"Never put off till to-morrow the fun you can have to-day," she said gravely.
In a little grassy bay between tall clumps of Mediterranean heather, two children, a little boy of about seven and a little girl who might have been a year older, were playing, very gravely and with all the focussed attention of scientists intent on a labour of discovery, a rudimentary sexual game.
Besides," he added more gravely, "I wanted to do a bit of propaganda; I was trying to engineer them into feeling as I’d felt when I wrote the rhymes.
"Mother," he repeated loudly rubbing in the science; and, leaning back in his chair, "These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts; I know it.
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Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
It was the day of the funeral and she was in a grave mood.