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  • She objected at first, but finally submitted.
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  • It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
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  • He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.
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  • Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
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  • The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply.
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  • But he was anxious to learn.
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  • We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
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  • Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.
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  • I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.
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  • They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
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  • But this I know, I love to play In the meadow, among the hay-- Up the water, and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me.
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  • I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
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  • "Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
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  • But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
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  • She was only a month into two years old, but she was big for her age.
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  • But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
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  • Discontinuity happens, but it is not unpredictable.
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  • All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
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  • In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
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  • The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
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  • Dorothy and Zeb jumped out of the buggy and ran after them, but the Sorcerer remained calmly in his throne.
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  • But there was no shepherd in Scotland that could have done better than Sirrah did that night.
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  • The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
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  • It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
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  • He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
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  • He intended it as a joke, but the memory it resurrected was painful.
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  • But I cannot remember any instance in which this feeling prevented me from repeating the naughtiness when I failed to get what I wanted.
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  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep?
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  • His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
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  • But never mind; something will happen pretty soon.
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  • It was possible after all - but was it moral?
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  • But right or wrong, she isn't his daughter.
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  • A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
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  • But why do men degenerate ever?
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  • Alex would be upset, but what could she do?
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  • To many creatures there is in this sense but one necessary of life, Food.
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  • We needed the car fixed so I had no choice but to pay the huge amount the repair shop  was asking.
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  • Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.
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  • Possibly not, but that was the end result.
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  • "But you thought you should defend me," he said in a calculating tone.
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  • You want me to think of all this as ours, but how can I when you insist that the problems are all yours?
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  • Spencer was nearly ten years older than her, but maybe she liked older men.
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  • "The Princess is lovely to look at," continued Dorothy, thoughtfully; "but I don't care much for her, after all.
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  • Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
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  • But you're so warm.
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  • We have some cold days, but mostly it is warm.
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  • Alondra smiled shyly but her eyes shined.
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  • She stared up at his face, but he ignored her.
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  • Gerald had to leave, but you met him.
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  • But let's see how things turn out.
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  • The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
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  • Someone will have to pick her up at the airport, but she can stay with Jonathan at the house.
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  • But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.
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  • Of course, there was always the possibility that she had come up with the idea of distracting Spenser, but he found that hard to believe.
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  • He'd like to believe in good and the happy-ever-after, but that innocence could never be retrieved.
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  • It was wrong, but somehow noble.
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  • He wasn't doing it for anyone but Allen.
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  • His fist was aimed at her stomach, but she managed to dodge and catch it on her rib cage.
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  • It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.
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  • He's a big horse, but I couldn't make him carry the two of us in that terrain.
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  • But Dorothy, seeing his perplexity, answered:
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  • On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
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  • I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
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  • He led them within another but smaller circle of hedge, where grew one large and beautiful bush.
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  • In the vegetable gardens they found the strawberries and melons, and several other unknown but delicious fruits, of which they ate heartily.
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  • Eureka stuck up her nose at such food, but the tiny piglets squealed delightedly at the sight of the crackers and ate them up in a jiffy.
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  • Many incidents of those early years are fixed in my memory, isolated, but clear and distinct, making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense.
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  • Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.
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  • He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).
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  • Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
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  • Broccoli soup for dinner? Thanks, but no thanks.
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  • Alex had provided the money to remodel the home, but insisted that it stay in her name only.
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  • It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
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  • But you're still not comfortable with the decision, are you?
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  • But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
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  • "I have been so excited since father said you were coming!" she said to Alex, but her eyes included Carmen.
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  • Señor Medena eyed Carmen thoughtfully, but like Alex, there was no way of knowing what was on his mind.
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  • Carmen tried to focus on Felipa, but her mind was full of questions.
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  • That she doubted, but his tone was confident.
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  • It is a beautiful day, but yesterday it was cold.
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  • Señor Medena was watching Alex, but from the corner of her eye Carmen could see Alex was looking out the window.
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  • I'd like to, but if it's too much trouble...
