1.) But it was with a sad heart that he said it, and the earth did not look so bright to him
as it had used to do when he went out at sunrise under the poplars down the straight
roads with Patrasche.
2.) All this while the little panel of pine wood remained over the chimney in the
mill-kitchen with the cuckoo clock and the waxen Calvary, and sometimes it seemed
to Nello a little hard that whilst
his gift was accepted he himself should be denied.