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The little girl stood on tip-toe and picked one of the nicest and biggest lunch-boxes, and then she sat down upon the ground and eagerly opened it.
"You can't prove he picked the six-leaved clover, so you've no right to accuse him of it.
"Picks is the thing, moral or no moral; and as for me, I don't care shucks for the morality of it, nohow.
They were all hard at work, talking and laughing as they picked. They sat on chairs, on stools, on boxes, with their baskets by their sides, and some stood by the bin throwing the hops they picked straight into it.
So while they grow they cannot be said to really live, and they must be picked before they can become good citizens."
"From the grass roots down," he muttered in an awestricken voice, as he swung his pick into the yielding surface.
We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph."
One of the others commenced to ply his pick to the ground.
Or even if it had been dark a practiced hand would have felt by the rein that there was something wrong in the step, and they would have got down and picked out the stone.
The window frame was filled with pots of flowers, and she sat and picked the dry leaves from a rose geranium.
Then the iron of the picks struck upon the hard bed of the soil; a kind of rock formed of petrified shells, very dry, very solid, and which the picks could with difficulty penetrate.
With a growl the ape-man picked up a fallen branch and hurled it at the skulking brute.