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  • I have a couple of polo shirts, but no light shirts.
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  • I'm sorry, but you weren't going to speak in your behalf.
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  • A friend, certainly, but their relationship was also romantic so best friend didn't seem like a good description.
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  • But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
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  • But then, Alex had always been fluent in pretty talk.
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  • I guess violet eyes are unusual, but I think they look the same from my viewpoint.
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  • She scanned the room, but didn't spot him.
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  • We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
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  • But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
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  • Other than the one time he had lost his temper with her, she had never known him to be anything but gentle.
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  • But then, that was obvious.
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  • I never thought of him as being anything else but a salesman until I saw him tonight, but he seems so... comfortable now.
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  • Carmen rubbed her sore neck and searched the room for Alex again, but didn't find him.
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  • In fact, it was ludicrous - but it still hurt.
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  • Of course, she could have used sign language, but that would have been distracting - and it wouldn't have been as personal.
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  • But Tessa wasn't simply another pretty face.
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  • He had loved a singer, but he had married the farmer's daughter.
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  • Alex wouldn't lie, but if he was given enough time to think about it, he could certainly evade the issue.
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  • After all, he knew Katie too, but they only wanted the people he knew before he met his wife - excluding his sister.
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  • Sweets usually made her thirstier - but it was wet.
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  • The kitchen was open all the time, but Alex didn't drink - or never had to her knowledge.
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  • Carmen rushed to him, but found that he was either asleep or passed out.
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  • But it isn't more comfortable.
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  • They didn't know about the science of surrogacy back then - but then, they didn't know about cesarean delivery either.
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  • Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then.
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  • Dulce handed Carmen a picture, her face a study of emotion, but her lips revealing nothing.
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  • A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
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  • But it would have been alright if I had?
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  • He's irritated, but he probably won't say anything.
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  • Maybe, but how else would you explain things like this?
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  • But I think it's important that we're both aware of what's going on, don't you?
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  • "I know what you mean," she said," but wouldn't all this have come up eventually?"
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  • But a lot more complicated for the other two, maybe.
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  • I doubt that... but you never know.
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  • But eventually it would have caught up with you.
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  • These babies might not be in her womb, but they did belong to Alex.
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  • She had assumed Alex was, but... she needed to look at his files.
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  • If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
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  • They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.
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  • Maybe it would always be there, but hopefully it would fade.
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  • For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
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  • It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
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  • But Señor Medena has money...
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  • Señor Medena was watching Alex thoughtfully, but Alex seemed to be unaware of his attention.
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  • Carmen glanced at him, but he was still deep in thought.
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  • But your father didn't kiss me, and Josh didn't...
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  • Sometimes, but it's a long way to a restaurant and a lot of hassle to go.
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  • A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
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  • No one knew what the future held, but if they faced everything together, surely they would grow together.
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  • Occasionally Howard would ask her questions, but mostly he and Connie handled the plans by themselves.
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  • Through it she heard the mumbling of the reverend, but not the words.
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  • Her presence was reassuring but she was driving extra miles to work every day.
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  • The antidepressants didn't help that much, but maybe they were responsible for the fact that she had not lost control yet.
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  • But you have to eat.
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  • You don't do anything but sit around and stare.
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  • You answer me, but you don't hear me.
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  • But you haven't been working there all that long.
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  • I know you've been preoccupied, but everyone else has noticed his interest in you.
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  • Five years hadn't changed the wild hills of Madison County, but she had forgotten how truly remote the area was.
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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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  • She peered cautiously over the edge, but couldn't see the car.
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  • Yeah, you could get to it, but it would take a while, and you'd be subjecting yourself to thorns, ticks, snakes and about ten miles of the roughest country you can imagine.
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  • But after what you've been through, I guess it would seem like a picnic.
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  • Maybe... but something about him rang true – mostly the part that he had saved her life.
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  • "At a hotel in Huntsville, but I haven't rented a room yet," she blurted out, and then caught her breath.
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  • He didn't look like a rich man, but then, what did a rich man look like?
