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If my offence is unintentional, the law has no cognizance of unintentional offences: you ought to have taken me privately, and warned and admonished me; for if I had been better advised, I should have left off doing what I only did unintentionally--no doubt I should; but you would have nothing to say to me and refused to teach me.
Such nonsense, Meletus, could only have been intended by you to make trial of me.
I saw him once or twice look at me very strangely; and he has certainly been a long time out of the room."
For the first time, the terrible question confronts me: The doctor's opinion on my case has been given very positively.
At the same time, if that awful night hadn't changed everything, I should have behaved just like any other stupidly and properly brought-up young woman--waited and hoped and made an idiot of myself whenever you were around, and in the end, I suppose, been disappointed.
"There hasn't been any one who cared for so many years--not all my life.
There have been times when men have performed miracles.
The glass which Felix had been in the act of raising to his lips lay shattered upon the floor, and a little stream of wine trickled across the carpet.
"If you had been his own boy and he had been a slapping sort of man," said Mary, "he would have slapped you."
In its happy days flowers had been tucked away into every inch and hole and corner.
"'It has certainly been a hard day,' said little Hans to himself as he was going to bed, 'but I am glad I did not refuse the Miller, for he is my best friend, and, besides, he is going to give me his wheelbarrow.'
"Poor little Hans was very anxious to go and work in his garden, for his flowers had not been watered for two days, but he did not like to refuse the Miller, as he was such a good friend to him.
And if I've been crying lately, it's that my mother's heart had a foreboding of trouble.
She was sitting alone, plunged in deep thought, and looked as though she had been waiting a long time.
I am aware that within this disintegrating body which has been dying since I was born I carry a skeleton, that under the rind of flesh which is called my face is a bony, noseless death's head.