’She’s her brother’s heir, is she not?’ he asked, after a brief silence.
’Only that brief time?’
He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
I mounted Minny, and urged her to a trot; and so my brief guardianship ended.
Catherine, contented at first, in a brief space grew irritable and restless.
I was terrified at the devastation which had been accomplished in a brief half-hour; the black-currant trees were the apple of Joseph’s eye, and she had just fixed her choice of a flower-bed in the midst of them.
She had not the heart to mention her ride, when Thursday came round; I mentioned it for her, and obtained permission to order her out of doors: for the library, where her father stopped a short time daily — the brief period he could bear to sit up — and his chamber, had become her whole world.