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I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
Off went the officers again, some distance to the front, and then back again to their men, and got them on a little further.
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.

WORD OF THE DAY

zeugmanoun | [zoog-muh ]SEE DEFINITION
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