She was nevertheless left a slave--a slave for life--a slave in the hands of strangers; and in their hands she saw her children, her grandchildren
, and her great-grandchildren, divided, like so many sheep, without being gratified with the small privilege of a single word, as to their or her own destiny.
Vyse managed to scrape together a dinner-party consisting entirely of the grandchildren
of famous people.
She was living in the country town where he had had his last appointment, and there she was supporting the family: her daughter, her ailing neurasthenic son-in-law, and her five grandchildren
. She did this by giving music lessons to tradesmen's daughters, giving four and sometimes five lessons a day of an hour each, and earning in this way some sixty rubles (6 pounds) a month.
Do you bring home money, Sancho, and leave marrying her to my care; there is Lope Tocho, Juan Tocho's son, a stout, sturdy young fellow that we know, and I can see he does not look sour at the girl; and with him, one of our own sort, she will be well married, and we shall have her always under our eyes, and be all one family, parents and children, grandchildren
and sons-in-law, and the peace and blessing of God will dwell among us; so don't you go marrying her in those courts and grand palaces where they won't know what to make of her, or she what to make of herself."
I've nine Dorothys and two Daniels; and the nine Dorothys have eighty-six sons and daughters and over three hundred grandchildren
," said Billina, proudly.
There were twenty-two members belonging to the homestead: four married sons, six grandchildren
(one of whom, Petrushka, was married), two great-grandchildren, three orphans, and four daughters-in-law with their babies.
`Jim,' she said, `I was never one that claimed old folks could bring up their grandchildren
. But it came about so; there wasn't any other way for you, it seemed like.'
My four Sons and two orphan Grandchildren
had retired to their several apartments; and my wife alone remained with me to see the old Millennium out and the new one in.
March could only stretch out her arms, as if to gather children and grandchildren
to herself, and say, with face and voice full of motherly love, gratitude, and humility...
I am your only daughter, and you are not so exacting as the fathers of the Porte Saint-Martin and Gaiete, who disinherit their daughters for not giving them grandchildren
. Besides, the provident law has deprived you of the power to disinherit me, at least entirely, as it has also of the power to compel me to marry Monsieur This or Monsieur That.
The child, who was nearest to him, told them afterwards, and told her grandchildren
when she was a handsome old lady, that she heard him say, "A life you love."
And she gave her grandchildren
a bottle of milk and a piece of ham and a loaf of bread, and they set out for the great gloomy wood.