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'Dear me,' said the prim man in the cloth boots, 'it is a very extraordinary circumstance.'
'So am I,' responded the prim man, 'because I know it would have afforded so much amusement.
The prim man arrived at this point just as the glasses came back, when Mr.
Otherwise, I must expect the crushing criticism, "Well, I dare say it 's all very prim and proper, but it is n't a bit like us," and never hope to arrive at the distinction of finding the covers of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" the dirtiest in the library.
The still feebly flickering ashes in the grate, and the row of prim ornaments on the mantelpiece, were surely harmless enough.
But in so prim a garden, where they were not to go off the paved walks, there was not a great choice of sport.
If you wanted to go the field's length, the field's length you'd go; and there was no whipping you, for you looked as prim and innicent as a daisy all the while."
"Oh, no, sir, I don't mean to say what's ill-natured at all," said Nancy, looking distractingly prim and pretty.