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  • He has been here about an hour.
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  • She was an only child who had been very welcome.
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  • He swam to an island that was not far away.
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  • All dissensions are at an end!
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  • He wanted... needed an answer.
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  • What is an earthquake?
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  • It wasn't an easy decision.
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  • I have an appointment.
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  • From the garden it looked like an arbour.
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  • This was an odd way of proving something, for, as every one can readily see, it proved nothing.
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  • Almost anybody could rig up an old boat like that.
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  • Leave the tripod in my care until we get an answer.
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  • I also see the pace of problem solving—and change in general—accelerating at an astonishing rate.
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  • As the dance came to an end, she gazed up at him.
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  • He pulled away from her, propping up on an elbow as he studied her face.
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  • His attitude toward her did an about face so obvious that even Jonathan noticed.
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  • He looked more closely and saw that it was an ant.
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  • If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
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  • It has an air conditioner.
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  • Alex wasn't buying an heir.
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  • They fastened each of these wheels to the end of an iron rod which they passed through the boat from side to side.
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  • He is an excellent horseman, you know.
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  • To her surprise an unseen hand clutched her and held her suspended in the air.
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  • She snickered at the unintentional pun and Alex frowned, his gaze an unspoken question.
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  • I think you owe me an explanation.
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  • Was it an animal?
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  • So when we say, "The Internet is an electronic library," this is true.
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  • It's an easy job, like I expected.
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  • When Señor Medena introduced the girl as his daughter, Carmen caught her breath and looked at Alex for an explanation.
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  • His voice had an annoyed edge.
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  • There was not an ugly person in all the throng.
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  • He turned quickly and saw an eagle rising into the air with his moneybag in its claws.
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  • It was necessary to fight an unexpected battle at Smolensk to save our lines of communication.
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  • I was using my mother as an excuse.
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  • Others had flat noses, protruding eyes, and ears that were shaped like those of an elephant.
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  • And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
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  • She was still awake an hour later when Alex came through the door.
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  • Was this surrogacy actually an attempt to get an heir?
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  • His voice had an edge to it.
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  • Pierre suddenly saw an outlet for his excitement.
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  • Emerging from the bathroom an hour later half asleep, she put the new nightgown on and climbed into bed.
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  • An old Cat was in a fair way to kill all the Mice in the barn.
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  • They should be doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks.
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  • She had an interesting perspective, and she made him think about things differently.
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  • Alex wasn't paying a stranger to give him an heir.
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  • She rolled over and rose up on an elbow.
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  • She felt for his hand and knew an instant warm rush when she found it.
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  • He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
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  • This isn't an office.
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  • He hated it when she won an argument.
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  • Some of the Greeks said that an eagle caught him in her beak and carried him unharmed to the bottom.
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  • So they filled a small boat with the things that he would need the most--an ax, a hoe, a kettle, and some other things.
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  • It is a simple premise and yet, at the same time, an article of faith—a faith that the future would be better than the past.
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  • But about this time I had an experience which taught me that nature is not always kind.
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  • Prince Vasili always spoke languidly, like an actor repeating a stale part.
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  • On his way to the aunt he bowed to the little princess with a pleased smile, as to an intimate acquaintance.
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  • One of the old men nearest to him looked round, but his attention was immediately diverted by an exclamation at the other side of the table.
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  • He now felt ashamed of his speech with its constitutional tendency and sought an opportunity of effacing it.
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  • Napoleon having cut our armies apart advanced far into the country and missed several chances of forcing an engagement.
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  • Other than an infatuation with Josh before she met Alex, there had been no one else.
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  • In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
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  • She found Felipa and Destiny in the dining room where they were having an ice cream snack.
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  • Andrew threw out his hand and received an ugly gash across the knuckles.
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  • They knew that they were helpless before so strong an enemy.
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  • An old peasant whom Prince Andrew in his childhood had often seen at the gate was sitting on a green garden seat, plaiting a bast shoe.
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  • His face looked pale and he rode with an alien stiffness.
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  • Alex hesitantly put an arm around her waist, relaxing when she caressed his hand.
