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He was not serving Norah's interests when he went to his death: he was serving mine.
They turned into the wine-shop, which was closed (for it was midnight), and where Madame Defarge immediately took her post at her desk, counted the small moneys that had been taken during her absence, examined the stock, went through the entries in the book, made other entries of her own, checked the serving man in every possible way, and finally dismissed him to bed.
I am the umble instrument of umbly serving him, and he puts me on an eminence I hardly could have hoped to reach.
THE wind, serving us to a desire, now hauled into the west.
Children of the Camp are we, Serving each in his degree; Children of the yoke and goad, Pack and harness, pad and load.
A real machine; well, I don't mind serving a machine.
You are already, since you fear to compromise yourself in serving me.
But men of Nottingham Town knew more of Robin Hood and his doings than the Sheriff did, and many laughed to think of serving a warrant upon the bold outlaw, knowing well that all they would get for such service would be cracked crowns; so that no one came forward to take the matter in hand.
Then of his warrant, and of the fourscore angels he was to gain for serving it upon Robin Hood.
Anna Pavlovna was obviously serving him up as a treat to her guests.
Having no longer the motive of serving and protecting her, Alban must, nevertheless, have taken the journey to Northumberland.
He never grew used to my being there, stared at me continually (sometimes, I could have thought, with terror), and more than once drew back from my hand when I was serving him.