thankful


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Well, you've got no call to be prayin', any more than swearin', in the middle of the road," said Miranda; "but I'm thankful it's no worse.
Perhaps it means just what I mean when I want to shout out that I am thankful to the Magic.
I too had fallen into the old ways, only happy and thankful that he let me.
There were various opinions about Adam's speech: some of the women whispered that he didn't show himself thankful enough, and seemed to speak as proud as could be; but most of the men were of opinion that nobody could speak more straightfor'ard, and that Adam was as fine a chap as need to be.
Now do you lie down close by the child, and pretend to be watching it, and I will come out of the wood and run away with it; you must run after me as fast as you can, and I will let it drop; then you may carry it back, and they will think you have saved their child, and will be so thankful to you that they will take care of you as long as you live.
After a little more consideration and some backing and changing of the foot on which he rests, he mutters that he is "wery thankful.
He was thankful when eight o'clock struck and he could get up.
We are all very thankful for your bounty, but it won't do for us to take the landlord's grain," said a voice at the back of the crowd.
or shall I say we are all very sorry for what has happened during the last thirty years, and my daughters wish they had never been born; but since they have had that misfortune, they will be thankful for any trifle their grandpapa will be kind enough to bestow?
No, it's in your soul," answered Anne, thankful for the darkness, since gravity must be preserved in serious matters.
I'm thankful you're provided for with that scholarship, Anne.
It occurred to me to be thankful that Sara Ray was not with us.