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Satisfied by his scrutiny, my light limbed companion swung himself nimbly upon it, and twisting his legs round it in sailor fashion, slipped down eight or ten feet, where his weight gave it a motion not un-like that of a pendulum.
That is a mystery," remarked the hen, twisting her head to arrange her wing-feathers with her bill.
he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.