I had been cutting up some caper or other --I think it was trying to crawl up the chimney, as i had seen a little sweep do a few days previous; and my stepmother
who, somehow or other, was all the time whipping me, or sending me to bed supperless, --my mother dragged me by the legs out of the chimney and packed me off to bed, though it was only two o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st June, the longest day in the year in our hemisphere.
And now, because he was afraid that their stepmother
might not treat them well and might do them harm, he put them in a lonely castle that stood in the middle of a wood.
Marija went home, singing out loud all the way, and was just in time to join Ona and her stepmother
as they were setting out to go and make inquiry concerning the house.
I do not think my brother will ever marry again, and certainly not her; and this is why: first, I know that though he rarely speaks about the wife he has lost, the grief of that loss has gone too deep in his heart for him ever to decide to give her a successor and our little angel a stepmother
. Secondly because, as far as I know, that girl is not the kind of girl who could please Prince Andrew.
"Anyone who didn't know you would think you were a stepmother
, not a true mother."
Blanche vanished while her stepmother
's eye was on her; and appeared again in the drawing-room, when Lady Lundie was safe in the hands of her maid.
But then in my case they were only stepmother
's, and nobody ever sings their praises."
First she fancied she saw her stepmother
threatening her, then Morrel stretched his arms towards her; sometimes mere strangers, like the Count of Monte Cristo came to visit her; even the very furniture, in these moments of delirium, seemed to move, and this state lasted till about three o'clock in the morning, when a deep, heavy slumber overcame the young girl, from which she did not awake till daylight.
This letter asked Ursula to meet Kenneth in the beechwood the next afternoon, and so she stole away there when suspicious father and watchful stepmother
thought she was spinning in the granary loft."
I ask you, is she the sort of girl to be content to be a stepmother
to a middle-aged man's habits?
You see, under the terms of their father's will, while John inherited the property, Lawrence, at his stepmother
's death, would come into a considerable sum of money.
It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother
Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.