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And he took another swallow of the brandy, shaking his great fair head like a man who looks forward to the worst.
It's a very simple game; all you have to do is to tell the story of the worst action of your life.
But I really don't know which of my actions is the worst," said the lively actress.
Besides you needn't be afraid, Gania; everybody knows what your worst action is without the need of any lying on your part.
You see, I've been a bit of a fool again, and put my name to a bill, and now it comes to paying; and your mother has got to part with her savings, that's the worst of it, and even they won't quite make things even.
I was sorry for Ginger, but of course I knew very little then, and I thought most likely she made the worst of it; however, I found that as the weeks went on she grew much more gentle and cheerful, and had lost the watchful, defiant look that she used to turn on any strange person who came near her; and one day James said, "I do believe that mare is getting fond of me, she quite whinnied after me this morning when I had been rubbing her forehead.
The worst of it is, look at it which way one will, it still turns out that I was always the most to blame in everything.
What was worst of all for his relations was the fact that there was still a possibility of his having been picked up on the battlefield by the people of the place and that he might now be lying, recovering or dying, alone among strangers and unable to send news of himself.
By the expression of her father's face, not sad, not crushed, but angry and working unnaturally, she saw that hanging over her and about to crush her was some terrible misfortune, the worst in life, one she had not yet experienced, irreparable and incomprehensible- the death of one she loved.