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  • They had two adopted children already.
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  • Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
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  • She had a choice.
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  • All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
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  • A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
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  • Would she ever outgrow the things mama had taught her?
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  • But they had no handkerchiefs, either.
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  • I wish we had never come here.
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  • But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
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  • He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
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  • Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.
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  • He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
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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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  • Alex had provided the money to remodel the home, but insisted that it stay in her name only.
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  • Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days.
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  • When he had finished, he bowed, and waited, hoping that he would be rewarded.
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  • Maybe Lathum had a point.
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  • They had walked a mile or two towards home, when they came to the edge of a narrow and deep ravine.
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  • But in the excitement of carrying me to church my father lost the name on the way, very naturally, since it was one in which he had declined to have a part.
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  • In fact, he had given her strict orders not to lift anything.
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  • Carmen had given Josh no encouragement.
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  • She had to regain control.
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  • What had they done?
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  • Each stick was carefully mortised or tenoned by its stump, for I had borrowed other tools by this time.
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  • She had the most expressive face he had ever seen.
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  • Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
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  • The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
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  • Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
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  • Mom always had a good relationship with her sister and brother.
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  • He had crossed it.
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  • She had enough for the entire family.
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  • In a few minutes they had forgotten about the birds.
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  • He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.
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  • I determined to go into business at once, and not wait to acquire the usual capital, using such slender means as I had already got.
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  • Long dark lashes and black curly hair - he had it all.
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  • I hadn't planned on it.
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  • I knew my own mind well enough and always had my own way, even if I had to fight tooth and nail for it.
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  • There had to be more.
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  • Surely he had a simple checkbook file.
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  • Anyway, Mom had a brother and a sister.
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  • The hardwood floor had not been stained.
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  • He had a lot of investments and...
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  • She had accepted the idea that she would never know this moment.
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  • The little girl stood still to watch until the train had disappeared around a curve; then she turned to see where she was.
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  • His father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been shepherds.
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  • People have always had the drive and the ability to build, create, discover, and explore.
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  • Still, he had the right to know.
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  • Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
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  • He hadn't caused the miscarriage.
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  • When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
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  • Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.
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  • How long had Morino lived in America?
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  • He had simply avoided it.
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  • She had forgotten about him.
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  • If you had looked ahead fifty years to 1240, you wouldn't have anticipated much change.
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  • So far her prayers had been unanswered.
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  • 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.
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  • I was thinking about buying a new vehicle and wondered if we had the money, so I looked at his financial information on the computer.
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  • Carmen, how long has she had this fever?
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  • Had the carpenters stopped working on the room?
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  • It was the romancing that had suffered.
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  • She had to act now.
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  • Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
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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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  • He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
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  • Alex had destroyed it then with suspicion and accusations.
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  • If Alex knew that, he gave no indication - and she had no intention of telling him.
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  • In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
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  • Thanks to Alex, that chore had been turned into a simple twist of a knob.
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  • Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.
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  • As busy as she was, time had to be set aside for play with Destiny.
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  • Carmen glanced quickly outside to see if the threatening snow had arrived.
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  • The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
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  • 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.
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  • As always, he had been there when she needed him.
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  • Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.
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  • Jonathan and Destiny's room had two twin beds in it, as well as a television.
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  • Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
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  • Ultimately it had cost them a child and her ability to have more.
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  • It had provided the opportunity for him to accuse her of being unfaithful.
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  • He also had a sense of responsibility about it.
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  • Five years ago that day she had met Alex.
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  • He had been unusually quiet and solemn lately.
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  • Her first thought was that it was a puppy someone had dropped off.
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  • No wonder he had been so solemn lately.
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  • I had hoped that you would resolve your problem, but it seems to have no end.
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  • The moment had made him acutely aware of the instinct to replicate.
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  • It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
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  • Len had regained his composure.
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  • I had no idea.
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  • How had he managed to drive all the frightened little animals into this place of safety?
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  • Then he ordered his treasurer to pay the poet five hundred pieces of gold; for, indeed, the poem which he had recited was wonderfully fine.
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  • In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
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  • But during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out.
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  • Standing before the mirror, as I had seen others do, I anointed mine head with oil and covered my face thickly with powder.
