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In this world, even as children, we must accustom ourselves to eat of everything, for we never know what life may hold in store for us
Yes; I haven't had anything to eat since last night's supper," she exclaimed.
Some diners have wine too upon the table, and in the pauses of thinking what a divine mystery dinner is, they eat.
Well, a fowl, fish, game, -- it signifies little, so that I eat.
that a man should eat a newly murdered thing of the sea, and eat it too by its own light.
Later, when he had grown more formidable, he wanted to eat the hawk.
By to-morrow morning," the boy went on, "we must go where there is something to eat, or we shall grow very hungry and become very unhappy.
It is amusing to see boys eat when you have not got to pay for it.
Then the criminal orders meat and drink to be brought out, they eat and drink together, he asks a formal pardon, which is not granted at first; however, the husband forgives first one part of the debt, and then another, till at length the whole is remitted.
We are quite solid inside our bodies, and have no need to eat, any more than does a potato.
Not only did the habit of a lifetime prompt him to eat it raw, but the craving of his palate as well; for to him cooked flesh was spoiled flesh when compared with the rich and juicy meat of a fresh, hot kill.
And they had pineapples and mangoes and honey and all sorts of good things to eat and drink.