Ye must know, friends, that Hannah and I, being wedded the last week, have taken up the search of the Great Carbuncle, because we shall need its light in the long winter evenings; and it will be such a pretty thing to show the neighbors when they visit us.
But Matthew and Hannah, after their calm rest, were as light as two young deer, and merely stopped to say their prayers and wash themselves in a cold pool of the Amonoosuck, and then to taste a morsel of food, ere they turned their faces to the mountain-side.
'The sun cannot be yonder[ said Hannah, with despondence.
'It is the Seeker,' whispered Hannah, convulsively grasping her husband's arm.
"But he is in a better place," continued Hannah: "we shouldn't wish him here again.
"Ye'll want your supper, I am sure," observed Hannah; "and so will Mr.
"Hannah and I haven't done anything but put babies to bed at night and take them up in the morning for years and years.
She was born the day father died Aunt Miranda wanted Hannah to come to Riverboro instead of me, but mother couldn't spare her; she takes hold of housework better than I do, Hannah does.
It's a year and more that Hannah Cox has been about the village with some story about two lights on a stormy night.
Without any haste but with amazing strength, Hannah Cox leaned over, and, with her arms around his middle, lifted him sheer up into the air.
Hannah washed and ironed them for me, and I marked them all myself," said Beth, looking proudly at the somewhat uneven letters which had cost her such labor.
Hannah, who had carried wood, made a fire, and stopped up the broken panes with old hats and her own cloak.