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The children used to pelt her with mud; so she begged to be taken on as assistant cowherd, but the cowherd would not have her.
They used to run after her--she racing away with her poor feeble lungs panting and gasping, and they pelting her and shouting abuse at her.
The children were forbidden to meet her; but they used to run out of the village to the herd and take her food and things; and sometimes just ran off there and kissed her, and said, 'Je vous aime, Marie
When we left her, Marie used to relapse at once into her old condition, and sit with closed eyes and motionless limbs.
At first he seemed only a pleasure-loving simpleton, of whose company I was rather ashamed, and whom I used to hide under my coat when I walked the Embankment, in London.
I used to run with them, and had great fun; we used to gallop all together round and round the field as hard as we could go.
How lovely she used to look with the morning sun turning her hair to golden mist, and dancing in the blue deeps of her eyes; and once when by chance she had forgotten to fasten her gown, I caught glimpses of a bosom that was like two happy handfuls of wonderful white cherries .
I used to put my ear to it sometimes to listen if it beat right.
He used to tell me that I was the most beautiful woman in Louisiana, he was so proud of me and the children.
I used to love to read to Henry, to play to him, to waltz with him, and sing to him; but everything I did for this one was a perfect drag,--yet I was afraid to refuse anything.
Then, they made me dress up, every day; and gentlemen used to come in and stand and smoke their cigars, and look at me, and ask questions, and debate my price.
The sisters in the convent used to tell me of a day of judgment, when everything is coming to light;--won't there be vengeance, then!