The grown-up daughter, Frances, was a very important person in our world.
Frances was dark, like her father, and quite as tall.
When Frances drove out into the country on business, she would go miles out of her way to call on some of the old people, or to see the women who seldom got to town.
Harling took the long ride out to the Shimerdas' with Frances. She said she wanted to see `what the girl came from' and to have a clear understanding with her mother.
Julia was in the hammock-- she was fond of repose--and Frances was at the piano, playing without a light and talking to her mother through the open window.
`When she first came to this country, Frances, and had that genteel old man to watch over her, she was as pretty a girl as ever I saw.
She had two sisters to be benefited by her elevation; and such of their acquaintance as thought Miss Ward and Miss Frances
quite as handsome as Miss Maria, did not scruple to predict their marrying with almost equal advantage.
However, they formed themselves into line, all assisting, owing to the importance of the search; the dairyman at the upper end with Mr Clare, who had volunteered to help; then Tess, Marian, Izz Huett, and Retty; then Bill Lewell, Jonathan, and the married dairywomen--Beck Knibbs, with her wooly black hair and rolling eyes; and flaxen Frances
, consumptive from the winter damps of the water-meads--who lived in their respective cottages.
darling, pull his hair as you go by: I heard him snap his fingers." Frances
pulled his hair heartily, and then went and seated herself on her husband's knee, and there they were, like two babies, kissing and talking nonsense by the hour - foolish palaver that we should be ashamed of.
Still the answer was "No." Here my eye, resting on the flyleaf of the book, saw written, "Frances
ONE sunny Saturday afternoon, in August, 1973, a pretty Tuebrook lady of 19, named Frances
, left her home in Buckingham Road.
was born August 21, 1920 in Harristown, the daughter of Willis F.