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But more—he realised that the missing part of her was now astir, touched into life by another, and a younger, man.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Everybody was astir early about the Norwood and Drew places in Roselawn that next morning.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Something was astir somewhere, and before long the Esperanza's crew knew what was the matter.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
When he awoke the smugglers were astir, and the women were bending over the fire, busy in preparing breakfast.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Monday morning dawned, and the great prison with its twelve hundred captives was again astir.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The day came in warm and pleasant down in the Thoroughfare, and the boys were early astir.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
Joseph, less iron-nerved than the great big-game hunter, was awake and astir with the dawn.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
In the small hours of Sunday morning, when the camp was astir in the darkness, a rifle-shot rang out quite close to me.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
Before dawn had broken, the clear bugle notes of reveille sounded and set the camp astir.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
Before daylight they were all astir, and set off at once on the journey through the forest, Matava guiding them.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY

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