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  • He released her hand, but his eyes still held hers in a hypnotic trance that made her think of Dracula.
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  • "I know," Lisa said, "But I don't want to put you out.
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  • Nonsense, you're not putting us out, but you're more than welcome to use the phone... and please call me Sarah.
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  • Fayetteville is long distance, but I'll be glad to pay you for the call as soon as I get my things.
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  • It was best to stay where she was, but she needed to let someone know she was here.
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  • It looks like I'll have to accept your invitation to spend the night, but I'll pay you as soon as I get my things.
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  • It had been in all the local papers, but she wasn't sure she could talk about it without getting emotional.
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  • I'm sure you feel guilty, but it's fortunate that you weren't with them.
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  • But I'm sure they were on another street.
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  • I can't remember the name of it, but I think I would have remembered North Street.
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  • Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.
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  • Directing Connie to the house would be difficult, but Lisa could wait at the end of the drive.
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  • Childhood excursions had taught her that the country was rough, but was she up to ten miles of walking?
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  • Giddon was silent, giving all his attention to his food, but Tammy watched Lisa with interest, twirling her fork in her eggs and squirming in her chair.
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  • I don't mean to make her feel unwelcome, but it was her own carelessness that got her into this situation.
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  • He was right, of course, but his harsh words were like salt on a raw wound.
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  • She opened her mouth to speak, but Giddon's gruff "Let's go" cut off any argument.
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  • Instinct deemed it honor, but was that only wishful thinking?
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  • It wasn't the first time she had seen a bear track, but it was the first time she had seen one that fresh.
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  • But then so was the scream of a mountain lion, and she had never seen one of those, either.
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  • Maybe it would, but it was something.
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  • Yes, but this is park land.
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  • It crossed her mind that he might trip on the mossy rocks, but he crossed the creek with sure steps.
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  • His smile was dry, but his eyes twinkled with mirth.
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  • Lisa jerked her head around and glared at him, but his attention was fully absorbed by the destruction.
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  • It wasn't enough, but it was all she felt capable of at the moment.
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  • She tried to keep up with him, but her legs ached from the unfamiliar exercise.
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  • She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.
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  • Better would be a long time coming, but she felt more in control of her emotions.
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  • Maybe he wouldn't bite, but he'd certainly take advantage of her.
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  • The look she gave him revealed nothing but exasperation.
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  • She hesitated, wanting to find a way home, but not wanting to ask any more favors of him.
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  • There was another way, but after what had happened today, she was reluctant to bring it up.
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  • I hate to ask you for another favor, but I wonder if I could pay you to drive me home.
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  • You're so nice, but I hate to impose.
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  • My car was burned out, but Mr. Giddon found my purse.
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  • I'm sorry about your car and the rest of your things, but please don't mention money.
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  • Nothing existed around her during that time but numbness.
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  • Not the long deep sobs of earlier, but a cleansing cry.
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  • The auto charger was in the car, but she had a plug-in type at home.
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  • He has a daughter, but his wife must not live with him because he needs a sitter, she stammered.
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  • Dorothy thought he just wiggled one of his drooping ears, but that was all.
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  • "Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
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  • But they continued to fall, all together, and the boy and girl had no difficulty in remaining upon the seat, just as they were before.
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  • He was not a very large man, but was well formed and had a beautiful face--calm and serene as the face of a fine portrait.
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  • There were men and women, but no children at all, and the folks were all beautifully formed and attractively dressed and had wonderfully handsome faces.
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  • The Mangaboo people listened, but showed no great interest.
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  • In the strict sense of the word I am not a Wizard, but only a humbug.
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  • "But I saw the little pigs with my own eyes!" exclaimed Zeb.
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  • "But won't they be veg'table, like everything else here?" asked the kitten.
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  • But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
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  • "But IS there any other place?" asked the Wizard.
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  • The mouth of the hole was nearly filled up now, but the kitten gave a leap through the remaining opening and at once scampered up into the air.
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  • But they marched straight onward.
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  • But, except for these fleeting memories, if, indeed, they be memories, it all seems very unreal, like a nightmare.
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  • I too had woven a kind of basket of a delicate texture, but I had not made it worth any one's while to buy them.
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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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  • Millions will pour forth from there"--he pointed to the merchants' hall--"but our business is to supply men and not spare ourselves...
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  • The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
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  • But all these hints at what happened, both from the French side and the Russian, are advanced only because they fit in with the event.
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  • Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
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  • She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
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  • It will take but a minute for me to get you some coffee.
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  • I’m trying a new diet. My breakfast is going to be nothing but fruit for the next month.
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  • She let the conversation drop that night, but early the next morning Dulce caught him in the hallway and it was clear that she didn't think anything was settled.
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  • Alex had his professional expression on, but Dulce was pouting.
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  • Señor Medena's attention shifted back and forth between Dulce and Alex, but neither offered any explanation.
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  • Carmen glanced at Alex, but he either didn't notice her attention, or he was avoiding her eyes.
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  • I guess my life isn't very interesting to other people, but Alex and I like the way we live.
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  • Actually, everything belongs to both of us, but I was the one who had the lifelong dream of a horse ranch.
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  • But Mom got sick and died... and then Dad.
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  • But weekends are best.
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  • I guess it does sound dull when I talk about it, but it's never dull to me, and Alex seems to be happy with things.
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  • He might never say anything to Jonathan about it, but Jonathan would know in other ways how he felt.
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  • Oh, and we were whispering so you knew we were talking, but you didn't know what we were saying.
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  • You're supposed to be taking care of me, but that isn't realistic 100% of the time, is it?
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  • All right, but I don't like being kept in the dark about all this.
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  • I'm sorry, sweetheart, but at least for now, I think it's better that you're not involved.
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  • But Carmen had better luck with Señor Medena.
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  • We accept that they don't, but we still want to feel welcome.
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  • Actually, it was way too much house as far as she was concerned, but she wasn't buying it.
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  • A couple of wing-backed chairs and sofa sank luxuriously into that thick wine carpet, but what caught her full attention was the wide curving staircase.
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  • Of course, but most people prefer the carpet.
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  • Morino's uncomfortable gaze shifted from Señor Medena to Alex, and then to Carmen, but he said nothing.
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  • It wasn't a question, but a flat statement.
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  • Sure, he'd had some rough times, but she had never done anything to make him think she would be unfaithful.
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  • He was making noises like his father was the one he didn't trust, but it wasn't that simple.
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  • When she spotted Carmen, her eyes widened, but she kept walking.
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  • I have his name, but he is not my father.
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  • But then, why would he?
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  • Dulce was beautiful, but she would forever be trying to run his life.
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  • But you don't believe us.
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  • You didn't say a word to your father, but you snarled at me as though I did something wrong.
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  • Then he turned away and rubbed the back of his neck in that way he did when he knew he was wrong but wasn't sure why.
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  • She was jealous of Dulce, but she had no reason to be.
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  • Fighting with each other wasn't going to do anything but play into the hands of those instigating the trouble.
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  • But then, he had made it clear from the start that he didn't want any of them in his life.
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  • She showered and changed into her new nightgown, but Alex was still downstairs when she crawled into bed.
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  • The nausea persisted for a while, but was eventually lost in sleep.
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  • They were home but still playing love tag at night.
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  • Of course she loved him, but somewhere inside she still cringed at that sinful word.
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  • But we're married - and have been for a long time.
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  • But I felt it for you before we got married.
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  • I pretend like I know what's right and wrong, but I don't.
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  • I hate to dispute you, but I'm not miserable.
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  • Not hardly, but thanks anyway.
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  • I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
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  • Alex and Jonathan wanted to help decorate, but there were some basic things that could be done.
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  • The car was six years old now, but it was in good shape and still had low mileage.
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  • She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.
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  • Sure, he said her lifestyle appealed to him, but was that because it was something new?
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  • Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
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  • I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
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  • His expression was wary, but he said nothing.
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  • I know, we've been all through this before - but I still don't understand.
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  • Her face burned hot, but his tone turned her insides cold.
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  • He was right about the coat, but she wasn't about to go back and get it.
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  • All right, so he wasn't trying to hide his wealth, but he certainly did try to hide his family.
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  • Maybe it was anger that prompted him to make the remark about her spending his money, but he never apologized about it specifically.
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  • I did, but apparently that status changed.
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  • Maybe so, but you did.
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  • I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.
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  • He's a lot like his father - in a LOT of ways, but don't tell him that.
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  • He wasn't opposed to having it, but he insisted on sharing it in fair business - and with his wife, more or less.
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  • But then, she admitted to loving him at one time, so it's not hard to believe she still felt something for him.
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  • But why didn't you say something to me about all of this before now?
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  • I guess I can't deny that, but in all these years, why hasn't Uncle Fabrice's name come up in a conversation at least once?
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  • Sure, but don't you get tired of it?
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  • Carmen had always looked forward to evening when Alex returned from work, but she was doubly relieved for the evening hours now.
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  • Carmen took her to the doctor, but he said there was no cure for the common cold and not to worry about it.
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  • Maybe they had, but what choice did they have?
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  • Nurses came into the room off and on all night to check on Destiny, but she continued to sleep.
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  • Exhaustion from the ordeal was taking its toll on Carmen as well, but she tried to stay awake.
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  • Sleep seemed unlikely, but it must have happened shortly after her head hit the pillow.
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  • Destiny woke several times during the night, but went back to sleep when she saw Carmen was there.
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  • Once she asked for daddy, but went back to sleep when Carmen told her he was asleep.
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  • The sheetrock was up and mudded, but not painted.
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  • It was only two thirty in the afternoon, but she didn't want to go back to sleep.
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  • You have to stay in here, but Mommy will hug you.
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  • The medication they were giving her to clear up the congestion in her lungs was making her sleep a lot, but they thought that was better than having her upset all the time.
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  • "I understand," he said gently, "but try to keep your chin up."
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  • She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.
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  • She was right, of course, but having mama stand there watching her suffer was just as upsetting for Destiny.
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  • You can sit up, but you have to stay in there.
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  • Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
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  • Felipa definitely needed his help with chartering the helicopter, but he could have done that from Houston.
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  • Yes, but he's asleep.
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  • Well, I haven't seen her, but... what does the doctor say?
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  • Yeah, but he doesn't mind leaving her out in the cold after he dies.
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  • I know, but now Alex is sick.
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  • He says he thinks he has a cold, but the doctor told me he could get pneumonia real easy.
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  • Her heart said no, but then there was logic.
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  • Most things had returned to normal, but the trip to Texas had given Jonathan an idea.
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  • It didn't need another rinse, but she needed the time to contemplate before saying something she might regret.
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  • She met his gaze defiantly for a moment longer, but he made no attempt to argue.
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  • If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
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  • I don't know what the odds are, but I figure god is responsible for both - don't you think?
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  • The nights were still cold into April, but the temperature climbed into the 60's during the day.
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  • "It isn't the first skunk I've seen around here," Carmen said, "but it's the first time I saw one acting like that.
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  • He said he would be gone for two days, but didn't say why he was going.
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  • He might not have heard what she said, but he must have heard her speak.
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  • I don't know what's been bothering you lately, but if I've done something, I wish you would tell me.
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  • I don't want you to lose anything, but you know I'd want to be with you even if we didn't have a dime to our name.
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  • I know, sweetheart, and that is a comfort, but it won't be that bad.
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  • He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
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  • Makeup was something she rarely wore, but she did have some.
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  • He participated in conversation, but whenever it lagged, he watched her questioningly.
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  • Seducing him was something she thought would be difficult, but it was actually enjoyable.
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  • She started to get up so she could lead him to their bedroom, but he tugged her back down to the window seat.
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  • I know, but he makes the decisions.
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  • But then; he insisted those things were also hers.
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  • Neither did she, but she wasn't claiming that they were hers, either.
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  • Maybe it was good for them - I don't know, but I don't think it's going to be good for you - or Alex.
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  • Maybe he was trying to protect her, but more likely he was simply trying to conceal the problem.
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  • She had rehearsed her script earlier, but now the words evaded her.
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  • I had hoped that you would resolve your problem, but it seems to have no end.
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  • But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?
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  • He shrugged, but didn't respond.
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  • But then, no one mentioned a child, either.
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  • All that was true enough, but remaining bitter about it wasn't going to improve their relationship.
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  • It wasn't something she was looking forward to, but it might be helpful.
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  • Maybe she couldn't make the ugly beast go away completely, but she had learned to control it.
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  • I suppose so, but I thought I could work it out.
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  • Dulce wasn't friendly, but she wasn't hostile either.
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  • That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
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  • He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.
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  • She said he had kicked her out, but refused to say why.
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  • When Alex approached Carmen about giving Tessa some money, she said it was up to him, but keep in mind that the issue could have been something like drugs.
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  • I would have thought a gender oriented decision would upset you, but you seem to be on his side.
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  • When it finally came back to her, the frown was still there, but his expression was cognitive.
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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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  • He didn't comment, but several times that evening she caught him watching her with a reflective expression.
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  • Señor Medena's gaze was stern, but his voice was calm.
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  • Alex pointed his fork at her and opened his mouth to speak, but Carmen cut him off.
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  • You know you love each other, but you aren't about to admit it.
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  • He needed glasses, but he wouldn't admit it.
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  • Maybe you are having a little water gain, but you look great.
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  • He shrugged, Possibly, but the babies may come early.
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  • It's a little early, but twins tend to have their own schedule.
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  • Matthew had thick black hair, but Natalie's was blonde.
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  • Carmen had assumed breast feeding would be a natural thing, but as Matthew lay fussing in her arms, it seemed a major obstacle.
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  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.
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  • It may take a few minutes, but he'll catch on.
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  • It was intended to encourage her, but it was more a distraction.
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  • His brows lifted, but he still looked confused.
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  • Maybe it was the emotional high they were feeling because of the babies, but something seemed to have shifted their foundation.
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  • Sure, they needed to clear the air about the inheritance issue, but that wasn't enough for Carmen.
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  • I have let her do this, but now I tell her she must be respectful.
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  • But you kept trying to take me from them.
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  • That explains how you treated Katie, but what about Felipa and Alondra - and even Dulce?
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  • Probably not, but she was born and raised here - and her parents are buried here.
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  • Carmen thought she wanted him to make the decisions, but she wanted to be involved with the process.
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  • Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.
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  • I dated her a few times, but she was way out of my league.
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  • It was hard to explain how her beauty was different than so many others, but it was.
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  • But Mertz was good enough for her?
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  • The idea of talking to her again was unsettling enough, but to tell her something like this?
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  • Maybe friends didn't let friends drive drunk, but how did they stop them when there were so many?
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  • She should wash them, but there wasn't time.
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  • Giddon eyed her long hair thoughtfully, but said nothing.
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  • No, not his driving, but his mood was.
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  • He didn't know her at all, but that was beside the point.
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  • But her mouth took control again.
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  • "I really don't have anything to do but pack," the words spilled out excitedly, "and call Connie so she'll know where I am."
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  • No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.
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  • You always liked living on the edge, but you've never been so impulsive.
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  • Yeah, but will it work up there?
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  • But when she asked Giddon to give Connie his phone number, he looked suspiciously from one of them to the other.
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  • Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?
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  • I'm sorry you're unhappy with my questions, but I need to know why you suddenly needed a girl after going five years without any.
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  • Her cheeks burned, but she eyed him coolly.
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  • I'll try not to get in the way, but everyone deserves a little time to themselves.
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  • Sarah and Giddon both seemed content with the arrangement, but she felt guilty about the money she earned... or didn't earn.
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  • Well, he has a home office and he goes there pretty often, but I can't figure out what he's doing.
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  • Tammy could swim almost as well as Lisa, but Sarah couldn't swim at all, confessing unabashed that she was afraid of the water.
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  • Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
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  • Her heart was racing, but she forced innocence into her voice.
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  • A smile was plastered on his dark face, but it didn't reach the smoldering eyes.
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  • There were bears and mountain lions, but in all the years she had lived here, she had never known of anyone being attacked.
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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?
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  • He was certainly mysterious, even a little eccentric, but... what did she know about the business?
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  • In the weeks that followed, she was careful to restrict her forays to walks down the drive, but she was getting restless.
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  • But why wouldn't he want her to see the barn, and why would he build it so far from the house?
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  • There was only one way to find out... well, maybe two, but asking Sarah or Giddon was probably wasted effort.
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  • Lisa started to rise from her chair, but Giddon was faster.
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  • What she expected to see when she turned was Sarah's white Plymouth, but the car that stopped before the house was Allen's red Eagle Talon.
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  • But there were more important things to think about at the moment.
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  • Allen swallowed audibly, but Giddon shifted his focus to Lisa.
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  • But you didn't invite me.
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  • She didn't look back, but his muffled curse chased after her.
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  • "For what it's worth," she began, "I didn't invite him, but...
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  • He was willing to admit he was wrong, but he wasn't going to grovel.
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  • The destination of the path remained a burning mystery, but Tammy innocently tossed fuel on the flames with a chance comment one day while they were watching television.
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  • There might be a thousand explanations for what she had witnessed, but only one came to mind.
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  • Surely Sarah and Tammy weren't involved, but did they know?
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  • She tried to step around him, but he stopped her with an iron grip on her arm.
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  • She waited for him to release her, but his lips moved across her cheek and down her neck with soft caressing kisses.
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  • He couldn't help but detect her wild pulse.
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  • She tried to push away from him but his embrace was too strong.
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  • There was little point in denying her attraction, but he'd best learn to keep his distance.
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  • I may be footing the bill, but you're working for Mom, not me.
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  • She turned and started for the door, but his hand gripped her arm again.
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  • The logical thing to do was leave, but she had a good job and she wasn't sure there was anything untoward going on.
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  • He is handsome, but I've never met anyone with such moods!
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  • It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?
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  • But how could she do that when he was there every day?
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  • But no, it wasn't proof at all.
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  • She replaced the checkbook and started to close the drawer, but a thick envelope caught her attention.
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  • The return address on the envelope was Columbia, South America, but it wasn't addressed to anyone.
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  • One was an electric bill, but the other was addressed to Sharon Dobson, Brownsville, Texas.
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  • Of course, she could call Connie, but Yancey's conversation on the phone was fresh in her memory.
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  • I keep telling him that as long as he gives her money, she'll never get out of trouble, but he just says she's the only sister he has and he has the money.
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  • But then, there was the package, and the money he wanted back.
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  • The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.
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  • Suit yourself, but personally, I think it would be good for you to get out a little.
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  • She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.
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  • It was hard to tell, but there were no trees ahead, so it must be the clearing.
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  • Unhurt, she would have no fear of wandering around to find her way, but her injury prevented any exploration.
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  • For a moment she contemplated silence, but what would be the point?
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  • "It doesn't appear to be broken," he concluded in a monotone, "But we should take you to a doctor, just to be sure."
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  • His voice was rough, but the arm that encircled her waist held her gently.
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  • His hands might be soft, but he was capable of dealing with whatever came in his direction.
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  • Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
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  • Her expression was solemn, but the eyes that regarded Lisa were full of mischief.
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  • I've already told her, but she won't listen to me either.
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  • "But I'm here to help," Lisa protested.
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  • By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.
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  • He took it harder than I thought he would, but being able to keep Tammy took the edge off it.
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  • Lisa glanced down the hallway, but Yancey was still in Tammy's room.
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  • If it had been anyone else, I would have accepted that, but she liked to control people.
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  • I tried to warn Yancey before they were married, but he wouldn't listen.
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  • He's trying to change, but it isn't easy.
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  • She tried to slip by quietly, but he glanced up as she passed.
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  • Sure, I'd love to go explore the woods with you, but let's forget about my legs.
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  • I know, but humor me.
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  • But just remember, it's the country that I'm interested in exploring.
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  • Some of the letters in the name were backward, but the date was clearly 1872.
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  • But people are out here all the time with ATV's, aren't they?
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  • She stepped away from him, but he grabbed one arm, turning her around to face him.
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  • She said nothing, but when they entered the kitchen to find Len sitting at the table, his expression was wary.
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  • She was facing Len, but kept Yancey in view.
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  • He didn't like a police officer there – or her leaving with him, but what could he say?
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  • She stared at him, but he didn't look at her.
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  • She looked over the car and expressed her approval, but her mind was consumed with guilt.
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  • She needed to talk to him, but not here in front of the owner.
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  • But I don't like the way I've been treating you.
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  • But at least you had my best interest in mind.
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  • She hesitated a moment, wanting to tell him, but thinking she would be betraying Yancey if she did so.
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  • But Len didn't know all the facts, and that wasn't fair.
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  • No, but she did say he visited you.
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  • It looked cool and casual, but not provocative.
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  • The braids not only held it out of her eyes, but thinned the bottom part down enough that it would lay loose across her shoulders and down her back without frizzing.
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  • The restaurant was one that she had heard of, but couldn't afford to enjoy.
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  • But how could he?
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  • He looked to be about 25, but he had a 3-year-old daughter.
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  • Probably, but not right now.
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  • But then, there was the exchange at the building.
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  • Who would have known that but Connie?
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  • The ride back was quiet, but the silence was a comfortable one, only becoming awkward when they reached the door of his house.
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  • It was too dark to see his expression, but it was obvious he was watching her.
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  • The porcelain clock on the wall proclaimed the time as ten minutes until twelve, but it didn't seem that late.
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  • Lisa filled a cup for each of them, but Yancey wasn't interested.
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  • That's right, but not until Sunday.
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  • A little memory work might be required, but anyone could count from nineteen to twenty.
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  • It sounds good, but I'm supposed to meet Connie at noon.
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  • His gaze searched her eyes, but for once apparently found no answer.
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  • I know I'm mostly to blame for last night, but I'm not here to entertain you.
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  • For a moment she wanted to retract the part about being entertainment, but when he spoke she realized it might have been exactly what she needed to say.
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  • Tears filled her eyes, but she forced the water fight at her car into her mind to push out the other.
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  • I don't know what he wanted, but he certainly put you in a reflective mood.
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  • Fine, but that's not what I asked.
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  • He's nice too, but he's gone a lot of the time.
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  • He's gone most of the time, but he doesn't have a job?
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  • No. I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I don't remember.
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  • He's handsome, mysterious and fills an empty spot... but love?
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  • But he wasn't the first thing she had seen.
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  • But then, the question would be; what distracted her?
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  • Of course, it could happen, but it simply didn't fit his character.
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  • But then, it was like him not to reveal his thoughts or concerns – unless the mood hit him.
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  • She was tempted to try, but both he and Sarah would probably be watching.
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  • To her right was a blackberry thicket laden with berries – mostly red, but some dark.
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  • A mouse she could handle – literally, but a snake was something different.
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  • Probably, but I wouldn't be working off that cake and ice cream, either.
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  • But then, he didn't actually say he told her.
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  • Maybe he didn't like to walk, but he was certainly good at it – and capable of stealth.
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  • But no, he had Diablo with him – or did he?
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  • With the exception of the trail, of course, but he never appeared to be in any hurry – coming or going there.
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  • It was a soft kiss, not demanding but more inquisitive.
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  • He called out behind her, but she didn't stop.
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  • Suppressing the urge to laugh wasn't easy, but she managed it.
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