Her teacher gives her a new object, for instance, a pencil, first lets her examine it, and get an idea of its use, then teaches her how to spell it by making the signs for the letters with her own fingers: the child grasps her hand, and feels her fingers, as the different letters are formed; she turns her head a little on one side like a person listening closely; her lips are apart; she seems scarcely to breathe; and her countenance, at first anxious, gradually changes to a smile, as she comprehends the lesson.
'"When left alone, she seems very happy if she have her knitting or sewing, and will busy herself for hours; if she have no occupation, she evidently amuses herself by imaginary dialogues, or by recalling past impressions; she counts with her fingers, or spells out names of things which she has recently learned, in the manual alphabet of the deaf mutes.
He was carried home in a dying condition, and as he lay on his death-bed the black woman appeared and said: 'So the Sun has, after all, found someone, who was not under the Fairy's spell
, who has caused your death.
Heart-smitten at this bewildering and baffling spell
, that so often came between herself and her sole treasure, whom she had bought so dear, and who was all her world, Hester sometimes burst into passionate tears.
I set it down, private, because somebody might want ME to spell
it next, and so I wanted to be handy with it and rattle it off like I was used to it.
It was just awfully SOFT, and every other word was spelled
"That that spirit with the Russian name has put his spell
upon the well."
Last Sunday when I found seraphim in the dictionary I was ashamed I had made it serrafim but seraphim is not a word you can guess at like another long one outlandish in this letter which spells
The image of wax casts spells
. You put pins in the image of wax.
But the dwarf put the same spell
upon him as he put on his elder brother, and he, too, was at last obliged to take up his abode in the heart of the mountains.
"What difference does it make how it's spelled
?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.
The trouble with the beginner at the writing game is the long, dry spells
, when there is never an editor's cheque and everything pawnable is pawned.