The tender women, and helpless
children, fell victims to their cruelty.
I think that all this indirectly proceeds from the helpless
perplexity of volition, in which their divided and diametrically opposite powers of vision must involve them.
Of course I said fair and square at once what I had done, and why; then I showed the master the flies, some crushed and some crawling about helpless
, and I showed him the wings on the window sill.
All these things were going on now, and the family was helpless
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless
Just as she was she could have sat in advance for the portrait of the young daughter of the Regent d'Orleans, at the famous dinner whence she was carried, foul-mouthed, intoxicated, and helpless
, to her bed, in the lost and lamented days of the Ancient Regime.
Here was a re- cently-converted man, holding on upon the mother, and at the same time turning out her helpless
child, to starve and die
astonishment at her disappearance added a new element of absurdity to the scene.
At last, however, she fell right into the wind's eye, was taken dead aback, and stood there awhile helpless
, with her sails shivering.
She could not altogether desert one so helpless
, in a moment of such extreme distress.
Of all ships disabled at sea, a steamer who has lost her propeller is the most helpless
She felt so helpless
now, so unable to fashion the future for herself, that the prospect of throwing herself on him had a relief in it which was stronger than her pride.