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The little one was shy, for all her busy interest in everything going on, and it was not easy to tame her.
The servants were getting a meal ready under an oak, for they had sacrificed a great ox, and were busy cutting him up, while the women were making a porridge of much white barley for the labourers' dinner.
Farebrother might have been inclined to smile if his mind had not been too busy in imagining more than Fred told him.
Shaw had been so busy getting rich, that he had not found time to teach his children to love him; he was more at leisure now, and as his boy and girls grew up, he missed something.
Very busy and very happy were Rose's days now, for in the morning she went about the house with Aunt Plenty attending to linen-closets and store-rooms, pickling and preserving, exploring garret and cellar to see that all was right, and learning, in the good old-fashioned manner, to look well after the ways of the household.
I was busy getting exercise and learning how to fight, busy learning forwardness, and brass and bluff.
For fourteen years Caxton lived a busy life, translating, editing, and printing.
Oh, he is sweeping out the barracks," replied one of the generals, who was busy eating a leg of a turkey.
She remained as busy as ever with her work--too busy to look at him; too busy to speak to him.
I have been busy,' I said, for an apology was evidently demanded.
He who has been denied the spectacle of a busy Manhattan broker during a rush of business is handicapped for the profession of anthropology.
Oh, no, I'm not at all busy," answered Varenka, but at that moment she had to leave her new friends because two little Russian girls, children of an invalid, ran up to her.