'His sister Mary Ann will require watching,' continued she, 'but she is a very good girl upon the whole; though I wish her to be kept out of the nursery as much as possible, as she is now almost six years old, and might acquire bad habits from the nurses.
Mary Ann was a tall girl too, somewhat dark like her mother, but with a round full face and a high colour in her cheeks.
Besides, Mary Ann, the maid, didn't like fires all over the place.
"I don't think it matters this once if you put the prayer-book on the top, Mary Ann," he said.
Very soon the Rabbit noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone, `Why, Mary Ann, what ARE you doing out here?
She went in without knocking, and hurried upstairs, in great fear lest she should meet the real Mary Ann, and be turned out of the house before she had found the fan and gloves.
The stone was just broad enough to accommodate, comfortably, another girl and me, at that time my chosen comrade--one Mary Ann Wilson; a shrewd, observant personage, whose society I took pleasure in, partly because she was witty and original, and partly because she had a manner which set me at my ease.
One evening, in the beginning of June, I had stayed out very late with Mary Ann in the wood; we had, as usual, separated ourselves from the others, and had wandered far; so far that we lost our way, and had to ask it at a lonely cottage, where a man and woman lived, who looked after a herd of half-wild swine that fed on the mast in the wood.
She knew he didn't mean to be unkind; but Mary Ann was very far from strong, and, if he didn't take care, he might lose her when he least expected it, which would be a very dreadful reflection for him afterwards; and so on.
'You must not flurry yourself, Mary Ann,' interposed Mrs.
They discover that they love Mary Ann
at the precise moment when that faithful domestic is blackleading the stove, and nothing will relieve their feelings but to embrace her then and there.
Ho, don't you grieve for me, My lovely Mary Ann
, For I'll marry you yet on a fourp'ny bit, As a time-expired ma-a-an