But it splashed on to the children too, and who can re-point the Berthas and the Marthas?
Berthas cheeks grew red with the humiliation of his refusal.
But the momentary recurrence of Berthas anger was quickly stilled.
Edward made no answer, which naturally added to Berthas irritation.
Berthas tears now had ceased, but her mouth was set into a hopeless woe.
Berthas thoughts were full of Edward, and he was the whole cause of her impatience.
Berthas had a baby every year since she was married, and he thinks of nothing but saving his own soul.
I wasn't in doubt long, for they began to send over the "Berthas" in flocks.
Their letters had been fairly frequent, but on Berthas side a constant effort.
Confusedly thinking these things, Berthas thoughts reverted to Edward.