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  • Inspired, perhaps, by Master Gobbler's success, we carried off to the woodpile a cake which the cook had just frosted, and ate every bit of it.
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  • The Indians had advanced so far as to regulate the effect of the wind by a mat suspended over the hole in the roof and moved by a string.
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  • But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
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  • Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
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  • Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
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  • This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
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  • The day after his son had left, Prince Nicholas sent for Princess Mary to come to his study.
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  • Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
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  • Right or wrong, the decision had been made.
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  • To be fair, his father hadn't made things any better by offering money to Alex and not his sister.
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  • Assured that it had not, she turned back to him.
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  • For one terrifying moment the enormity of what they had done brought her close to panic.
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  • Maybe she would have if she hadn't been shoving it from her mind.
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  • In fact, she had made a different decision about it so many times that his head must be spinning.
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  • It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
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  • But then, he had reason - in his head - to believe it wasn't his.
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  • He picked up the newspaper she had set out for him and started to read.
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  • Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?
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  • He had indicated enough times that he would like to see her in something a little more feminine and fashionable.
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  • Had anyone actually told her that or had she merely assumed it?
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  • He had seemed amused by her modesty in the past, and yet it had obviously troubled him.
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  • When they finally got on the plane, she and Jonathan had a window seat - Jonathan in front of her.
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  • Felipa looked to be in her early twenties and had a sunshine smile that made Carmen feel welcome.
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  • Alex had been hiding more than a father.
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  • Maybe Katie wasn't the only one who had been overlooked by Señor Medena when it came to inheritance.
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  • Felipa didn't seem to notice anything unusual in his attitude, so maybe he had always treated them that way.
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  • She gazed out the window as if she hadn't noticed anything unusual.
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  • Alex had directed the little he said to her only.
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  • Carmen refrained from looking at Alex or displaying the shock she felt at the introduction of two more siblings he had never mentioned - an entire family.
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  • Once again he had caught her ogling him.
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  • They had never been anywhere else overnight together.
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  • Jonathan leaned forward so that he had a full view of Señor Medena.
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  • How much had he told Señor Medena - or how little?
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  • If I hadn't taken Destiny...
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  • He had probably been hurting during the ride, but refused to say anything.
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  • But I have said they did not know you had a wound.
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  • Alex had asked one of the men go into town and rent a car for them.
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  • The last time he made a business trip to Columbia, he had said they needed the money.
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  • It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
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  • No wonder Alex hadn't said anything about it.
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  • It wasn't the first time she had gone to bed while he was out on a call, but it was the first time she had done so away from home.
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  • For a moment she lay waiting, and then realized he had fallen asleep.
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  • At the time she had thought Dulce was annoyed because she didn't like the punch.
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  • She had assumed Alex was, but... she needed to look at his files.
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  • Then again, Tessa had cheated on him.
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  • Maybe because it had the same theme of wrought iron and ivory as the hacienda - and maybe they had been visiting too long.
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  • They probably had a lot to discuss and most likely were not alone.
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  • On the other hand, Katie had flatly refused to provide some information because she said Alex wouldn't want her to tell.
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  • By the time they finished erecting the oxygen tent over her bed, she had finally settled down.
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  • As if Destiny had not been through enough already, she was forced to stay inside the tent.
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  • Was God punishing Destiny because they had been greedy?
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  • When the doctor arrived, he had more bad news.
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  • The other lung was infected and they had switched to yet another antibiotic.
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  • Hands clasped, she prayed fervently, asking God not to let Destiny suffer for what they had done.
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  • Later she remembered that Alex had asked her to call him if there was any change.
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  • I heard they had the airport cleared for flights now that it's stopped snowing.
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  • Eleven months earlier Alex had her bred to a handsome Appaloosa stud in Indiana - via AI.
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  • In a way, it was hard to believe it had been that long.
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  • He had a lot on his plate right now... the twins, his father and who knew what else?
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  • But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.
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  • The plants she had started in the house in March thrived.
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  • Maybe she was right, and if Alex hadn't been such a perfect husband in every other way, she might have done it.
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  • She was the country bumpkin that he had to drag everywhere or be accused of being insensitive.
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  • Maybe it had something to do with his investments.
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  • It was possible that his father had given up on him.
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  • He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.
