It may be said that these outbursts and epithets, such as "wet hen" (in which the maternal solicitude usually showed itself), only made Alexandra laugh.
She then rushed back to her mother and hid her face in the maternal bosom, and there indulged in more tears.
The maternal heart trembled with indignation to think of such an absurdity, although in that heart there rose another voice, which said: "And WHY is not the prince such a husband as you would have desired for Aglaya?"
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She radiated a warm maternal affection for her niece.