The nurse, with a gesture of despair, went to it, took it from the wet-nurse's arms, and began walking up and down, rocking it.
The smartly dressed and healthy-looking nurse, frightened at the idea of losing her place, muttered something to herself, and covering her bosom, smiled contemptuously at the idea of doubts being cast on her abundance of milk.
Fortunately for the success of the measures taken subsequently, no one was present at that moment but the nurse.
Miss Halcombe next returned to the nurse, placed all the gold she then had in her pocket (three sovereigns) in the nurse's hands, and asked when and where she could speak to her alone.
With a faint smile of pity, the nurse
went back into the room.
She looked so sour and old-fashioned that the nurse
turned her head aside to hide the twitching of her mouth.
was still more frightened when she heard the woman say this, and thought that perhaps some danger was hanging over the child, though she had no ill-opinion of the unknown woman, who, indeed, had behaved towards the child as if it were her own.
,' he said, 'you have had a windfall of luck.
She would be more comfortable here; and the English nurse
might keep her company.
," said the Man who had laughed, "is an inmate of the Institution for the Illiterate-Deaf-and-Dumb.
In Pollyanna's room, the nurse
had found a purring gray cat on the bed vainly trying to attract the attention of a white-faced, wild-eyed little girl.
lit the gilt candles before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting.