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Half an hour later when Miss Polly, her face expressing stern duty in every line, climbed those stairs and entered Pollyanna's room, she was greeted with a burst of eager enthusiasm.
"Nevertheless I think it is my duty to see that you are properly instructed in at least the rudiments of music.
I can't be told to my face that I have failed to do my duty by Blanche.
"Nobody shall relieve me of a duty that I have once undertaken!" retorted Lady Lundie.
"You tried to be funny about joy and duty," said Miss Dearborn reprovingly; "so of course you didn't succeed."
"Joy and Duty" had been the inspiring subject given to the older children for a theme to be written in five minutes.
"If Leslie had asked you if anything could be done for him, THEN it might be your duty to tell her what you really thought.
Pierre says everybody is suffering, tortured, and being corrupted, and that it is our duty to help our neighbor.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
By conscience and courage, by deeds of devotion and daring, he soon commended himself to his fellows and his officers; and it was to these qualities and to some knowledge of the country that he owed his selection for his present perilous duty at the extreme outpost.
"The duty!" repeated the woman, with an incredulous smile; "monsieur, you are not so young as to pay any duty on a pocket-handkerchief!
"It is of you I am thinking--there lies my first duty. The captain has brought this condition upon himself, so why then should I risk subjecting my wife to unthinkable horrors in a probably futile attempt to save him from his own brutal folly?
Hardly a week later, Duty presented itself in his study under the disguise of Fred Vincy, now returned from Omnibus College with his bachelor's degree.
When he comes into a house, they say he's sure to find summut wrong, and begin a-calling 'em as soon as he crosses th' doorstuns: but maybe he thinks it his duty like to tell 'em what's wrong.
The baby is left to an old woman whose duty it is to look after babies collectively.