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said Christie, forcing herself to smile at her sister's animation.
As one of her nearest kindred, she had naturally betaken herself to Hepzibah, with no idea of forcing herself on her cousin's protection, but only for a visit of a week or two, which might be indefinitely extended, should it prove for the happiness of both.
Beg pardon; of course, only a joke, you know," said Haley, forcing a laugh.
The next day and the day after, he hung about the court-room, drawn by an al- most irresistible impulse to go in, but forcing himself to stay out.
Forcing herself to speak, therefore, in the hope of putting it by, she calmly said,