"Where did you come from?" asked Dorothy, wonderingly.
Did I hurt you?
Did Alex think of her that way?
And that was the way it did happen.
How did you know you loved him?
"Why did you leave the surface of the earth?" enquired the Wizard.
Did you know that?
Still the king did not answer.
What answer did Novosiltsev get?
No one did, because the Mangaboos did not wear hats, and Zeb had lost his, somehow, in his flight through the air.
Did the cat get your tongue at the table?
It did not try to bite or scratch.
All he could do was cross strains of wheat, much in the same fashion as Gregor Mendel did in the 1800s.
I base that expectation in part on the fact that today, many of us already live in more comfort than the richest king in the world did two hundred years ago.
Did I ever tell you that you're the most handsome man I've ever seen?
"I did it, master," he said.
The apron did not dry quickly enough to suit me, so I drew nearer and threw it right over the hot ashes.
Dorothy grabbed fast hold of the buggy top and the boy did the same.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
For a moment the boy did not know what he meant by this question.
"But tell me," said Dorothy, "how did such a brave Champion happen to let the bears eat him?
His attitude toward her did an about face so obvious that even Jonathan noticed.
What did she eat today?
"Did you see that, Dorothy?" she gasped.
But how did you know?
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
I had noticed that my mother and my friends did not use signs as I did when they wanted anything done, but talked with their mouths.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
How much money did Alex have?
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
"Who did you say it was?" whispered Zeb to the girl.
These happy days did not last long.
After that Princess Mary did not see her father for a whole week.
It was Alex who talked her into the IVF, but what did it matter?
In fact, he'd probably be horrified to know he slipped and did it now.
The horse did not stir.
"Oh, Eureka!" cried Dorothy, "did you eat the bones?"
But even that did not satisfy the Princess.
Why did you do it?
Long afterward James Hogg said, "I never felt so grateful to any creature below the sun as I did to Sirrah that morning."
"How did these clothes come on me?" cried the child.
The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.
The advisors of the Princess did not like this test; but she commanded them to step into the flame and one by one they did so, and were scorched so badly that the air was soon filled with an odor like that of baked potatoes.
They did not kill him, but they drove him out of the city and bade him never return.
What did you want me to say?
The people did not like this.
"Why did he offer to carry my turkey?" he asked.
She scanned the room, but didn't spot him.
Did he have reddish-brown hair, and did he ride a gray horse?
Even the IV didn't seem real.
It was true, she didn't know him.
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
Did I give Jonathan his fair share of attention?
And why did you say that?
"'I showed them the path to glory, but they did not follow it,'" Prince Andrew continued after a short silence, again quoting Napoleon's words.
He was ill and did not leave his study.
Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.
But he did not wish the little girl to think him a coward, so he advanced slowly to the edge of the roof.
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
Maybe a bad piece of information did lead to the deaths of millions.
In the sea of faces, she didn't see Alex.
I didn't think I would ever meet you.
When did that start - and was it a good thing?
Surely he didn't intend to be verbally invisible the entire visit.
The way he did it reminded her of Alex.
You did not tell him?
As a matter of fact, I did.
How did you get here?
Len said he didn't say anything either.
I didn't know you all would be up so early.
He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.
Did you tell him how it makes you feel?
It was a good thing they didn't change after church, because everyone at the table was dressed as if going to church.
Oh, and we were whispering so you knew we were talking, but you didn't know what we were saying.
He didn't care if she got cold.
They didn't make it to the restaurant.
I guess it was storming so bad that they didn't see or hear the train.
If Connie didn't tell Allen where to find her, who did?
I just did it.
We did our own canning, especially pickles, and I picked berries every summer so my mom could make jelly.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
"Why did you wickedly and viciously send the Rain of Stones to crack and break our houses?" he continued.
We only know that yesterday came a Rain of Stones upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
A thousand years ago boys and girls did not learn to read.
"Now tell us, father," whispered Charlot, "where did you find him?"
Still, she didn't feel uncomfortable.
I didn't mean to scare you.
How did having a son become a financial issue?
I didn't know you expected a gold-engraved invitation.
I'm glad you did.
