troubling


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My dear fellow," said Herbert, "let the near prospect of our separation - for, it is very near - be my justification for troubling you about yourself.
He would soon have been up with the hounds again, when the fatal accident happened; and hence he was between eager riders in advance, not troubling themselves about what happened behind them, and far-off stragglers, who were as likely as not to pass quite aloof from the line of road in which Wildfire had fallen.
Well," he said, without troubling himself as to whether their conversation attracted attention or not, "what do you think of me now?
The captain, who had so long been a cause of so much discomfort, was gone where the wicked cease from troubling.