Levin followed him, trying not to get left behind, and he found it harder and harder: the moment came when he felt he had no strength left, but at that very moment Tit stopped and whetted the scythes.
But so soon as he recollected what he was doing, and began trying to do better, he was at once conscious of all the difficulty of his task, and the row was badly mown.
Although the oldest, Jo had the least self-control, and had hard times trying to curb the fiery spirit which was continually getting her into trouble.
"Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault," said Mrs.
I always make trouble by trying
to help, and then letting out the wrong thing," sighed Rose, much depressed by her slip of the tongue.
"You ought to like reading the Bible without trying
to," exclaimed Felicity.
Oh, Nep, it 's so hard to put love away when you want it very much and it is n't right to take it." A foolish little speech to make to a dog, but you see Polly was only a tender-hearted girl, trying to do her duty.
It seemed as if the spring weather had brought out all manner of tender things beside fresh grass and the first dandelions, for as she went down the street Polly kept seeing different phases of the sweet old story which she was trying to forget.
Now we're trying
to do you a kindness; so you just put twenty miles between us, that's a good boy.
Nothing can be heavy, you know, except by trying
to fall, and being prevented from doing so.
A dollar sixty-five a day was simply not enough to feed them, and there was no use trying
; and so each week they made an inroad upon the pitiful little bank account that Ona had begun.
While he was absorbed in these reflections, Cecilia--embarrassed by the silence--was trying
to find a topic of conversation.