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I'll not ask him about his hands," he thought, touched by the memory of the terror he had seen in the man's eyes.
They're not here to ask, and maybe they wouldn't mind a bit; it's only gingham after all, and wouldn't be so grand if it wasn't new, and hadn't tape trimming on it, and wasn't pink.
I ask you to sit near me," pursued Magdalen, "because I wish to speak to you on equal terms.
I don't ask you what you owe, because you don't know; and if you did know, you wouldn't tell me; you would say less.
All the same, I should like to take advantage of the fact that you have not yet turned Christine Daae out of doors by hearing her this evening in the part of Siebel, as that of Margarita has been forbidden her since her triumph of the other evening; and I will ask you not to dispose of my box to-day nor on the FOLLOWING DAYS, for I can not end this letter without telling you how disagreeably surprised I have been once or twice, to hear, on arriving at the Opera, that my box had been sold, at the box-office, by your orders.
I prayed him to forget her," she said, "but in vain; he threatened to do some desperate deed if I refused to go and ask your Majesty for the hand of the princess.
But as I know that it is a mark of prudence not to do by foul means what may be done by fair, I will ask these gentlemen, the guards and commissary, to be so good as to release you and let you go in peace, as there will be no lack of others to serve the king under more favourable circumstances; for it seems to me a hard case to make slaves of those whom God and nature have made free.
de Treville, or whether he should only ask him to give him CARTE BLANCHE for some secret affair.
I ask, as your unfortunate companion appeared to me to belong to the church.
So, if you will allow me to join your party, I will also go to the Emerald City and ask Oz to help me.
She told us that Blanche seemed a little better, and she went in to ask if she would see her husband.
No matter what he thought about, he always returned to these same questions which he could not solve and yet could not cease to ask himself.