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I wasn't asleep,' he said in a hoarse, feeble voice: `I heard every word you fellows were saying.
So she opened the door gently, and seeing the two little ducklings sound asleep, she there and then killed them.
Before falling asleep she asked, even implored, me not to say a word to any one, even her mother, about her sleep-walking adventure.
And Milady went to bed and fell asleep with a smile upon her lips.
While the coachman and a servant were replacing the wheel, the lady and gentleman sheltered themselves beneath the maple-trees, and there espied the bubbling fountain, and David Swan asleep beside it.
Now for the first time he FELT that he was asleep and dreaming.
Her eyes closed in spite of herself and she forgot where she was and fell among the poppies, fast asleep.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.
He lay on his back limply, as though all the strength had gone out of his limbs, and presently I saw that he had fallen asleep.
As he fell asleep he had still been thinking of the subject that now always occupied his mind- about life and death, and chiefly about death.
I returned to my chair to think, and at last he fell asleep with his face to the wall, but even then I stood many times at the door, listening.
Then all these recollections began to grow confused and got mixed in his head, and he fell asleep.