Still more delightful were the moments when they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink.
As they were walking back over the cut grass, the old man called Levin's attention to the little girls and boys who were coming from different directions, hardly visible through the long grass, and along the road towards the mowers, carrying sacks of bread dragging at their little hands and pitchers of the sour rye-beer, with cloths wrapped round them.
'Why, bless thee, child,' said the old man, patting her on the head,
The old man kissed her, then turning to me and begging me to walk in, I did so.
There was something so odd in the old man
's sudden energy, and the subject which had called it forth, that Mr.
will you give this to the old man
over the way from me?
The weeping old man
with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous.
"And the old man
said, 'God will forgive you, we are all sinners in His sight.
The old man
uttered a cry, and turned round; then, seeing his son, he fell into his arms, pale and trembling.
The poor little old man
knew some pale and vapid little songs, long out of date, about Chloe, and Phyllis, and Strephon being wounded by the son of Venus; and for Mrs Plornish there was no such music at the Opera as the small internal flutterings and chirpings wherein he would discharge himself of these ditties, like a weak, little, broken barrel-organ, ground by a baby.
One day an old man
went to a stream to dip in a crust of bread which he was going to eat, when a dog came out of the water, snatched the bread from his hand, and ran away.
The merchant told the old man
why he was obliged to come there.