Had they decided they didn't want her bored and inquisitive?
"Yancey," he corrected, "and I didn't know it was a secret."
The boy stammered and did not know what to say.
If somebody outside your village knew something, it did not matter; for you, it did not exist.
They didn't know about the science of surrogacy back then - but then, they didn't know about cesarean delivery either.
If I didn't want to do what he said I'd tell him so - and he would listen to my reasons.
The other obvious fact was that Dulce didn't accept the inheritance issue.
I didn't realize what a mess it was.
For some reason that didn't seem likely.
Why didn't you tell me Dulce was giving you a hard time?
"I didn't see any point in telling you," she said.
You knew before I did.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
But your father didn't kiss me, and Josh didn't...
You didn't say a word to your father, but you snarled at me as though I did something wrong.
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.
But then, he had made it clear from the start that he didn't want any of them in his life.
"I didn't mean to wake you," he whispered as he crawled into bed.
She fell asleep again and didn't wake until they reached NXA in Arkansas.
They followed the course of a broad stream and passed several more pretty cottages; but of course they saw no one, nor did any one speak to them.
The schoolhouse was two or three miles from home, but he did not mind the long walk through the woods and over the hills.
But in the corner, almost hidden from his fellows, one poor man was sitting who did not enjoy the singing.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
Of course I did not know what it was all about, but I enjoyed the pleasant odours that filled the house and the tidbits that were given to Martha Washington and me to keep us quiet.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
But I did not find out the secret for several years.
Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like.
They make shift to live merely by conformity, practically as their fathers did, and are in no sense the progenitors of a noble race of men.
Helene was so lovely that not only did she not show any trace of coquetry, but on the contrary she even appeared shy of her unquestionable and all too victorious beauty.
Everyone waited, so emphatically and eagerly did he demand their attention to his story.
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.
Sometimes he even did it when there was a room full of people between them.
I hope not the way they did the last time.
Why did he hide the fact that his first love would be here tonight?
So what did Tessa want?
The way he acted tonight was a little too much like he did when he came home from the hospital.
She wasn't telling him anything he didn't already know.
A part of her might never forgive him for what he did... and that was a dark part of her personality that she didn't want him to see.
Did he arrange to have Alex out of the way, or was he simply taking advantage of the situation?
Even if they could change things, she didn't want to.
I didn't realize how much I needed to get out.
"Look out!" cried Dorothy, who noticed that the beautiful man did not look where he was going; "be careful, or you'll fall off!"
"Pull!" cried Dorothy, and as they did so the royal lady leaned toward them and the stems snapped and separated from her feet.
He did it very cleverly, indeed, and the Princess looked at the strange piglets as if she were as truly astonished as any vegetable person could be.
The first thing the little humbug did was to produce a tiny white piglet from underneath his hat and pretend to pull it apart, making two.
"So it did!" exclaimed Ozma.
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
His father and mother were Quakers, and they did not think it was right to spend money for such things.
This did not appear the worst, nor by any means a despicable alternative.
"Did you what?" he asked, running fingers through his hair to straighten it.
They did not smile nor did they frown, or show either fear or surprise or curiosity or friendliness.
Where did you find him?
She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.
And yet, didn't clinical words like selective reduction and gestational carrier mask the facts?
It was true, and it brought color to his neck, but he didn't comment.
The suitcase didn't seem that heavy at the time.
He didn't need proof.
She didn't like putting her mother's old China in the dishwasher.
I didn't ask about his family tree.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
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.
The coop was a comfortable 48°F - warm enough to keep the eggs from freezing, but cold enough that the chickens didn't get shocked by the temperature change when they went out of the coop.
In fact, that was a good way to make sure he didn't.
Alex didn't know about her fear of flying and she'd just as soon he didn't learn.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.
I didn't know you felt that way.
So you could pretend it didn't bother you?
I mean, that they didn't feel this way all the time.
This time he didn't simply indicate what he felt.
I just didn't see any point in spending money on new clothes when my old ones still had a lot of wear in them.
"I'm sorry I didn't get up earlier," Carmen said.
He didn't want to go, so maybe this was his expression of resistance.
With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.
