Christophers: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 35 pages
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Use in Literature Christie'sA book had slipped from her hand, and in falling had upset the candle on a chair beside her; the long wick leaned against a cotton gown hanging on the wall, and a greater part of Christie's wardrobe was burning brilliantly.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.And Christie's thoughts went wandering away into the dim, sweet past when she, a happy child, lived with loving parents in a different world from that.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.As the meeting broke up Christie's hand was shaken by many roughened by the needle, stained with printer's ink, or hard with humbler toil; many faces smiled gratefully at her, and many voices thanked her heartily.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.But it was Christie whom she addressed, Christie whose pardon she implored, Christie's sorrowful reproach that she most keenly felt.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.But though Christie's eyes had kindled and her color deepened, her voice was low and steady, and her indignation was of the inward sort.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Christie's eyes soon wandered from her book to the lovely face and motionless figure on the couch.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Christie's quick eye saw the impending danger, and with a sudden spring she caught her friend from it.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Christie's laugh echoed through the kitchen; and the old lady smiled benignly, quite unconscious of the cause of the girl's merriment.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Christie's eye met that of her uncle peering over the top of his paper with an expression that always tried her patience.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.Christie's own manners were so simple that simplicity in others always put her at her ease: kindness soon banished her reserve, and the desire to show that she was grateful for it helped her to please.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.

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