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If this event is to cause another event, the two will have to be contiguous in time; for if there is any interval between them, something may happen during that interval to prevent the expected effect.
It may happen in any particular instance that A is ALWAYS followed by B, but we cannot know this, since we cannot foresee all the perfectly possible circumstances that might make the sequence fail, or know that none of them will actually occur.
George Emerson happened to be a few paces away, looking at her across the spot where the man had been.
"For something tremendous has happened; I must face it without getting muddled.
They wrote many letters asking if the Historian did not know of some adventures to write about that had happened before the Land of Oz was shut out from all the rest of the world.
I suppose Dinah'll be sending me on messages next!' And she began fancying the sort of thing that would happen: `"Miss Alice!
`I know SOMETHING interesting is sure to happen,' she said to herself,
The tragic wonder will thee be greater than if they happened of themselves or by accident; for even coincidences are most striking when they have an air of design.
The same thing happened the second and third night: so the king ordered his head to be cut off.
That never happened before.' But the eldest said, 'It is only our princes, who are shouting for joy at our approach.'
I beg you, Natalie," Prince Andrew said with sudden seriousness- "I am going away and heaven knows what may happen. You may cease to...
"Whatever trouble may come," Prince Andrew continued, "I beg you, Mademoiselle Sophie, whatever may happen, to turn to him alone for advice and help!
He was no sooner informed of what had happened, than he cursed Blifil for a pitiful malicious rascal; and then immediately stripping off his coat he applied himself to climbing the tree to which the bird escaped.
Then suddenly something happened,--I do not know what, to this day.
There was never any telling what might happen, for with live things events were somehow always happening differently.