he cried in a very gruff voice, and the children ran away.
Once a beautiful flower put its head out from the grass, but when it saw the notice-board it was so sorry for the children that it slipped back into the ground again, and went off to sleep.
There is poetry here and fantasy and humor, a little pathos but, above all, a number of creations in whose existence everybody must believe whether they be children
of four or old men of ninety or prosperous bankers of forty-five.
When the three servants came to the forest, nothing was there but a rose-tree and one rose on it, but the children were nowhere.
Then the children went home together, and were heartily delighted, and if they have not died, they are living still.
she snarled, in an awful voice, when she saw the children
And forthwith the children
began this great business of making a snow-image that should run about; while their mother, who was sitting at the window and overheard some of their talk, could not help smiling at the gravity with which they set about it.
I wish all those women who consent to the disposing their children
out of the way, as it is called, for decency sake, would consider that 'tis only a contrived method for murder; that is to say, a-killing their children
said that it was a gypsy," went on the recluse.
did not love me at first; I was such a sickly, awkward kind of a fellow then--and I know I am ugly.
On being asked whether she had any children
, the handsome young woman had answered cheerfully:
When you see that deep, spiritual light in the eye,--when the little soul reveals itself in words sweeter and wiser than the ordinary words of children
,--hope not to retain that child; for the seal of heaven is on it, and the light of immortality looks out from its eyes.