Alex didn't look at Carmen, which was her first inkling that something was amiss.
Felipa didn't seem to notice anything unusual in his attitude, so maybe he had always treated them that way.
In fact, maybe he didn't know her very well.
Of course, they didn't have the same mother, either.
He probably didn't realize that his hostility toward Señor Medena was being transferred to Jonathan as anxiety.
I didn't bring anything formal.
Not now implied later, but that didn't feel comfortable either.
The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
He didn't need any preconceived ideas about his little brother or sister.
Apparently the horse knew the rider meant business, because it didn't act up again.
She certainly didn't feel any different.
A touch of humor lurked in Señor Medena's dark eyes, but he continued as if he didn't notice.
Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.
Right now she didn't care where they were.
In the first place, he didn't consider this home.
But then, a party didn't seem like something Señor Medena would plan.
Carmen continued wrapping gifts and didn't comment.
I guess I didn't at first.
Then she ran straight into the fence - like she didn't see it.
I didn't know you were awake.
But he didn't answer.
If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.
She slept so soundly that she didn't wake when Alex returned.
A friend, certainly, but their relationship was also romantic so best friend didn't seem like a good description.
I didn't realize you felt that way.
It made a safe ball that didn't go far, which was perfect for Destiny.
Some might think Dulce didn't know what she was missing, but Carmen suspected she did.
Certainly she wanted to feel special to Alex - and did.
I didn't mean to make you uncomfortable.
If he knew who Alex really was, he probably knew more than Alex did.
Of course, she knew Alex well enough now to know he didn't like people to hand out information about him.
He didn't seem to be prompting her.
Carmen rubbed her sore neck and searched the room for Alex again, but didn't find him.
And why didn't he introduce her?
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
He danced with you that often and didn't tell you his name?
She didn't come here to talk to me.
The kitchen was open all the time, but Alex didn't drink - or never had to her knowledge.
He didn't sound like he had a cold.
At the time she had thought Dulce was annoyed because she didn't like the punch.
It was something Alex didn't need to know.
The baby didn't belong to Joseph.
He probably didn't even realize what he said.
It was simply that he didn't want to tell her - which amounted to the same thing.
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.
Carmen glanced at Alex, but he either didn't notice her attention, or he was avoiding her eyes.
Surely it didn't take that long to tell him she felt abandoned.
It didn't seem like Christmas.
We didn't fight, we didn't talk.
He didn't eat much supper.
We didn't mean to keep all of you waiting.
Alex didn't answer and it went to his voice mail, so she left a message.
It looked as stiff and formal as his hacienda did.
Still, it did look stylish.
I did not mean to hurt you.
You didn't hurt me.
As he rode into the yard, his expression made it clear that he didn't come to see the house.
I didn't need you to rescue me.
"Did he touch you?" he asked sharply.
Alex didn't want to come down here.
He was making noises like his father was the one he didn't trust, but it wasn't that simple.
What have you two been arguing about, and why did you kiss your brother like that?
How long did he think he could hide them - or avoid them, for that matter?
"I didn't know about any of this until we came down here for a visit," she defended.
Was that why Alex didn't want to talk to her about it?
Was that what Dulce was arguing with him about - that he didn't know what he wanted?
"Carmen, I didn't know," he said, reaching for her.
She combed Destiny's hair into pig tails, and then on impulse, did the same with hers.
What did she want?
In fact, maybe that was why Dulce didn't come to breakfast.
How did Dulce react when he nearly married Tessa?
He had the background and the education, but he obviously didn't have the inclination to adjust to the one being forced on him.
How did he always manage to do that?
"I don't know why you didn't just undress me when you put me in bed," she said.
His words were comforting, even if they didn't resolve her concerns.
Of course, that didn't mean much.
No wonder he thought she didn't want to be burdened with the details.
So why did she feel so threatened?
I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
Did you call my accountant?
Did you miss the job?
Did you need time away from me?
I had connections no one else did.
"No wonder you didn't want to tell me why you had to go," she accused in a cold tone.
Alex didn't like any kind of discord, which generally meant that she shouldn't contest anything he said or did.
He didn't tell her about the money because it would lead to questions - both about the money and the fact that he had been hiding it from her.
