"She was studyin' 'em, just as actresses study their play-parts," Lizzie thought to herself; and half an hour later, when she met Becky in the lunch-room, she called out to her, "Come, Becky, give us the swells at the ribbon counter.
We have watched her in the ups-and-downs of lifeamong the humble, the fashionable, the great, and the piousand found her ever new, yet ever the same; but still Becky among the students was requisite to complete the full measure of our admiration.
A young slave woman, Becky by name, had given pregnancy as the reason for a continued slackness in her work.
Is I eber tol' you de tale er Sis' Becky en her pickaninny?"
The whole use, too, of the workthat of generously measuring one another by this standardis lost, the moment you convict Becky of a capital crime.
Lizzie looked up, and saw a rough fellow, who had just come in, gazing down at Becky with an expression that strangely softened his hard face.