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It would be a new distress to him even to know that I earn a little money, and that Fanny earns a little money.
Little Toomai was just going to sleep, too, when he heard the coir string snap with a little "tang," and Kala Nag rolled out of his pickets as slowly and as silently as a cloud rolls out of the mouth of a valley.
And as for her dress, which was entirely of white, and fluttering in the breeze, it was such as no reasonable woman would put upon a little girl, when sending her out to play, in the depth of winter.
She was asleep, and I thought as I looked at her that she was a little changed.
The old life was too hard for such a little thing as you, and we are going to try and make the new one ever so much easier and happier," said Polly, forgetting everything except that this was a girl like herself, who needed heartening up.
There was a little pause, and then Sylvie added "Now you may go.
You are too young," he said, "to bother your head about these things yet Wait until you have gathered in a little philosophy with the years.
Tell him," said Becky, "that as soon as Sir Pitt's affairs are settled, everybody will be paid, and give him a little something on account.
And whenever he flung himself on the earth to take a little repose, even if he got up the very next instant, he would be as strong as exactly ten just such giants as his former self.
Then came a little pattering of feet on the stairs.
Between where we are sitting now and there - only a little way out to sea - is a jagged cluster of cruel rocks.
Bella walked thoughtfully in the garden for an hour and more, and then, returning to the bedroom where Lavvy the Irrepressible still slumbered, put on a little bonnet of quiet, but on the whole of sly appearance, which she had yesterday made.