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She made me promise I wouldn't tell a soul," said John hoarsely.
There, my hearties (you like sea slang, so I'll give you a bit) now, I want you to promise not to read any more stuff for a month, and I'll agree to supply you with wholesome fare.
I cannot promise to be an Agassiz or a Sumner, mother; but I do promise to be an honest man, please God.
and holding fast the hand he gave her, she sealed his promise with a kiss that had all a mother's hope and faith in it.
I thank you, most sincerely, Major," I said "You have convinced me that I must not ask you to forget, on my account, the promise which you have given to my husband.
I was going to say," I rejoined, "that your promise only pledges you not to tell the secret which my husband is keeping from me.
if I saw you, at this moment, on the point of finding out for yourself what Eustace persists in hiding from you, I should remember that my promise, like all other promises, has its limits and reserves.
Thus far," he said, "I have rigidly respected the promise which I made to your husband.
With the promise of merciless vengeance written in the Devil s writing on his Devil-possessed face, he kept his eyes fixed on the hated woman whom he had ruined--on the hated woman who was fastened to him as his wife.
On the faith of the written promise of marriage exchanged between you in Scotland," he said, "you claim Mr.
It is my distressing duty," said Sir Patrick, "to declare, in this lady's name, and on the faith of written promises of marriage exchanged between the parties, then residing in Scotland, that she claims to be now--and to have been on the afternoon of the fourteenth of August last--Mr.
I promise to go to school every day, to study, and to succeed--"
I promise you, Father, that I'll learn a trade, and I'll be the comfort and staff of your old age.
Forgive me, therefore, a little innocent raillery; but I promise you I will never mention his name any more.
Stoian adds, "The principle is simple: Users make a promise and others are the judge, but in a good way.