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  • Later that night she woke and lay awake thinking about the way he had responded.
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  • As a matter of fact, he hadn't said that since he spent half the night with his old flame.
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  • Hadn't they talked enough?
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  • It shouldn't be any surprise, since that was what suffered when he had been troubled in the past.
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  • Right now she wished she hadn't started this romancing thing.
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  • Although she had said the words "I love you," several times, he had not uttered them.
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  • It was as if they had started a fresh relationship.
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  • Katie leaned back, a triumphant look on her face as if she had made a point.
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  • When Alex came home that night she had supper ready.
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  • She had rehearsed her script earlier, but now the words evaded her.
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  • You had your chance to solve it on your own.
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  • If he had lied to her, he might have cheated as well.
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  • They had been married almost five years, so... that meant the baby was conceived long before they met - about the time he and Tessa were going to get married.
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  • No wonder Dulce had been so upset.
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  • He looked as if she had hit him in the stomach.
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  • No one had said anything about Dulce being married, either.
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  • If Alex had known he had a son, things would have been different.
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  • She greeted them with a big smile, hugging each of them as if they were old friends she hadn't seen in a decade.
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  • As it turned out, Señor Medena had the same perspective on the situation as Carmen did.
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  • She said he had kicked her out, but refused to say why.
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  • He said he wouldn't offer her any money until he had more facts.
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  • She had always claimed that he would listen if she presented an opposing opinion.
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  • If it hadn't been for Katie, she might not have discovered that she was right.
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  • He was expounding over the fact that his father had approached the inheritance issue again.
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  • Maybe he figured you had softened some on the issue.
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  • The only business experience she had was the goat dairy, the non-functional farm and a horse ranch that had been in the fetal stage for years.
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  • Like two bull Elk, they were each so focused on pushing the other back that they had forgotten anyone else existed.
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  • She was the prettiest Appaloosa Carmen had ever seen.
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  • They had already made arrangements for Katie and Bill to watch Jonathan and Destiny while they went to pick up the babies.
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  • There had been two cancellations on a flight and Alex grabbed them.
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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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  • In the weeks of natural stimulation, she had been the one who was embarrassed.
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  • He had an idea of how his father felt, fearing he would have to watch his little boy grow and not being able to be the provider.
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  • Maybe he wondered - maybe he knew - if his father had ever held him as he held his offspring right now.
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  • Maybe we would have felt this way with them if things had been different.
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  • I guess we both had a change of heart, didn't we?
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  • They were chatting together as if they had known each other all their lives.
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  • You thought you had a son for a little while.
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  • Not like I wanted to take him away from the man who had been a Dad to him.
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  • Had he been blaming Señor Medena for the death of his Dad?
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  • In spite of the continual struggle for custody, he had felt more welcome at the Medena home than he had with his step-father's family.
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  • When had he shut out those fond memories of rodeos and outings at the Medena hacienda?
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  • If the boy had been his, how would his good intentions have made her husband feel?
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  • If she had stayed with her husband and they had more children, would he have felt financially responsible for the others as well?
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  • If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?
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  • At some point their marriage had morphed into a family.
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  • Carmen had been his soul mate for a long time.
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  • Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.
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  • Well, for starters, I'd have had to compete with every other guy in school.
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  • Now she had matured into an even more beautiful woman.
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  • According to Lisa, they were the closest thing to a family that she had other than her parents and siblings.
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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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  • Being around Lathum had opened his eyes to the number of people who deceive and are deceived.
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  • Right now he was wondering if he had chosen the right occupation.
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  • In those last moments when it was too late, she had decided to go with them.
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  • Dad was in a hurry to beat the storm, so she had said nothing as the car backed out of the drive.
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  • In spite of what Allen thought, no incriminating words had crossed her lips.
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  • To an extent she had even been an accomplice.
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  • Even so, she had never suspected the truth – the drugs.
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  • And yet, she had honored her promise to go with him to the party the next night.
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  • Allen had been drinking at the party a little more than usual.
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  • Uncomfortable about riding in the car with him, she had offered to drive.
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  • He had enough alcohol in his veins to believe he could drive, and too much pride to leave the party in the passenger seat.
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  • Howard had insisted on picking up his little sister that night for safety reasons.
