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A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.
These words were uttered in a guarded whisper by a boy about seventeen years of age, to a great dog that stood by his side.
At the word of command, the dog crouched down, his whole body quivering with excitement.
Obviously a tremendous question arises here as to how a story should be found in Genesis xiv.
Through the beautiful, windy autumn days, he labored at his difficult task, the task of telling a story.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The interest of the story is now at an end; but much yet remains before the conclusion.

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