"How do you do, Aunt
Eliza," she repeated at the top of her voice.
As soon as we were alone, my aunt
reclined on the sofa, and then alluded, with some appearance of confusion, to the subject of her Will.
All this tender sorrow, however, raised no compassion in her aunt
. On the contrary, she now fell into the most violent rage.--"And I would rather," she cried, in a most vehement voice, "follow you to your grave, than I would see you disgrace yourself and your family by such a match.
Rose was right; and while she softly read psalms to Aunt
Peace, the other ladies were talking about her little self in the frankest manner.
Just at present, however, Aunt
Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
"Pollyanna," interrupted her aunt
again, sharply, "there is one thing that might just as well be understood right away at once; and that is, I do not care to have you keep talking of your father to me."
Their mothers are afraid they will drown and Aunt
I can't resist them as I ought, if I go back again, and hear your aunt
saying what she has been saying for the last half hour and more.
'You will take cold in the evening air,' urged the spinster aunt
's handmaid, as I supposed she was from what she had said, put her rice in a little basket and walked out of the shop; telling me that I could follow her, if I wanted to know where Miss Trotwood lived.
Em once said she thought the fairies must have marked Dorothy at her birth, because she had wandered into strange places and had always been protected by some unseen power.
"There's magic in the words `silk' and `lace,' isn't there?" said Aunt