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Ah, Peter, we who have made the great mistake, how differently we should all act at the second chance.
The question, therefore, was how to wrest the second bulb from the care of Rosa.
Two of the keys entered the lock, and one of them turned round once, but not the second time.
I mastered my hesitation directly--it was too late for second thoughts.
There was a scuttling in the corners as the seconds cleared out through the ropes, taking with them the stools and buckets.
For a brief several seconds she had an unobstructed view of her lover.
His seconds had crawled out through the ropes, taking the canvas stool with them.
It watched the toll of the seconds in tense silence, and through this silence the voice of Roberts rose exultantly:
Some seconds of a Pascal or a Newton are more precious than the whole existence of a crowd of raw simpletons "
That Nicholl is not a man," exclaimed Michel; "he is a chronometer with seconds, an escape, and eight holes.
With the second, the slave-morality, the case is different.
On the other hand, he believed that the second or slave-morality, where it became paramount, led to degeneration, because it was passive and defensive, wanting merely to keep those who practised it alive.
In the case of the photographic plate, the first group is the plate as dealt with by physics, the second the aspect of the heavens which it photographs.
The second engineer was falling foul of the stokers for letting the steam go down.
Snodgrass to act as his second, and depicted the danger in glowing terms, that gentleman might possibly communicate the intelligence to Mr.