Light and buoyant as the child was, her tightened clasp had begun to tell on him.
For in the morning the reins of discipline are tightened again.
The tightened grasp of these four walls had taught her this.
Then he tightened his grasp on it, like one putting the devil behind him.
She struggled weakly to free herself, and his clasp only tightened jealously.
A tie which ...