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That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
And since it had borne him thus far without mishap, I felt that Raffles was as good as down.
All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.
The eggs, allowing for all mishaps, will produce two hundred and fifty chickens.
Sometimes we had mishaps, as when one got stuck twice in succession in a five-handed game of Sancho Pedro for the drinks.
Many workmen, it is true, paid with their lives for the rashness inherent in these dangerous labors; but these mishaps are impossible to be avoided, and they are classed among the details with which the Americans trouble themselves but little.
That was the arrangement contrived to cover up the track of the information from all unfaithful eyes, from all indiscretions, from all mishaps and treacheries.
It was his custom to remark, in reference to any one of these occasions, that his soul had got into his head; and in this novel kind of intoxication many scrapes and mishaps befell him, which he had frequently concealed with no small difficulty from his worthy master.
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
He arrived without any mishap, and, having finished his business, set out on his return.
And yet he esteemed himself fortunate, as it seemed to him that this was a regular knight-errant's mishap, and entirely, he considered, the fault of his horse.
I alighted upon the soft moss easily and without mishap, and turning saw my enemies lined up along the further wall.