Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened
to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
The disappointment that had come to him when a daughter and not a son had been born to Katherine had fallen upon him like a blow struck by some unseen hand and the blow had somewhat softened
Marriage, and later the birth of his son had softened
Armand Aubigny's imperious and exacting nature greatly.
The thing is but a trifle, and what you may often see if you tarry long among us," returned the scout, a good deal softened
toward the man of song, by this unequivocal expression of gratitude.
and embellished the aspect of the old house; although the shadows fell deeper into the angles of its many gables, and lay brooding under the projecting story, and within the half-open door.
Yet she knew that there was love in the child's heart, although it mostly revealed itself in passion, and hardly twice in her lifetime had been softened
by such gentleness as now.
Before I had time to deal with that, however, he continued as if with the sense that this was an impertinence to be softened
Get up, child," said Miss Ophelia, in a softened
voice; "don't cry so.
Morgan le Fay hated him with her whole heart, and she never would have softened
Two or three thousand feet below us was a bright green level, with a pretty town in its midst, and a silvery stream winding among the meadows; the charming spot was walled in on all sides by gigantic precipices clothed with pines; and over the pines, out of the softened
distances, rose the snowy domes and peaks of the Monte Rosa region.
Then he added to himself: "That's what made him remake the will; he thought he might get killed, and it softened
him toward me.
Here Aurelia broke down and wept bitterly; for the recollection of the past had softened
her heart and brought the comforting tears even more effectually than the news of her sister's death.