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When my sister found that Biddy was very quick to understand her, this mysterious sign reappeared on the slate. Biddy looked thoughtfully at it, heard my explanation, looked thoughtfully at my sister, looked thoughtfully at Joe (who was always represented on the slate by his initial letter), and ran into the forge, followed by Joe and me.
Alice could see, as well as if she were looking over their shoulders, that all the jurors were writing down `stupid things!' on their slates, and she could even make out that one of them didn't know how to spell `stupid,' and that he had to ask his neighbour to tell him.
Then they sat together, with a slate before them, and Tom gave Becky the pencil and held her hand in his, guiding it, and so created another surprising house.
Hester Dethridge wrote on her slate: "Miss Blanche."
Her praise cheered Phebe immensely, and they went bravely on, both getting so interested that time flew unheeded till Aunt Plenty appeared, exclaiming, as she stared at the two heads bent over one slate
Jones had drunk a glass of toddy, he brought forth from its secret place his proper journal, and, seating himself by the table, he prepared to transfer the contents of the slate to the paper, at the same time that he appeased his curiosity.
The slate comes into requisition again, but the word he wants to write he cannot remember.
Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert's head and cracked it--slate not head--clear across.
We were laughing over it when all of a sudden his eye was on us, and he ordered Susie to bring up her slate. She was parrylized with fright, but she went, and oh, what do you think he did?
His magnanimity took me by the throat; without a word I led him to the one window looking inward upon sloping slates and level leads.
Like its master, it was entirely devoid of hair, but was of a dark slate color and exceeding smooth and glossy.
He made up his mind to climb right to the top, and get out on the slates, and try to catch sparrows.