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But mindful of the black girl's commands, he dared not spare the little creature's life, and taking another arrow from his quiver he laid it as dead as the boar and the hare.
Save for that sound we lay quite still in the scullery; I for my part scarce dared breathe, and sat with my eyes fixed on the faint light of the kitchen door.
So they dared no longer hide the truth from her, but said it was the will of Heaven, and that her birth was only the innocent cause of it; but the little girl mourned sadly about it every day, and thought herself bound to do all she could to bring her brothers back; and she had neither rest nor ease, till at length one day she stole away, and set out into the wide world to find her brothers, wherever they might be, and free them, whatever it might cost her.
Josie's triumph being rather more pronounced than good taste permitted, Anne Shirley dared her to walk along the top of the board fence which bounded the garden to the east.
But what would you have done, Marilla, if you had been dared to walk a ridgepole?
I received her as politely as I could, because I think she was sorry she dared me to walk a ridgepole.
He believed this threadbare scrubber of the Revolution, and yet he dared not believe.
I held out my hand: I dared not speak lest my emotion should overmaster me.
I trembled to clasp her in my arms, but dared not believe in so much joy, and yet restrained myself to say, -
They wouldn't have dared to do it, love,' responded the lady.
But there was a terrible dread weighing on his mind, so terrible that he dared not even ask the question which might bring the fatal "yes"; he dared not ask the surgeon or Mr.