At first she was noticeably cool towards him, but then suddenly changed and became gracious, and her mother gave him pressing invitations to visit them.
how unimportant that became in comparison with you--when I got to know you.
When summer was over he did not return to Petersburg, but entered a monastery and there became a monk.
Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became
nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime.
The body of the dead Giant now became that of a beautiful prince, and the Queen went in again.
The prince became a Giant again, and asked Hadvor to cut the pieces out of his legs for the dogs; but she refused until he told her that Hermod was in a desert island, which she could not reach unless she took the skin off the soles of his feet and made shoes out of that; with these shoes she could travel both on land and sea.
Of course he guessed wrongly, and of course he at once became
They became his distinguishing feature, the source of his fame.
His voice became soft and reminiscent, and with a sigh of contentment he launched into a long rambling talk, speaking as one lost in a dream.
Here he managed to live somehow, doing odd bits of writing, and here he met the lady who became his wife.
Among them was David Garrick, who afterwards became a famous actor and amused the world by imitating his friend and old schoolmaster, the great Sam, as well as his elderly wife.
The first act of Nicholas, when he became
a rich and prosperous merchant, was to buy his father's old house.