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How such a topsy-turvy scene ever came to be tolerated in the colonel's office, of all places, was afterward a puzzle in the memory of many, including the colonel.
The photograph only served to puzzle the girl still more, for it was evidently another likeness of the same man whose picture rested in the locket beside that of the beautiful young woman.
Having failed in those days to discover why I was driven from the garden, I suppose I ceased to be enamoured of myself, as of some dull puzzle, and then perhaps the whimsicalities began to collect unnoticed.
That's when they get so dreadfully mixed, and it's a hard puzzle to put them together again.
I wouldn't puzzle the poor people with my eloquence for the world.
WHEN we are little, there are many things we cannot understand; we puzzle about them a good deal perhaps, and then we ask questions.
But the puzzle has a real difficulty latent under it, to which Socrates will endeavour to find a reply.
He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.
He could curl up and look at the pictures in the strange things which were books, he could puzzle out the printed word he had learned to read without knowledge of the spoken language it represented, he could live in a wonderful world of which he had no knowledge beyond the covers of his beloved books.
This applause of the "rebel" air in a Northern city does puzzle a little; but it is not insolvable.
It took me no little while to puzzle it out, but I finally discovered that it was because I was more luckily born than he--"gentleman born," he put it.
He passes a puzzle out to everybody, and they spend all their lives tryin' to work it out They all get stuck.