Gathering Polly tenderly in his arms, he crooned over her like a mother.
"The light one, the light one—the heavy one to come," crooned the Welshwoman.
Christianna, who had moaned as she crooned, hardly knowing it, at once fell silent.
Many a time had she crooned it in the old days as I rowed her in the boat.
Old Worble crooned and doddered, and feebly repeated "Picnic?"