1 Mrs. March gave the mother tea and gruel, and comforted her with promises of help, while she dressed the little baby as tenderly as if it had been her own.
2 Hannah had brought me some gruel and dry toast, about, as I supposed, the dinner-hour.
3 Hannah says you have had nothing but some gruel since breakfast.
4 Mrs. Linton, on the third day, unbarred her door, and having finished the water in her pitcher and decanter, desired a renewed supply, and a basin of gruel, for she believed she was dying.
5 The relief was inseparable from the workhouse and the gruel; and that frightened people.
6 The master, in his cook's uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons.
7 The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbors nudged him.
8 He had hardly achieved this very unusual gymnastic performance, when Mr. Bumble brought him, with his own hands, a basin of gruel, and the holiday allowance of two ounces and a quarter of bread.
9 Not a drop of liquor passes his lips, but only cabbage soup and gruel.