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When I get really well, John says we will ask Cousin Henry and Julia down for a long visit; but he says he would as soon put fireworks in my pillow-case as to let me have those stimulating people about now.
When I was learning music, my father would never let me open it.
Didn't I see what Missis wanted, though she never let on?
He hopped around the cabin con- siderable, first on one leg and then on the other, hold- ing first one shin and then the other one, and at last he let out with his left foot all of a sudden and fetched the tub a rattling kick.
Well," says I, "I've tucked mine away in the cupboard, and I allow to let them lay there till there's mud.
I haven't examined half a dozen hands in the last half dozen years; you see, the people got to joking about it, and I stopped to let the talk die down.
The curtains were still looped up at one corner, and I resumed my station as spy; because, if Catherine had wished to return, I intended shattering their great glass panes to a million of fragments, unless they let her out.
It had not been the custom that Mistress Mary should do anything but stand and allow herself to be dressed like a doll, but before she was ready for breakfast she began to suspect that her life at Misselthwaite Manor would end by teaching her a number of things quite new to her--things such as putting on her own shoes and stockings, and picking up things she let fall.
Sensible of little else but of the relief of being alone; feeling no more distinct impression than the vague sense of some serious change having taken place in herself and her position, Magdalen let the events of the morning come and go like shadows on her mind, and waited wearily for what the day might bring forth.
I think it's tender, because the master of the shop was a Juryman in some cases of ours the other day, and we let him down easy.
Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on it self recoiles; Let it; I reck not, so it light well aim'd, Since higher I fall short, on him who next Provokes my envie, this new Favorite Of Heav'n, this Man of Clay, Son of despite, Whom us the more to spite his Maker rais'd From dust: spite then with spite is best repaid.
Now she lets him talk as much as he likes, and actually sends him on messages and allows him to carry things for her.
Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with interest.
They had intended to hang the school- master, but something in his figure, so small, white, and pitiful, touched their hearts and they let him escape.
We'll let you in on the inside if you say so, Doctor," he laughed.