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I asked him to go on and wait for me at the entrance, for I wanted to say something to the nurse.
And another time a whole school of porpoises came dancing through the waves; and they too asked Polynesia if this was the ship of the fa- mous doctor.
A long time passed before I asked for them, for I would not put him to any greater straits to return them than he was in when I lent them to him; but thinking he was growing careless about payment I asked for them once and several times; and not only will he not give them back, but he denies that he owes them, and says I never lent him any such crowns; or if I did, that he repaid them; and I have no witnesses either of the loan, or the payment, for he never paid me; I want your worship to put him to his oath, and if he swears he returned them to me I forgive him the debt here and before God.
asked Diksey, winking nineteen times at the nineteen girls, who demurely cast down their eyes because their father was looking.
I replied; and even if they are not, but only appear to be so to the person who is asked, ought he not to say what he thinks, whether you and I forbid him or not?
asked Laurie, for Beth was his especial pet, and he felt more anxious about her than he liked to show.
asked the scientist in a whisper, as the man went on.
He nodded assent, and pulled out his thief-dreaded watch, and asked me where I was going to dine?
The leave of absence Monsieur has asked for," replied the lackey.
Nor was it from caprice we asked the question, for there is a wounded and dying man who demands the succor of the church.
asked Dorothy, noticing that the child was clasped in her arms and seemed sleeping peacefully.
Aynesworth asked with a smile, "you have permission, I suppose?