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There's a good deal of money made in snatching their bags and parcels, and running round the corner.
When it became noised abroad in Avonlea that Anne Shirley had given up the idea of going to college and intended to stay home and teach there was a good deal of discussion over it.
It takes a good deal of time and I am glad people can talk without stoping to spell.
One day, when there was a good deal of kicking, my mother whinnied to me to come to her, and then she said:
He was a limp, delicate-looking gentleman, I thought, with a good deal of nose, and a way of carrying his head on one side, as if it were a little too heavy for him.
Therefore I was all the more surprised when she added, with her soft, venerable quaver, "You may have as many rooms as you like--if you will pay a good deal of money.
If the judge had stopped with bare assertion, it would have had a good deal of effect; but he made the mistake of trying to prove his position.
Aunt Sally she was busy getting the children ready for bed; so by and by it got dull and tedious, and me and Tom took a turn in the moonlight, and fetched up in the watermelon-patch and et one, and had a good deal of talk.
I want her to play and sing with some portion of taste and a good deal of assurance, as she has my hand and arm and a tolerable voice.
There was a good deal of laughing and kissing and explaining, in the simple, loving fashion which makes these home festivals so pleasant at the time, so sweet to remember long afterward, and then all fell to work.
I PAID three pennies for my breakfast, and a most extravagant price it was, too, seeing that one could have breakfasted a dozen persons for that money; but I was feeling good by this time, and I had always been a kind of spendthrift anyway; and then these people had wanted to give me the food for nothing, scant as their provision was, and so it was a grateful pleasure to emphasize my appreciation and sincere thankfulness with a good big financial lift where the money would do so much more good than it would in my helmet, where, these pennies being made of iron and not stinted in weight, my half-dollar's worth was a good deal of a burden to me.
There was a good deal of ferrying, as you hear; the sea in all this part running deep into the mountains and winding about their roots.