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The boon I crave is that you will place it in my hands and let me die still grasping it.
I crave to remind you, noble Thane,'' he said, that when we last parted, you promised, for the service I had the fortune to render you, to grant me a boon.
This fortune was a great boon to him; for, though he might have made millions of dollars by exploiting two or three of his chemical discoveries relative to new processes of dyeing, it was always repugnant to him to use for his own private gain the wonderful gift of invention he had received from nature.
Now some of the men prayed a little for mercy, but the captain did but salute the king, calling him "Father," and craving a boon before he died.
That passionate breast no longer asked for life; but for one boon it craved: to see Peter show bad form before it was cold forever.