A few days' residence among these untutored red men made Emma and Anna great favorites among them; their pleasant dispositions, their good nature, and, above all, their love for the little Winona, which was fully reciprocated, endeared them to the father and mother of the Indian girl.
exclaimed the shocked Winona; yet there was dismay more than rebuke in her tone, for she had brought the album to view. "
said the peering Winona, and dispelled this illusion.
Need I tell you how they were pressed to the bosoms of the villagers; how tears were shed for their sufferings, and those of the little lost Winona, whom they did not forget; how caresses were lavished upon them, and prayers offered to God, that their lives, which he had so wonderfully preserved, might be spent in usefulness and piety?
gasped the horrified Winona. "
It was a flushed and sparkling Winona who later fluttered down the dull old stairs of the respectable Penniman home at the call of the waiting Wilbur Cowan.
Two months passed away; all the Indian women in the village were speaking of the love that had sprung up between the little white girls and the copper-colored Winona; and many a hard hand smoothed the golden curls of the little captives in token of affection.
He wrested a chattering Winona from Mrs. Henrietta Plunkett at the door of the ladies' cloakroom.
She was still to the outer eye the slight, brown Winona of twenty--perky, birdlike, with the quick trimness of a winging swallow, a little sharper featured perhaps, but superior in acuteness of desire and persistence, and with some furtive, irresponsible girlishness lurking timorously back in her bright glance.
He would sit quietly and read his instructive book and not occasion the absent Winona any anxiety.