Neither had success as yet affected their boyish
simplicity and the frankness of old frontier habits; they played with their new-found riches with the naive delight of children, and rehearsed their glowing future with the importance and triviality of school-boys.
She was a mere girl--and a boyish
girl at that--with sunburned fingers that delighted in doing what boys' fingers did; with a body and muscles that liked swimming and violent endeavour of all sorts; with a mind that was daring, but that dared no farther than boys' adventures, and that delighted in rifles and revolvers, Stetson hats, and a sexless camaraderie with men.
For a fleeting moment a shadow darkened his boyish
face, to be replaced by the glow of tenderness.
A pretty dream," said my soul, "though a little boyish
The child's features were well molded, and his frank, bright eyes gave an expression of boyish
generosity to a face which otherwise would have been too arrogant and haughty for such a mere baby.
You are old enough to leave off boyish
tricks, and to behave better, Josephine.
I saw them at home, not many months ago, in my father's library (it has long outgrown the old bookcase, which has gone I know not where), and upon the whole I rather shrank from taking them down, much more from opening them, though I could not say why, unless it was from the fear of perhaps finding the ghost of my boyish
self within, pressed flat like a withered leaf, somewhere between the familiar pages.
Some knit stockings belonging to Mombi and a much worn pair of his own shoes completed the man's apparel, and Tip was so delighted that he danced up and down and laughed aloud in boyish
In the boyish
figure she yearned to see something half forgotten that had once been a part of herself re- created.
The momentary struggle ended in the feeling that he could bear a great deal from Adam, to whom he had been the occasion of bearing so much; but there was a touch of pleading, boyish
vexation in his tone as he said, "But people may make injuries worse by unreasonable conduct--by giving way to anger and satisfying that for the moment, instead of thinking what will be the effect in the future.
days look very merry to us now, all nutting, hoop, and gingerbread.
The modest world of my boyish
love and my boyish
joy disappeared like the vision of a dream.