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Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.
They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.
The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.
What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD

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