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Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
To think,” said the younger Englishwoman to her sister, “of this wee mite travelling about in an open motor!
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The water suggested the fear that he must be nearing the open sea, and he became supernaturally grave.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
In such conditions many kinds which do not flourish very freely in the open garden, grow into handsome specimens.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT

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