Pontellier's mind was quite at rest concerning the present material needs
of her children, and she could not see the use of anticipating and making winter night garments the subject of her summer meditations.
Though an arrow is a near shot, and needs
a knife to finish the work.
The words, "Watch over him, Christie; he needs
a woman's care," again echoed in her ears, as if borne on the night wind from the lonely grave in the lonelier cemetery by the distant sea.
The matter is disagreeably delicate to handle; but, since the reader must needs
be let into the secret, he will please to understand, that, about a century ago, the head of the Pyncheons found himself involved in serious financial difficulties.
But it is a strange experience, to a man of pride and sensibility, to know that his interests are within the control of individuals who neither love nor understand him, and by whom, since one or the other must needs happen, he would rather be injured than obliged.
Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable to know.
Meanwhile, there I was, a Surveyor of the Revenue and, so far as I have been able to understand, as good a Surveyor as need be.
Surveyor Pue, emphatically nodding the head that looked so imposing within its memorable wig; "do this, and the profit shall be all your own You will shortly need it; for it is not in your days as it was in mine, when a man's office was a life-lease, and oftentimes an heirloom.
Then, at such an hour, and with this scene before him, if a man, sitting all alone, cannot dream strange things, and make them look like truth, he need never try to write romances.
For to go as a passenger you must needs
have a purse, and a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it.
A year seems very long to wait before I see them, but remind them that while we wait we may all work, so that these hard days need
not be wasted.
a vacation, and maybe a good baseball game "