Then again, maybe he figured she wouldn't understand them if she did look.
All right, so he wasn't trying to hide his wealth, but he certainly did try to hide his family.
He didn't want anything to do with them, so they didn't exist.
He didn't want to go and he had made no effort to get along with his father.
There was no immediate need for a van and if they did need one, they... he, obviously had the money.
I did, but apparently that status changed.
Maybe so, but you did.
The whole truth didn't sound nearly as bad as part of the conversation.
Actually, I would have thought it was a lot more - but then, he did pay cash for the house and clinic.
I didn't ask him that.
Alex was secretive and he did like to be in control.
I did and I thought he was going to bite my head off.
Are you blaming a little boy for what his mother did?
If she was, I didn't know about it.
Did she ever regret going back to her husband?
I didn't know he spoke French.
Did Alex know Katie carried this burden?
He didn't act concerned when she told him she had looked at them - not until she questioned the source.
So where did the money come from?
He had access to his part much earlier than I did, so he was able to make some investments that really paid off.
But why didn't you say something to me about all of this before now?
Still, all the information Katie provided created a clearer picture of why Alex acted the way he did at home.
Maybe they had, but what choice did they have?
Of course - and he wanted to be there as much as she did.
Did you sleep alright?
Jonathan and I did the chores.
Carmen assigned responsibility for that to herself because she didn't notice early enough that Destiny was sick.
God is punishing my daughter for what you did.
It was only two thirty in the afternoon, but she didn't want to go back to sleep.
Did you have a rough day?
He would want to know, yet if he did, he might try to drive in on icy highways.
They did another x-ray this morning and the infection has spread to the other lung.
If he was coming down with a cold, he needed rest - and Destiny didn't need to be exposed to it.
Destiny didn't need her at the moment.
Destiny probably wouldn't wake before they returned, and even if she did, Señor Medena would keep her occupied.
Why did he come?
That didn't sound very nice.
If he was on the road, he didn't need to be distracted.
Of course, to an extent, she did.
At worst... she didn't want to think about that.
Alex told her to call him back if she didn't give birth in an hour.
It didn't need another rinse, but she needed the time to contemplate before saying something she might regret.
He did a lot of researching before he talked to me.
He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
Nor did he say anything when she exchanged the guitar for a violin and paid for lessons.
I didn't want to tell you this on the phone.
"I... don't know why I did that," she stammered.
When she glanced up at it, she did a double take.
It didn't take long for him to get home, and when he came in from the garage, he went directly to his gun cabinet and took out a rifle.
He said he would be gone for two days, but didn't say why he was going.
He didn't look up.
Katie said she should confront him when he did that - tell him how it made her feel.
Still, she did have the right to know.
She didn't want to cry.
He'd feel sorry for her and she didn't want that.
So that was why he didn't want her to be involved.
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.
That didn't sound like Alex.
Makeup was something she rarely wore, but she did have some.
He didn't need any tips on the art of romancing.
Alex didn't like highly spiced food, so she decided to bake Cornish game hens for the base of the meal.
It was the first time she didn't blush.
Still, a person didn't need to say it to feel it.
He would simply evade the question - like he did in Texas.
While her romance session failed to reveal his problem, it did wonders for her confidence.
He's treating you like he did me.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
Obviously he didn't actually believe that.
Neither did she, but she wasn't claiming that they were hers, either.
Did Mom question Dad?
"I didn't know about him until you and I went to Texas," he added when she stared at him stupidly.
No wonder Dulce didn't want to let go of him.
When she didn't respond, Alex looked up.
"I didn't know," he repeated with more emphasis.
Maybe she didn't know him as well as she thought she did.
But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?
That's why I didn't tell you.
He shrugged, but didn't respond.
I don't know why she didn't ask for it before - or why she didn't tell me about the baby.
He didn't marry Dulce.
Probably because he didn't know how to handle the situation - and Alex always wanted to be in control.
Why didn't she think of that first?
Why would he need to lie when he could simply tell her that it didn't concern her?
I didn't know what to tell you until then.
Gosh Alex, didn't you realize that all this silence was already troubling me?
