And did you do it because your appetite was so small, or did you wish to count the grains so that you might never eat more than a certain number?
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.
However, he had no thoughts to spare for its beauty, and quickly buried his grain of sand in the earth.
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 of gold.
"But we have grain
belonging to my brother?" she said.
She bent in her saddle, plucked a stalk of the ripe grain
, and nibbled it between her teeth.
But as soon as the first rays of the sun shone into the garden he saw all the ten sacks standing side by side, quite full, and not a single grain
One's whole life ruined!" Again she recalled what the young peasant woman had said, and again she was revolted at the thought; but she could not help admitting that there was a grain
of brutal truth in the words.
I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains
of the golden sand -- How few!
"Let me see," said Margolotte; "of those qualities she must have 'Obedience' first of all," and she took down the bottle bearing that label and poured from it upon a dish several grains
of the contents.
Round, fair, and considerate are they to one another, as grains
of sand are round, fair, and considerate to grains
"That wasn't right, it was silly, Emma Jane; but I'll tell you where it might come in--in Give me Three Grains