She often wished to thank Mr. Benson and his sister, but she did not know how to tell the deep gratitude she felt, and therefore she was silent. But they understood her silence well. One day, as she watched her sleeping child, she spoke to Miss Benson, with whom she happened to be alone. strap on harness for men
"Do you know of any cottage where the people are clean, and where they would not mind taking me in?" asked she.
"Taking you in! What do you mean?" said Miss Benson, dropping her knitting, in order to observe Ruth more closely. strap on harness for men
"I mean," said Ruth, "where I might lodge with my baby--any very poor place would do, only it must be clean, or he might be ill."
"And what in the world do you want to go and lodge in a cottage for?" said Miss Benson indignantly.