The small boys and girls
were always naked; but nobody seemed to know it.
As we panted up the sharp ascent, we met brown, bareheaded and barefooted boys and girls
, occasionally, and sometimes men; they came upon us without warning, they gave us good day, flashed out of sight in the bushes, and were gone as suddenly and mysteriously as they had come.
Although my book is intended mainly for the en- tertainment of boys and girls
, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
The boys and girls
was all glad to see us again, and we had a real good time all through recess.
He wished the boys and girls
of the two upper classes to compete; the award to be made to the writers of the two best essays.
On the stairs were a troop of little boys and girls
, whose eagerness for their cousin's appearance would not allow them to wait in the drawing-room, and whose shyness, as they had not seen her for a twelvemonth, prevented their coming lower.
The Musgroves came back to receive their happy boys and girls
from school, bringing with them Mrs Harville's little children, to improve the noise of Uppercross, and lessen that of Lyme.
O bed, O bed, delicious bed, that heaven on earth to the weary head," as sang poor Hood, you are a kind old nurse to us fretful boys and girls
If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls
, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it.
The group on the pier was a rusty one--men and women, and boys and girls
, all ragged and barefoot, uncombed and unclean, and by instinct, education, and profession beggars.
The picture of several dozen boys and girls
in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression upon me, and I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study in this way would be about the same as getting into paradise.
The visitor's daughter was already smoothing down her dress with an inquiring look at her mother, when suddenly from the next room were heard the footsteps of boys and girls
running to the door and the noise of a chair falling over, and a girl of thirteen, hiding something in the folds of her short muslin frock, darted in and stopped short in the middle of the room.