We can't do much, but we can make our little
sacrifices, and ought to do it gladly.
He is afraid of me also," said Little
Toomai, standing up to his full height of four feet, with only one rag upon him.
The whole week through Little
Klaus had to plough for Big Klaus, and lend him his one horse; then Big Klaus lent him his four horses, but only once a week, and that was on Sunday.
Benjamin, in a whisper--"who has got your clothes?
The morning wind gently rocked them to and fro, and the sun shone warmly down upon the dewy grass, where butterflies spread their gay wings, and bees with their deep voices sung among the flowers; while the little
birds hopped merrily about to peep at them.
I really don't see why it shouldn't be tried, and I'm almost sure that, if you could only catch a Fairy, and put it in the corner, and give it nothing but bread and water for a day or two, you'd find it quite an improved character--it would take down its conceit a little
, at all events.
The children dwelt in a city, and had no wider play-place than a little
garden before the house, divided by a white fence from the street, and with a pear-tree and two or three plum-trees overshadowing it, and some rose-bushes just in front of the parlor-windows.
girl gave a cry of amazement and looked about her, her eyes growing bigger and bigger at the wonderful sights she saw.
answered the little
tailor, and unbuttoned his coat, and showed the giant the girdle, 'there may you read what kind of a man I am
The projects with which she beguiled her illness, for little
Esther's education, and little
Esther's marriage, and even for her own old age as the grandmother of little
Esthers, was so prettily expressive of devotion to this pride of her life that I should be tempted to recall some of them but for the timely remembrance that I am getting on irregularly as it is.
The young man whose presence served to set in play all these feminine self- conceits, appeared to pay very little
heed to the matter, and, while these pretty damsels were vying with one another to attract his attention, he seemed to be chiefly absorbed in polishing the buckle of his sword belt with his doeskin glove.
Morning found them but little
, if at all refreshed, though it was with a feeling of intense relief that they saw the day dawn.