Now I wept: Helen Burns was not here; nothing sustained me; left to myself I abandoned myself, and my tears watered the boards.
While sobbing out this wish in broken accents, some one approached: I started up-- again Helen Burns was near me; the fading fires just showed her coming up the long, vacant room; she brought my coffee and bread.
Helen and I had got it into our heads that there was a grand old cathedral at Speyer--the Archbishop of Speyer was one of the seven electors--you know--'Speyer, Maintz, and Koln.
They too, poor things, had been taken in--they were actually stopping at Speyer--and they rather liked Helen insisting that they must fly with us to Heidelberg.
Mournfully Helen regarded him, who was putting water between her and her children.
Helen was just too late in thumping her tumbler on the table to prevent Rachel from hearing, and from blushing scarlet with embarrassment.
When the moment of sophistication came to George Willard his mind turned to Helen White, the Wines- burg banker's daughter.
As for Helen White, she also had come to a period of change.
When Helen was divested of her lugubrious bonnet and veil, her heavy winter cloak, &c.
I considered her presence very useful as a check upon my natural impulses - an antidote to those emotions of tumultuous excitement which would otherwise have carried me away against my reason and my will; but just then I felt the restraint almost intolerable, and I had the greatest difficulty in forcing myself to attend to her remarks and answer them with ordinary politeness; for I was sensible that Helen was standing within a few feet of me beside the fire.
If you would have me do battle with Menelaus, bid the Trojans and Achaeans take their seats, while he and I fight in their midst for Helen
and all her wealth.
The three are led by Hermes at the command of Zeus to Alexandrus (2) on Mount Ida for his decision, and Alexandrus, lured by his promised marriage with Helen
, decides in favour of Aphrodite.