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  • He slid an arm under her and gently took her hand in his, planting a warm moist kiss in the center of the palm.
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  • An empty stomach made the experience less embarrassing.
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  • You mean an employee.
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  • He lifted an eyebrow.
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  • I don't think an admission they were dealing with a psychic or someone with supernatural abilities would sit well with their suit and necktie image.
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  • Directly facing the place where Jim had stopped was an arched opening leading to a broad stairway.
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  • We must put an end to this killing of lambs.
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  • One was Mr. Webster's horse; the other was an old gray nag with a lady's sidesaddle on its back.
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  • In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.
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  • And when we say, "The Internet is an electronic store," this is true.
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  • It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
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  • On the whole, I think that it cannot be maintained that dressing has in this or any country risen to the dignity of an art.
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  • It plays house, as well as horse, having an instinct for it.
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  • Here the conversation seemed interesting and he stood waiting for an opportunity to express his own views, as young people are fond of doing.
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  • With an incessant hum of voices the crowd advanced to the table.
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  • The doctor came out with an agitated face and said she could not enter.
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  • It made him angry just because the idea of marrying the gentle Princess Mary, who was attractive to him and had an enormous fortune, had against his will more than once entered his head.
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  • What's one to do? he asked, evidently expecting an answer.
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  • Do they resent that your father wants only a son for an heir?
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  • He put an arm around her waist and kissed her cheek.
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  • It should have been an exciting discovery.
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  • How had their conversation gone from an inquiry about money to a litmus test of their stay in Texas?
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  • Alex agreed, but he kept an eye on her.
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  • Princess had this birthing thing down to an art.
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  • I'll call an ambulance.
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  • He swung the car off the road and under an arch that read "Ambrosia Acres."
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  • You're an interesting woman, Lisa.
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  • There was no point making an issue of it.
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  • Then she clarified, an octave higher.
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  • Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
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  • Connie gave him an icy stare.
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  • You're an unusual female.
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  • He pulled an envelope from his pocket.
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  • He was rewarded with an adoring smile.
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  • Brandon stood, his tall form unfolding like an accordion until he towered over her again.
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  • An uncomfortable silence surrounded them for a while as Rachel diced tomatoes and Adrienne chopped the lettuce.
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  • Quinn had an I-told-you-so look on his face as he made a second sandwich and opened a beer.
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  • Martha's pending due date was an incentive to Betsy.
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  • We learned later, at first the police were suspicious of the parents as they couldn't believe someone could enter a small house with sleeping adults and two boys in an adjoining room, and not be heard.
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  • The girl tells an incredible story.
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  • Another portion he gave to an old servant who waited upon his grandfather.
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  • After my teacher, Miss Sullivan, came to me, I sought an early opportunity to lock her in her room.
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  • Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
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  • Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
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  • A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period.
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  • His excellency Prince Andrew himself gave me orders to move all the people away and not leave them with the enemy, and there is an order from the Tsar about it too.
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  • An adjutant came out and announced that everything was in readiness within.
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  • In addition to the assistance from the renters, the money finally gave her an income of her own, and the token independence that went with it.
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  • He pulled her close in an embrace, his lips warm against hers in response to her silent query.
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  • Large Mahogany doors swung into an entry graced with antique furnishings.
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  • Carmen refrained from looking at Alex or displaying the shock she felt at the introduction of two more siblings he had never mentioned - an entire family.
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  • In that moment of obvious joy, Alondra barely had an accent.
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  • She was relieved when an older gentleman cut in.
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  • Yet he too was an excellent dancer - or maybe everyone's dancing skills were so much better than hers that it only appeared so to her.
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  • His gaze dropped to her waist and an eyebrow shot up.
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  • At his disappointed expression, she gave herself an attitude adjustment.
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  • You would have had to tell me about an entire family you'd been hiding.
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  • An iced cake sat on the counter, decorating icing and tips beside it.
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  • Quint hesitated a moment, watching Lisa with an uncertain expression.
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  • Maybe Howard had been involved in an investigation.
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  • She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
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  • I tried to call you on your cell phone, but I didn't get an answer.
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  • One hand shot out in an instinctive search for anything to stop her fall.
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  • How will they feel about an unexpected guest?
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  • The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.
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  • I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
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  • The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life.
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  • A few minutes after they left, Felipa arrived with an older woman she introduced simply as Maria.
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  • Alex had invited her to look at his financial files any time she wanted, and yet it seemed an intrusion on his privacy.
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  • Of course, to an extent, she did.
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  • Consider it an advance until you get the package.
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  • It was an exciting prospect.
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  • He wasn't trying to be rude; he was merely fending off an uncomfortable subject.
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  • An instant later he suddenly backed toward the crowd of Mangaboos and kicked out his hind legs as hard as he could.
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  • In a short time they reached Corinth in safety, and the king sent an officer to bring the captain and his men to the palace.
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  • He put an arm around her shoulders.
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  • An idea flashed through her brain and left a frown on her face.
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  • I've staffed it with an ex San Francisco detective and a few other retired experts.
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  • I chastise myself for taking an undue risk, when other means are available.
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  • It was unsettling to think he had concealed an entire family and lifestyle from her, but this was different.
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  • She gouged an eye out of the potato she was holding.
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  • Dad was an only child and his Mother died in her twenties.
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  • He stood and lifted Destiny, putting an ear to her chest.
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  • Less than an hour after the phone call, Destiny woke up in a fit of coughing.
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  • For Carmen, it was an enlightening experience.
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  • Alex told her to call him back if she didn't give birth in an hour.
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  • Most things had returned to normal, but the trip to Texas had given Jonathan an idea.
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  • She selected an off-the-shoulder lilac colored sun dress that Alex liked.
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  • He was watching her, a wry smile on his face and an amused twinkle in his eyes.
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  • She had always claimed that he would listen if she presented an opposing opinion.
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  • We've already established that I'm not an heir.
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  • It doesn't matter to me one way or another, but I wish you would at least make an effort at seeing his side of it.
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  • Katie arrived an hour later to pick up Jonathan and Destiny, and thirty minutes later Carmen and Alex were in the car headed for the airport.
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  • We didn't have Jonathan when he was an infant, and there was so much sadness at the time Destiny was born.
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  • He put an arm around her shoulders, his gaze warm and admiring.
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  • If Lisa was involved with both Spencer and Mertz, maybe she was an informant for Spenser.
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  • To an extent she had even been an accomplice.
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  • Tired of her whining, he gave her an exasperated look.
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  • Lisa felt an immediate bond with the slender mother of her rescuer.
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  • It had taken more than an hour to get to school on the bus, making any after-school activities rare.
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  • At this point the loss of her car was more an inconvenience than anything else.
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  • With an effort, she managed to straddle the vehicle behind him.
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  • His ride had taken almost an hour.
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  • His touch was like an electric shock, forcing her heart to pound.
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  • It was such an interesting house.
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  • I have an anonymous tip.
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  • I submit that the Internet is not defined in that way because it is a technology without an implicit purpose.
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  • It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
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  • Katie shrugged her shoulders and focused on cutting an eye from the potato in her hand.
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  • Destiny sat on Carmen's lap and Alex held her arm while the pediatric nurse inserted an IV.
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  • Sarah's expression went from surprise to joy in the blink of an eye.
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  • As they came out on an open trail, he increased speed.
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  • The building she had spent more than a month trying to get into and now was the site of an open house.
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  • It did sound like an interesting job, and she wasn't likely to see Brandon anyway.
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  • Holdings hands like an old world family; we were committing our lives together like marriage vows.
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  • Betsy had referred it as an afterthought, suspecting the young girl was a runaway.
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  • If you want to speak to an agent, you best leave your number.
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  • I don't know how you're doing what you do but I got a strong feeling if I keep an open mind, good things will happen.
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  • I explained how an Agent connected my call to the Delaware murder of Marcia Stonehurst.
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  • They're all several hours after the fact and come from an unusual viewpoint; not where there would naturally be someone observing.
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  • An undisclosed ransom demand was made.
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  • I trudged through a boring day, knowing I'd return to an empty apartment as Betsy was off to Los Angeles for the entire week.
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  • I might gradually let you know some pertinent stuff but mostly you'll just get tips, as far as you're concerned, from an unidentified source.
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  • I gave him an hour to check into the matter.
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  • I had an idea how it made him feel.
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  • I don't profess to be a believer, but I'd like to think I have an open mind.
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  • Patrolman Murphy drove me back to the Pacific Crest Inn, this time in an unmarked car.
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  • She is naked except for an old tee shirt of mine which, out of my benevolence I allowed her to wear.
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  • The single portal was a thick wooden door that he secured with an equally thick board that fitted across the entire opening on the outside.
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  • An hour of sleep was the longest he'd managed in over a week, and he felt more tired than when he lay down.
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  • She was late by an hour.
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  • I need an answer to a question.
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  • Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
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  • Hippolyte is at least a quiet fool, but Anatole is an active one.
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  • She recalled all her life with him and in every word and act of his found an expression of his love of her.
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  • Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
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  • I don't suppose you're going to come out of the closet and give me an exclusive.
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  • He brought wine and we had an okay time.
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  • I owe you an apology.
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  • His gaze was trained on her with an intensity that made her body warm from the inside out.
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  • I'm in town right now on an errand.
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  • His voice held an upbeat note and natural warmth that she liked.
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  • In an organization of less than five thousand, that's a lot.
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  • Dark had fallen an hour before.
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  • An awkward quiet fell, and she sensed Traci was as reserved as she was.
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  • Sofia exchanged an understanding look with Traci.
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  • An eerie quiet followed, and she wasn't sure if he'd shed his human body and take out her and everything else.
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  • She drove fast and arrived half an hour later to the safe house and parked out front.
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  • He came from an underground facility on the other side of Tucson.
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  • He's not exactly providing an address.
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  • You have an hour.
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  • The large man in black with lopsided shoulders and an executioner's hood pressed himself into a corner.
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  • Two, let her walk around for an hour every twelve.
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  • She spoke until she drifted into an uncomfortable doze only to awake when he released her.
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  • An image flashed, that of Damian chained to a wall.
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  • Before she started to drift into an in-between place, she saw Darian stand and look around, awake for the first time in thousands of years.
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  • His will not be an easy role to fill.
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  • Traci sat on an unmade bed belonging to one of the Tucson Sector members, and Sofia eyed her Guardian.
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  • Two armored Tahoes sat out front with an additional two more well-armed Guardians.
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  • She was reminded of a scene from a movie, where an army mobilized for war.
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  • She hugged herself, wanting to throw her arms around him but knowing he was in as an approachable of a mood as Dustin.
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  • An unread text message blinked on the screen. 4got 2 tell you.
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  • In the words of an Oracle I once knew, get used to it.
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  • As they strode into the gardens toward an awaiting helicopter, she couldn't help but think she'd just stepped into something far greater than she could ever imagine.
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  • With an anxious look around to make sure no one was watching, Deidre peeked into the open door, hoping it led to a McDonalds or some other place with food.
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  • The book was the size of a paperback she'd buy at an airport but had to weigh fifty pounds.
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  • Yes. She was hurt by an Immortal and is in a coma of sorts.
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  • Worse, she wasn't about to give the creature that tricked her into Hell and turned her Immortal an ounce of compassion.
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  • Half an hour after leaving her room, she was ready to break down.
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  • Suddenly, he looked up, an uneasy expression crossing his features.
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  • But, if an Immortal or human or deity corners you, and you aren't able to summon me, you need to know how to defend yourself, Darkyn started.
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  • His skin was smooth and warm, stretched taut over an athletic body.
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  • She'd experienced one night with an Immortal mate, and it was the most incredible night of her life.
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  • She may live an eternity, even if her soul comes to you eventually, Darkyn explained.
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  • No part of her was willing to risk an encounter with Darkyn's other form.
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  • She had to figure out what she was missing fast and how permanent it was to be an Immortal mate.
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  • She wasn't going to give him an excuse to attack her.
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  • Need was thick in her body, an inhuman craving she knew now how to satisfy.
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  • I love a fight and an absolute victory even more, he replied.
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  • The thought of an eternity with someone incapable of caring for her was a nightmare beyond those she had already lived.
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  • That's an emotion I do understand, she said.
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  • An eternity with someone who was unable to care for her?
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  • No. It's just an example.
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  • Wynn was looking at her again, an odd light in his eyes.
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  • She was in the middle of an unfamiliar, tall hallway.
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  • Might give you an advantage with him if you're willing to play the seduction game.
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  • She wasn't able to make an official deal with Darkyn to save the kids, and she had nothing to offer him.
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  • You don't need an invitation to drink, love.
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  • It was an extremely easy victory for me.
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  • She wasn't an Immortal or deity.
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  • Now, she had an eternity to fulfill the list.
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  • Death was a dark, towering, muscular figure in the living area of her apartment, clothed in black and wearing an expression that mirrored what she felt.
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  • I imagine an eternity of punishment as only the Dark One can devise.
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  • He wrapped an arm around her, securing her body against his.
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  • Deidre did as he said and fed long, prepared to put up an honest fight this time.
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  • On her way to see Zamon, she stepped into an empty hallway before trying to call a portal.
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  • You'll be the one person in the universe who finds an ounce of good in that creature, Darkyn.
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  • An image of Darkyn appeared forefront before the images swirled and began to play a disjointed movie.
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  • It was still an overwhelming idea.
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  • It's called an Oracle.
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  • Darkyn is not an easy person to understand or live with, and I'm still not certain at all what to think of him at times.
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  • An instinct wriggled, one she didn't want to acknowledge or deal with.
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  • There was an edge in his voice, one that told her he already knew.
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  • Darkyn released her and lifted his chin towards an awaiting portal.
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  • Deidre asked, her new instincts warning her of an attempt at deception.
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  • Deidre had no idea what to say and even less of an idea what exactly happened when the deal was over.
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  • In it was a green soul, glowing faintly like an emerald under a jeweler's lamp.
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  • Deidre gave an unsettled laugh.
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  • She halted and quickly piled five small stones in an arrow pointing back the way they'd come, then wiped her muddied hands on her jeans.
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  • We've been gone nearly an hour, I bet.
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  • With an outstretched hand she touched the wall and managed to feel her way around the corner until she could see the weak glow of the near-extinguished light far ahead.
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  • Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
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  • It was half an hour later when she returned, holding Martha's hand as they entered the room.
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  • She wiped an arm across her eyes.
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  • The Deans were on their way to their quarters in the rear of Bird Song when Fred O'Connor returned, fresh from an evening with Mrs. Worthington.
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  • She was his current waltzing widow—first choice to fill his dance card when he wasn't surfing the net, tracking down an auction or garage sale or devouring a mystery novel.
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  • Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
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  • He sympathized and put an arm about her shoulders.
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  • In an effort at normalcy, she broke the quiet as Martha dallied over the meal.
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  • She possessed an "outie" navel that looked like a cherry tomato had dropped down her too-tight tee shirt and landed on the top of the hill.
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  • It was Pumpkin Green's third day since arriving with an overladen shopping cart he insisted on lugging to his second floor room.
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  • Then try and get an acting job.
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  • He paused at the door and mimed a jump shot at an imaginary hoop.
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  • I thought Jake Weller already had an under sheriff.
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  • That's an incredible story, Martha.
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  • While the Deans were pleased that Martha had confided in them about her gruesome discovery, her pending exit remained an ever-present pall that hung over the remainder of the evening like a chilly fog.
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  • My old man beat me like a tom-tom at an Indian dance and he didn't need that much of an excuse.
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  • You've got more time on your hands than an unemployed whaler.
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  • She snuggled next to him, usually an invitation for love, but tonight he sensed she just wanted to be held.
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  • Cynthia turned and propped herself up on an elbow.
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  • They made me wait an hour or so knowing what was coming.
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  • A kiss and an eyes-closed hug was all they were allowed, followed by a smiling promise from the state-appointed villain, "We'll be in touch."
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  • All four Dawkinses joined the showing, which grew to include a widow from Texas, an Illinois couple with a sixyear-old and a handholding pair of seventy-something's with different last names.
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  • It was an interesting conversation, albeit one-way.
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  • We'll be back in an hour or two.
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  • He promised to return in an hour and ferry the group back to Bird Song, which was less than a mile away.
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  • Take this as an official request.
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  • It wasn't as if he was around much when he was in town, so an empty place at the table just meant an extra potato.
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  • It was only an August booking.
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  • Dean closed his eyes as Randy explained excitedly about an offer to play ball.
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  • Dean acknowledged he was still there and started to make an excuse for Cynthia's exit but Randy cut him short.
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  • There's an auction on Wednesday right here in town at one of them storage places.
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  • Paul and Paulette babbled about Telluride and how they wanted an early start for the fifty-mile trip on this summer sunshine morning.
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  • Even the sermon by the personable priest had an appropriate message of listening before pronouncing judgment.
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  • Pumpkin looked at the picture of Randy Byrne, one leg up on a boulder, an I-own-the-world smile on his young face and Jen smiling at him with a look of love.
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  • It's not like I'm an amateur at this sleuthing business.
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  • I've got an autographed ball of his.
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  • Nowadays, that takes an education.
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  • He set down his glass, and taking Cynthia's hand, retreated from the parlor to the kitchen, without even bothering to make an excuse.
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  • While Cynthia was proud of her son Randy's athletic achievements, she always saw those abilities as a means to an end—not an end in itself.
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  • Dean was sure that, deep down, she thought whacking at a ball or chasing one someone else clobbered was an extended children's game and certainly not a worthwhile profession.
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  • He's an adult, or nearly so.
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  • I have to meet with the Women's Club for an inquisition on Friday.
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  • Cynthia suggested an outdoor barbeque for dinner and Dean began preparations in the late afternoon.
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  • Dean looked up to see just such an opportunity present itself.
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  • One of the ladies who worked at the courthouse made an offhand comment about the popular Lucky Pup Mine.
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  • There, staring up at the group, nestled in an assortment of other bones, packed into a grubby plaid shirt, was a cracked white skull.
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  • He's the one who made this an official matter for the sheriff's office.
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  • Joseph rose from his chair, pointing an accusing finger.
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  • Ginger muttered an apology, but Joseph was far from finished.
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  • And now, if you don't drop out of the election, you've got an opponent who despises you!
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  • Cynthia toted her camera equipment, in part at least as an excuse for the trip should they be questioned.
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  • The topless Jeep offered an unfettered view of the spectacular scenery they entered as soon as they left the highway.
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  • It was not an uncommon reaction.
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  • It was an empty vodka bottle.
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  • It seemed to come from behind them but it could have been anything—a dislodged rock, an echo of their own movements.
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  • Maybe someone gave us 'the finger' only this time it isn't an insult.
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  • Dean was sure they had not passed an unmarked turn.
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  • It was an hour later before they saw their first vehicle, an old Scout, battered and muddy, coming out of a side trail below them.
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  • I camp out sometimes, to get an early start.
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  • Westlake twisted around the seat once more and after a struggle pulled out an old step pump.
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  • Thunder tumbled down the San Juan Mountains, heralding the arrival of pelting rain that turned the Jeep road into a surging stream and the sky to an ominous shade of raven black.
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  • He said in a small town like Ouray, it was an exception when the jury didn't know half the parties in his court.
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  • I just had to promise not to discuss the matter and keep an open mind—which I always maintain anyhow.
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  • Finding another Dawkins in one of Ouray's dozen or two lodging places shouldn't be much trouble for an ace detective-almost sheriff.
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  • Fred was in the kitchen peeling an orange.
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  • Let's chalk it up to an inactive spring.
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  • I'm just trying to run an inn and keep the guests from killing each other.
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  • I got an offer, see.