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You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Few people, I think, realize that, and fewer still realize the reasonable consequences of that.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.
He made me think of an old time magician more than anything, and I felt that with a touch of his wand he could transform us all.
He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.
There was a lathe near the spot where David Arden stood, and shavings and splinters under his feet.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU

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