This was in imitation of her mother's crooning to the baby.
He held her close for a while, caressing her hair and back ... crooning to her as if she were a child.
Early one morning, we are told, in the fourth month, he got up, and with his hands behind his back, dragging his staff, he moved about his door, crooning over " The great mountain must crumble, The strong beam must break, The wise man must wither away like a plant."
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