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The first thing required for the machine," said he, "is a body big enough to carry the entire party.
The first thing I've got to do,' said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, `is to grow to my right size again; and the second thing is to find my way into that lovely garden.
But after knowing you even for this short time, I knew you were quite the opposite of that, and I remembered that the first thing you had done on coming into the money had been to offer me half, so the information that you were the Lord Dawlish whom I had been hating did not affect me.
The first thing you want in a new country, is a patent office; then work up your school system; and after that, out with your paper.
Now between you and me, I wouldn't give a for all the Latin that was ever jabbered; and the first thing I calculate to do when I get through, is to just sit down and forget it.
He boasts about it to this day, and has the hour to a syllable as if the first thing he ever did was to look at the clock.
The first thing to do when a trail ceases to explain itself is to cast forward without leaving, your own confusing foot-marks on the ground.
Two days later Don Quixote got up, and the first thing he did was to go and look at his books, and not finding the room where he had left it, he wandered from side to side looking for it.
Then I presented to them the people I had brought with me, particularly the tailor, the smith, and the two carpenters, all of them most necessary people; but, above all, my general artificer, than whom they could not name anything that was more useful to them; and the tailor, to show his concern for them, went to work immediately, and, with my leave, made them every one a shirt, the first thing he did; and, what was still more, he taught the women not only how to sew and stitch, and use the needle, but made them assist to make the shirts for their husbands, and for all the rest.
To find them, however, I had to light my candles, when the first thing I saw was the havoc my marauder had left behind him.
Poyser, as he stood in the open doorway; "they're all i' the meadow; but Martin's sure to be in afore long, for they're leaving the hay cocked to-night, ready for carrying first thing to-morrow.
There is no danger of your not being intelligible, which is the first thing.

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