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Gladly I undertook a post which would bring me into close touch with the men.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The poor devil willingly undertook to deliver it, and the marshal, as directed, caused the bearer to receive a hearty flogging.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
One of the cyclists, evidently to show his dexterity, undertook to cut around us by running across the tramway tracks.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
My father undertook to lead the way, and he succeeded in opening the road for the rest.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Captain Graham being too unwell to venture out of the ship himself, he therefore undertook to nurse the invalid for me.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Johnnie didn't see it, but then he failed to see the profitable object in a great many things that Scattergood undertook.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Nicholas Rubinstein undertook to play it; yet, in spite of the wonderful rendering of the piece, it had very little success.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
All that was necessary was that his energy should take a proper direction, and a proper direction Paterson undertook to give.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Shower undertook to prove that the letters patent to which Somers had put the Great Seal were illegal.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Mme. Baudoyer undertook his education, deciding he would do for a son-in-law.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE

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