"But it couldn't have been just as easy as that," Dorcas insisted.
Dorcas Jane, who was eleven and a half and not at all imaginative, eyed him suspiciously.
Justinian and Dorcas mostly stay at home now, because they are old.'
"You must have thought it funny the first time you saw one," said Dorcas Jane.
Dorcas and Amarillis were then going to fall at the feet of their generous benefactor, but he would by no means permit it.
"Ponce de Leon," supplied Dorcas Jane, proud that she could pronounce it.
Dorcas, who had hoped to see the child, held once more to her heart the living mother.
His voice trailed sleepily off, and Dorcas rose and tiptoed out of the room.
Dorcas says, she was visible to her but once before the whole day; and then she seemed very solemn and sedate.
Miss Dorcas, too, had heard it, and shrunk from its undisguised profanity.
fem. proper name, from Greek dorkas "gazelle, deer." Dorcas Society "ladies' meeting to make clothes for the poor" (1832) is from Acts ix:36-41.
a female antelope, or gazelle, a pious Christian widow at Joppa whom Peter restored to life (Acts 9:36-41). She was a Hellenistic Jewess, called Tabitha by the Jews and Dorcas by the Greeks.