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So I took the gun and went up a piece into the woods, and was hunting around for some birds when I see a wild pig; hogs soon went wild in them bottoms after they had got away from the prairie farms.
It fell into the street and was instantly broken into a thousand pieces.
Then the youth told him of the piece of good luck that had befallen him, and asked him for the hand of his beautiful daughter.
It seemed that the blind ignorance and stupidity of those little pieces had betrayed him.
Before making the final separation from the piece, she delivered herself of her doubts.
It was a piece of an ice-floe melted down to a fragment, but still big enough to sink a ship, and floating lower than any raft, right in our way, as if ambushed among the waves with murderous intent.
A second ten-gulden piece did we lose, and then I put down a third.
And the poet rummaged in his pocket, and drew out a piece of brass, oblong, quadrangular, about a line in thickness, and an inch and a half in length.
The three pieces are included in the present collection, so the reader can judge for himself what pretensions they possess to be by the author of "The Raven.
I'll tell you what, husband,' answered the woman, 'early tomorrow morning we will take the children out into the forest to where it is the thickest; there we will light a fire for them, and give each of them one more piece of bread, and then we will go to our work and leave them alone.
He thought it was a piece of floating paper, perhaps part of the kite, and wondered idly how long it would take to drift ashore.
I sometimes put Grandmother Gnit together myself, because I know her so well I can tell every piece that belongs to her.