He began to stammer: "It's nothing.... He... he began to cry.... I couldn't... I didn't do anything.... What?" Giving no heed to him she began to walk up and down the room, clasping the child tightly in her arms and murmuring: "My little man! My little mannie! Was 'ou frightened, love?... There now, love! There now!... Lambabaun! Mamma's little lamb of the world!... There now!"