Her name was Hannah and her husband's Matthew; two homely names, yet well enough adapted to the simple pair, who seemed strangely out of place among the whimsical fraternity whose wits had been set agog by the Great Carbuncle.
Hannah here and I are seeking it for a like purpose."
Her name was Hannah, and her husband's Matthew; two homely names, yet well enough adapted to the simple pair, who seemed strangely out of place among the whimsical fraternity whose wits had been set agog by the Great Carbuncle.
'Shall we go on?' said Matthew, throwing his arm round Hannah's waist, both to protect her and to comfort his heart by drawing her close to it.
"We could probably tell something of what they said, but not all-- for we are not as clever as you think us, Hannah. We don't speak German, and we cannot read it without a dictionary to help us."
It rains fast, Hannah: will you have the goodness to look at the fire in the parlour?"
"Only two hours," she sighed "That will be half past one; mother will be at cousin Ann's, the children at home will have had their dinner, and Hannah cleared all away.
Hannah is the oldest, I come next, then John, then Jenny, then Mark, then Fanny, then Mira."
Miss Hannah has grown old, not too gracefully, and Miss Ada has stayed thirty, less gracefully still.
Miss Hannah gravely told me we could have `young gentlemen callers' two evenings in the week, if they went away at a reasonable hour; and Miss Ada asked me, smiling, please to be sure they didn't sit on her beautiful cushions.
Cox, who kept by his side, however, drew it gently towards the beach.
There never was such a woman for givin' away vittles and drink, clothes and firin'," replied Hannah
, who had lived with the family since Meg was born, and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant.