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If I wasn't too old for such things, I'd rather like to play it over again," said Amy, who began to talk of renouncing childish things at the mature age of twelve.
Pontellier what she would like to hear me play," she requested of Robert.
As soon as he came into the yard he walked very softly, and the ladies-in-waiting were so busy counting the kisses and seeing fair play that they never noticed the Emperor.
If I must give my opinion, I have always thought it the most insipid play in the English language.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
Then he called to the miser, and said, 'Tell us now, you vagabond, where you got that gold, or I shall play on for your amusement only,'
Genial courtesy rather than strict attention to the rules had been the leading characteristics of their play till his arrival.
Don't you know that I've forbidden you to play that idiotic game?
My own garden is my own garden," said the Giant; "any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself.
Well, you'd better not play," Dolokhov added, and springing a new pack of cards said: "Bank, gentlemen
As a rule when we play the wit at first flows free, but on this occasion I strode to the crease in an almost eerie silence.
You may play at jetan for a princess of Helium, but though you may win the match, never may you claim the reward.