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  • The minute Howard had arrived; Allen was in his face, accusing him of stealing his girl.
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  • Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
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  • Howard had to pull out of the driveway slowly and gradually increase his speed.
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  • Apparently time had caught up with Mom before she could finish.
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  • You simply had to make better use of what was left.
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  • Of course, the little red truck Dad had been drooling over.
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  • They wouldn't all be there unless something terrible had happened.
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  • It was something she had been told often, but never expected to be asked.
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  • What a fool she had been to come here.
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  • At least he hadn't lied about the house... if it was actually his, and if the mother and daughter existed.
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  • His voice had an annoyed edge.
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  • I guess I had it coming.
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  • I wish I had known.
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  • In fact, they held a tenderness she had never seen.
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  • She had to get back there and see what was in the building.
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  • So close, and yet she had never seen one in the yard.
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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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  • When he removed his hat the last piglet had disappeared entirely.
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  • By the time he had attached a handle to this sword he was having much trouble to breathe, as the charm of the Sorcerer was beginning to take effect.
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  • That is, if Jim has had enough of the pink grass.
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  • So she ran along over their heads until she had left them far behind and below and had come to the city and the House of the Sorcerer.
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  • His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
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  • Before the half hour was ended he had written a very neat composition on his slate.
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  • Mr. Finney had a turnip, And it grew, and it grew; It grew behind the barn, And the turnip did no harm.
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  • There is actually no place in this village for a work of fine art, if any had come down to us, to stand, for our lives, our houses and streets, furnish no proper pedestal for it.
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  • She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
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  • Pierre went up to the circle that had formed round the speaker and listened.
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  • In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
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  • Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
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  • She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.
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  • But as soon as he had left the room the old prince, looking uneasily round, threw down his napkin and went himself.
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  • Howard insisted this had to be done right now.
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  • Other than the fact that she and Howard had already disrupted their lives enough for her, it was comforting to have her there.
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  • They hadn't seen her in church for a while and they were worried about her.
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  • It was a selfish thought, showing no appreciation for everything they had done.
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  • I hadn't thought of it that way.
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  • She hadn't said anything to anyone, not even Connie.
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  • Maybe Howard had been involved in an investigation.
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  • It was the first time she had even looked at it since the wreck.
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  • As the garage door lifted, sunlight reflected off the polish she and her siblings had applied that last day of their lives.
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  • But they had been inconvenienced enough with all her problems.
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  • The car had been shut up long enough that it smelled of old upholstery.
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  • Dad had passed on his curly blond hair to Nick and Lisa.
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  • Solitude had always been her friend.
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  • Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.
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  • In fact, she had spent the last two weeks wallowing in self-pity.
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  • Hers wasn't the only life that had nearly been taken today.
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  • When the spasms passed, she turned to the man she had nearly killed... the man who had helped give her that second chance.
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  • Long ago she had learned to ignore the second glances, open stares, and sometimes even suggestive leers of men.
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  • It merely confirmed that she had left childhood behind... quite gracefully.
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  • At 5' 8, she was tall, but still had to lift her chin to see his face.
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  • Never in her life had she done anything so brazen.
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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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  • Had her family known the same terror in their last moments of life?
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  • His nod was noncommittal as he examined the place where the car had gone over.
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  • Maybe... but something about him rang true – mostly the part that he had saved her life.
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  • As he had pointed out, it wasn't as if she had much of a choice.
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  • There was no point in telling him she had intended to sleep in the car.
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  • Not even a path had existed here when she lived in the area five years ago.
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  • The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
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  • It had been foolish to climb into the car with him.
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  • I haven't had any female company in months.
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  • Her stomach lurched again as she thought about the way the car had stopped.
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  • Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
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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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  • Lisa had no trouble understanding why she seldom had company.
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  • If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.
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  • Dad had taken a short cut then.
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  • Had fate brought her to these people who welcomed her as if she were family?
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  • It had taken more than an hour to get to school on the bus, making any after-school activities rare.
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  • She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
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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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  • Why hadn't she realized what wonderful parents she had while they were still alive?
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  • She dressed hurriedly in the clothes Sarah had loaned her and ran fingers through her hair, wishing she had a comb.
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  • Surely it couldn't be as bad as Giddon had indicated.
