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He has been only an hour in the house, and I have not been able to learn particulars, for he is so very low that I have not the heart to ask questions, but I hope we shall soon know all.
It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her, even if I did ask questions.
At first, Sir Nathaniel seemed disposed to ask questions, but shortly gave this up when he recognised that the narration was concise and self-explanatory.
Presently Phebe seemed to think it was her turn to ask questions, and said, wistfully
I have not come here, madam, to ask questions about your son," I answered.
Then, lackeys who ask questions inspire less mistrust than masters, and meet with more sympathy among those to whom they address themselves.
Every one crowded round them to ask questions, and to hear the story of their mishaps; and even the squaw of the moody half-breed, Pierre Dorion, forgot the sternness of his domestic rule, and the conjugal discipline of the cudgel, in her joy at his safe return.
But after she had been told that she could not see him, that he was seriously wounded but that his life was not in danger, she ceased to ask questions or to speak at all, evidently disbelieving what they told her, and convinced that say what she might she would still be told the same.
Tip seized the basket eagerly and began to eat, following for a time the strange girl without bothering to ask questions.
The doctor, a very young man, began to ask questions about Helen.
But he knew that by the etiquette of the race course it was not merely impossible for him to see the horse, but improper even to ask questions about him.
It is not within your rights to ask questions or to require any explanation as to anything which Lucille is required to do by us.