I guess I didn't think about it that way.
As it turned out, Señor Medena had the same perspective on the situation as Carmen did.
If he didn't love you, he wouldn't care.
He didn't comment, but several times that evening she caught him watching her with a reflective expression.
Everyone relaxed and the conversation did a one-eighty.
Maybe he didn't want anyone else to know.
Carmen glanced at Alex and did a double take.
I didn't know it would be like this.
I didn't think I would feel this way.
We didn't have Jonathan when he was an infant, and there was so much sadness at the time Destiny was born.
We didn't have the opportunity to prepare for her.
I guess we both had a change of heart, didn't we?
I hope you didn't do that on my account.
How did you feel?
I did not take your Dad away.
He didn't succeed in gaining custody.
If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?
So why did you think she was out of your league?
I graduated two years ahead of her and didn't keep in touch.
I thought you didn't judge people by their pocketbooks.
She didn't know anything about what he was doing.
Maybe friends didn't let friends drive drunk, but how did they stop them when there were so many?
That car didn't look like much even when it was clean, but it was reliable.
Still, that nagging feeling in her stomach didn't go away.
So they did suspect her.
The antidepressants didn't help that much, but maybe they were responsible for the fact that she had not lost control yet.
I didn't mean to be so disrespectful.
That night exhaustion did what no pill could do, and she finally slept.
Why did you tell Howard about the books?
I didn't tell Howard or anyone else anything about you.
He didn't even mention her family.
The sun got up before she did the next morning.
It didn't really matter.
The clever cost savings idea of sleeping in the car didn't sound so safe right now.
"I'm so sorry," she managed in a trembling voice, "I didn't think there was anyone on the road.
I didn't mean to yell at you, but you nearly scared me to death.
Her spirits did a roller coaster as she desperately watched his retreating back, and then comprehended his words.
Maybe the mother and sister didn't exist.
Where did you plan to sleep tonight?
He didn't look like a rich man, but then, what did a rich man look like?
Did you get her car off the cliff, dear?
Oh my, you're fortunate the car didn't go over the edge with you in it!
When she didn't respond, he peered over the paper again.
No wonder he didn't see the light.
I didn't mean to pry.
He was helping, even if he did so grudgingly.
What did she know about this man... other than the fact that he had a volatile temperament?
He didn't respond, and she thought it best to direct her energy to walking rather than talking.
He didn't have to bring her here at all.
She encircled his neck with one arm, noting that his breathing didn't seem at all labored as he carried her across the creek.
And when I... hugged you... you didn't seem to mind at first.
Whatever the reason, the kiss had awakened her as effectively as the prince did sleeping beauty.
"I remember you didn't answer," she said dryly.
Why didn't you tell me?
Not that the idea didn't have some appeal.
He didn't know her at all, but that was beside the point.
Somehow, the concept of spontaneity didn't fit him.
And what did she know about him?
It was ridiculous... and exciting... bold and impulsive - everything she didn't want to be.
What did he do?
You didn't tell me he was gorgeous!
I guess I didn't notice.
It was Connie's turn to stare, and she did so in disbelief.
Lisa did the best she could to draw a map on the small piece of paper.
It was all so fast that she didn't have time to think.
Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?
So, he found her questions amusing, did he?
What did she know about him?
Did she think Giddon had other reasons for bringing a young girl into the house?
Did she think Giddon was implying that she was getting old?
It didn't take long for Lisa to adjust to her new job.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
Sarah and Giddon both seemed content with the arrangement, but she felt guilty about the money she earned... or didn't earn.
Connie immediately assured her that the Giddon's wouldn't be shelling out the money if they didn't think she was earning it.
Did Len ever call you?
Connie still didn't know about her car.
Did he hear her?
Whatever the reason, it felt good to have options he didn't know about.
What he did there was a mystery.
What the Giddons did on their own land was their business, yet it left her feeling uncomfortable.
I didn't know you were . .
A smile was plastered on his dark face, but it didn't reach the smoldering eyes.
What was down that path that he didn't want her to see?
He was certainly mysterious, even a little eccentric, but... what did she know about the business?
Not once did he look in their direction.
Where did he go?