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The show being over, the flutter in the air became quite a little storm, and the precious little bells went ringing downstairs.
You were very naughty, and it is hard to forgive the loss of her precious little book, but I think she might do it now, and I guess she will, if you try her at the right minute," said Meg.
There 's precious little masking nowadays; wish there was a little more sometimes," added Tom, thinking of several blooming damsels whose beseeching eyes had begged him not to leave them to wither on the parent stem.
I was standing alone before the fire, when Dora came stealing softly in, to give me that usual precious little kiss before I went.
At length her eyes were lifted up to mine, and she stood on tiptoe to give me, more thoughtfully than usual, that precious little kiss - once, twice, three times - and went out of the room.
I do give them a look-in forward every now and then, but it's precious little I can do for them.
I'm a sick-nurse; and I am here nursing your sister, with whom, between you and me, there is precious little the matter.
exclaimed the red-nosed passenger, with extreme satisfaction, "and that he has precious little in the luggage van
What is it about our precious little darlings, and the precious teachers, that makes them unable to leave the house?
What is about our precious little darlings, and the precious teachers, that makes them unable to leave the house.
They are hiding behind parliamentary power grabs to avoid scrutiny Jeremy Corbyn Mentally deranged behaviour North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacks President Trump Precious little food, too much coffee, too little proper sleep and too many blackcurrant eclairs How former Tory MP Sir Teddy Taylor, who has just died, explained his collapse in the Commons Chamber in 1969
These families have precious little time and do not need the added stress of travel and time lost with a precious little one.