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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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  • She had grown soft in five years of city life.
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  • He had volunteered his help, and now he was going make his offer good... whether he wanted to or not.
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  • Again she had allowed herself to be put in a precarious situation.
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  • What did she know about this man... other than the fact that he had a volatile temperament?
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  • Such an unlikely spot for a home site, and yet, the remains of a chimney gave indisputable proof that one had existed at some point.
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  • So who had lived here, and when?
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  • Far from the grouchy expression he had put on at the beginning of the ride, now his eyes flashed with humor, and his lips were twisted in a friendly smile.
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  • By the time they reached the spot, the deer had vanished in the trees.
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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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  • It was a sobering reminder that a bear had been on this spot – possibly only minutes earlier.
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  • Even so, it was as if a something had been lifted from her chest, allowing the flow of oxygen and blood to a starving brain.
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  • Everything seemed clearer, as though she had come out of a fog.
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  • She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.
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  • That would have been more convincing if you hadn't been so willing at first.
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  • She had her purse, and it wasn't as though he had done any physical harm.
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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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  • His day had already been disrupted enough.
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  • She had nearly run him down, slapped his face and taken him away from his work in less than twenty-four hours.
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  • By now, he had to be desperate to get rid of her.
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  • As if she hadn't been a burden in enough ways, now she had Mrs. Giddon upset with him.
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  • The braids had to be untangled in order to shampoo the mud from her hair.
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  • Hard as it was to admit, the embrace and the kiss had been comforting.
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  • Whatever the reason, the kiss had awakened her as effectively as the prince did sleeping beauty.
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  • It was a strange feeling to realize she had been in a cocoon for weeks.
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  • Feeling guilty, she used the card Len had given her and dialed his number.
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  • The auto charger was in the car, but she had a plug-in type at home.
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  • His voice had that crisp edge to it again.
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  • The trip to Fayetteville wasn't as unpleasant as she had anticipated.
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  • She had some money tucked away in a cookie jar in the kitchen and she intended to pay him something, whether he liked it or not.
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  • He and Sarah had done far more for her than could have been expected.
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  • And why had he chosen her?
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  • It was too far to consider driving every day, even if she had a car.
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  • He hadn't thought about a sitter before now, or hadn't thought about how much he would pay?
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  • Had his offer been as impulsive as her acceptance?
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  • Because she hadn't known him long?
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  • By the time she reached the front room, Giddon had answered the door.
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  • Actually, she knew very little about the man with whom she had promised to spend the summer.
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  • Thick dark lashes and a deep tan intensified the blue of his eyes, and his freshly shaven face had attractive angles.
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  • She looked away; wishing Connie hadn't brought it to her attention.
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  • I've never had a maid.
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  • Sarah's tone had an anxious quality, and Giddon's expression was much too stern for the situation.
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  • Had Giddon overstepped his authority?
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  • Did she think Giddon had other reasons for bringing a young girl into the house?
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  • If Giddon had any such plans, he would soon find they were futile.
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  • Maybe it was as Giddon had feared.
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  • In short, she had a cushion job.
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  • Three weeks after she began working for the Giddons, they had the pool filled.
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  • And hadn't she been fooled by Allen?
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  • It was a hot afternoon, and she had thrown a light cotton sundress over her swimsuit.
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  • I had no idea anyone was around.
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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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  • His concern probably had little to do with her safety, though.
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  • There was only one thing that she was sure of, and that was the fact that she had an overactive imagination.
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  • The wild hills were calling, as they had in her youth.
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  • His ride had taken almost an hour.
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  • The day she met him he had been riding on the road.
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  • He was unusually coordinated for such a large man, at least any she had seen up to now.
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  • She had admired his work as long as she could remember.
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  • Her gaze fell on Tammy, who had fallen asleep on the couch.
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  • And yet, if she hadn't come to this house, it would have been worse.
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  • By the time she had cleaned the house and finished the laundry, the day was getting hot and sticky.
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  • Even though her skin now had a healthy tan, the sun was doing its best to burn it.
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  • The shear lust in them left her wishing he had looked elsewhere.
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  • It was the first time she had used his first name, and it came completely unbidden.
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  • She had no intention of letting him turn her into a mouse.
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