Old Puah was squatted on her haunches to receive the child. The man heard the cry but did not look behind him. He looked at the pain-struck face of his wife and she begged him with her looks. Puah busied herself around behind him for a minute and then she spoke.
“Amram, your wife has borne you a son.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Moses, Man of the Mountain (p. 13)