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  • She leaned back to give me a crooked grin, but the grin turned into the pinched child-face of tears.

    You Live Once

  • What praise and thanksgiving went up from their grateful hearts, as they looked upon the child-face that they had travelled day and night to see!

    Little Folks (December 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • His father, moved by motherly persuasions, as we can easily infer, bought him casts for models, that he might continue his drawing-lessons at home; his own small allowance of pocket-money went for prints; his wistful child-face presently became known to dealers, and many a cheap lot was knocked down to him with amiable haste by friendly auctioneers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864

  • Hours passed: the full moon cast her splendor on a sweet child-face bent over the keys in the organ-loft of the old cathedral, a smile still played about his lips, and his light brown hair lay in rings on his broad, white forehead.

    Scenes in Switzerland

  • Blossom with her child-face of dazzling fairness, her china-blue eyes, her round, smooth cheeks.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • His big brown eyes looking up at the man crouching by the fire were eyes of innocent courage, and the expression on the sweet child-face was impenetrable.

    A Master's Degree

  • In his thwarted-looking, odd child-face there was a shade of appeal not wholly hidden by his evident wish not to be boylike.

    The Shuttle

  • Yet, as the child-face was all lighted with radiant smiles, and honest hands clasped mine, and the waters echoed the triumphant greeting, I could not but think again of

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

  • Her pretty child-face wore a sweet smile, and the whole effect of the photograph was dainty and graceful.

    Marjorie's Maytime

  • Gyp's face was so like the child-face she had seen lying there in the old days, that she bundled out of the room and cried bitterly into the cup of tea.

    Beyond

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