now almost exterminated ground-nut will perhaps revive and flourish in spite of frosts and wildness, prove itself indigenous, and resume its ancient importance and dignity as the diet of the hunter tribe.
And now it worked much more evil than before; for some of these pieces were hardly so large as a grain
of sand, and they flew about in the wide world, and when they got into people's eyes, there they stayed; and then people saw everything perverted, or only had an eye for that which was evil.
Changeable is she, and wayward; often have I seen her bite her lip, and pass the comb against the grain
of her hair.
In those cynical words there was indeed a grain
And now there is the thunder of the huge covered wagon coming home with sacks of grain