Come, then, and take a goot hug from him, my Tina," said the Professor, catching her up with a laugh, and holding her so high over his head that she had to stoop her little face to kiss him.
He seemed to have thrown himself back in his chair, tired out, and sat there with his eyes shut till the clock struck two, when he jumped up, put his books in his pocket, as if ready for another lesson, and taking little Tina who had fallen asleep on the sofa in his arms, he carried her quietly away.
It seems that Tina is the child of the Frenchwoman who does the fine ironing in the laundry here.
Bhaer down on his hands and knees, with Tina on his back, Kitty leading him with a jump rope, and Minnie feeding two small boys with seedcakes, as they roared and ramped in cages built of chairs.
"Dis is mine effalunt!" added Tina, holding on by the Professor's hair.
They are not so interesting tome as Tina and the boys, but I do my duty by them, and they are fond of me.
Hearing the lessons he gives to others has interested and amused me so much that I took a fancy to lear, for Tina runs in and out, leaving the door open, and I can hear.
Bhaer was Nick Bottom, and Tina was Titania, a perfect little fairy in his arms.