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said the Swallow, who liked to come to the point at once, and the Reed made him a low bow.
His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little Swallow was filled with pity.
Well, the wish came true, and he didn't swallow one of them.
And as your wish, being granted, proves you did not swallow the pill, it is also plain that you suffered no pain.
The maiden had to get hold of it secretly and then swallow it herself, for the old witch wanted to have it.
But the swallow said she had been to that country many times and would show them how to get there.
And the very first thing I'm going to do is to ask you to swallow these little white pills for me.
But just swallow these little pills for me, please, and we'll see what THEY'LL do.
Some folks can swallow anything," said Aunt Em, "but to me this seems too much like taking medicine.
Their usefulness did not depend on making the patient swallow substances for the most part harmful (the harm was scarcely perceptible, as they were given in small doses), but they were useful, necessary, and indispensable because they satisfied a mental need of the invalid and of those who loved her- and that is why there are, and always will be, pseudo-healers, wise women, homeopaths, and allopaths.
We don't want him to swallow anything," Sylvie explained.
Preternatural terrors rested upon the Hebrews, when under the feet of Korah and his company the live ground opened and swallowed them up for ever; yet not a modern sun ever sets, but in precisely the same manner the live sea swallows up ships and crews.