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But only think of his inventing this machine," interposed one of the workmen, rather unluckily.
Rose was a Catholic Agnes, incapable of inventing even one of the wiles of Moliere's Agnes.
After waiting at home every morning for a fortnight, and inventing every evening a fresh excuse for her, the visitor did at last appear; but the shortness of her stay, and yet more, the alteration of her manner would allow Jane to deceive herself no longer.
He saw clearly that if he took Jacob himself, his absence, conjoined with the disappearance of the stranger, would either cause the conviction that he was really a relative, or would oblige him to the dangerous course of inventing a story to account for his disappearance, and his own absence at the same time.
It must do the heads of the family a great deal of good to force all the poor housemaids and footmen to leave business and pleasure, and say their prayers here twice a day, while they are inventing excuses themselves for staying away.
The Comtesse de Soissons interrupted the narrator: "Confess, count, you are inventing.
Why do you delight in trying to deceive me by inventing such cynical speeches?
As he recovered his breath he was inventing a beautifully plausible tale of his relations to some scullion, and at the same time keeping a keen eye on and a little under the Chaplain's left arm-pit.
Perhaps, father," said Annie, without showing much interest in the question, "Owen is inventing a new kind of timekeeper.
He stated generally that there were some young gentlemen very clever in inventing new ways of getting rid of their time and their money.
Indeed, his mood was infectious, for I lay tossing half the night myself, brooding over this strange problem, and inventing a hundred theories, each of which was more impossible than the last.
They seem only to exist so that cats and dogs may gain credit for killing them and chemists make a fortune by inventing specialties in poison for their destruction.