Mary Ann was a good girl always, if I remember straight, and I'm sure I don't complain.
But as she stepped from the train and approached a group of men lounging at the station it came to her that "Ann's father," particularly as Ann had not been Ann in Centralia, was a somewhat indefinite person to be inquiring for.
Mother says that Cousin Ann is a good and generous person.
Ann, who had befriended them in this manner, was the handsome young woman who seemed to be in work; and now, the poor woman who had been telling the story, laid her hand upon her friend's shoulder and said, "Ann, thae's behaved very weel to us o' roads; an' neaw, lass, go thi ways whoam, an' dunnut fret abeawt us, mon.
"Mistress Barbara Ann was his wife.
Ann was radiant about the mountains and their life in them. "
She thought of Ann--wondered where Ann might be that night while she and her uncle chatted so cheerfully in his pleasant room at his luxurious hotel.
She had loved Ann because Ann needed her, been tender to her because Ann was her charge.
After she got Ann in the house she went back and begged somebody's pardon--she wasn't sure whose--and told Colonel Leonard that of course he could understand it on the score of Ann's being a neurotic.
Ann had been a bad manager.
She was thinking that Ann was product, expression, of the love of the world, that love which had brought the laughter and the tears, brought the hope and the radiance and the tragedy of life.
It seemed a paltry thing just then to wonder whether Ann was child of farmer, or clothing merchant, or great artist.
"Ann's not the jeune fille, Wayne.
Might not Ann be her gun?
"Miss Ann is pretty all the time," announced gallant Worth. "
Ann is not smokeless powder, so I presume you are not interested in her, but it seems to me you might tax your brain sufficiently to bear in mind that I told you she was coming!"
"Jest what Cerinthy Ann was sayin', the other day," said Mrs. Twitchel.
In all that related to physical wants, Ann had been a mother, or even more than a mother to Eve, and this alone had induced great personal dependence in the one, and a sort of supervisory care in the other, that had brought her to fancy she was responsible for the bodily health and well-doing of her charge.
Ann was a little delicate thing, and remarkably well-behaved; for though so much indulged in every other respect, my mother was very attentive to her manners.