Marie Celeste

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Marie Celeste

A place, location, or high-occupancy vehicle (especially a ship) that is inexplicably deserted or abandoned. An allusion to the Mary Celeste, an American merchant brigantine that was discovered floating off the Azores Islands in 1872 with no one on board and still in seaworthy condition. (Note: The variant spelling of "Marie" is the more common usage for the idiomatic reference, likely due to its use in a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.) We came upon a house in the woods, empty as the Marie Celeste, but left otherwise untouched.
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I told them how unhappy Marie was, and after a while they stopped their abuse of her, and let her go by silently.
Very soon after that they all became fond of Marie, and at the same time they began to develop the greatest affection for myself.
Everyone discovered now that the little ones had taken to being fond of Marie, and their parents were terribly alarmed; but Marie was so happy.
When we left her, Marie used to relapse at once into her old condition, and sit with closed eyes and motionless limbs.
For two days the children looked after her, and then, when the village people got to know that Marie was really dying, some of the old women came and took it in turns to sit by her and look after her a bit.
and Marie no sooner caught sight of, or heard them, and she became quite animated at once, and, in spite of the old women, would try to sit up and nod her head and smile at them, and thank them.
Next morning they came and told me that Marie was dead.
A charming woman was that Marie Michon," resumed Athos, "one of those wild creatures who are constantly conceiving the strangest ideas.
Ambroise, and I repeat, Marie Michon was an adorable creature.
And therefore Marie came seeking hospitality from the guest of the good abbe and not from the good abbe himself.
upon my word," said she, "it is very droll, and that mad Marie Michon fared better than she expected.
Yes, but he couldn't understand what it meant, for he had spent that night with a dying person and Marie Michon had left his house before his return.
You must know, monsieur, that Marie Michon, when she returned to France in 1643, immediately sought for information about that child; as a fugitive she could not take care of it, but on her return she wished to have it near her.
Ah," murmured Athos, kissing her hand, "had I only sooner known that Marie Michon was so charming a creature
amp;nbsp;Rose Marie, Star of Broadway, Film, and TV (The Dick Van Dyke Show / The Doris Day Show / Hollywood Squares) has passed at the age of 94," the post read.