I will lead you to it.
I'm so glad I have you.
"I don't know," said Zeb, who was still confused.
I love you so much.
In this book, I maintain the future will be without ignorance, disease, hunger, poverty, and war, and I support those assertions with history, data, and reason.
I have faith only in God and the lofty destiny of our adored monarch.
I suppose they're both a little artificial.
"I was," she whispered.
I wish you had called me.
I don't like him, she added in a tone admitting of no rejoinder and raising her eyebrows.
They tell me I walked the day I was a year old.
"So did I," purred the kitten.
About noon, I guess.
"I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.
I didn't ask about his family tree.
I would have helped.
But I noticed some strawberries growing in one of the gardens, and some melons in another place.
Let me see you equal the sorcery I am about to perform.
Did I ever tell you that you're the most handsome man I've ever seen?
I love thinking about the future.
No, but I can't sit on the fence forever - and I do want another baby.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
I also see the pace of problem solving—and change in general—accelerating at an astonishing rate.
"I suppose not," he finally said as he spooned mashed potatoes into his plate.
I guess that's a good question.
"I shall be delighted to meet them," said the prince.
I thank you very much.
"And I you," he said softly.
"I don't know," answered the boy, looking around him curiously.
I don't know if he is actually trying to hide things, or simply doesn't know how to initiate the subject.
I am the second variety.
I don't know why he is so secretive.
I appreciate everything you do.
I never thought I could do it.
"Phoo!" snarled the kitten; "I wouldn't touch the nasty things!"
I figured you could use the rest.
I earn my living by it.
I cannot give you any more.
"I will show you," was the reply.
"I wouldn't dare try," he said.
I meant... do I have time to fix you a hot lunch?
"I can't see that it's wrong," remarked Jim, in his gruff tones.
"I have some pennies," said Benjamin.
I always thought that was funny.
I thank you in the name of the Fatherland!
First of all, I married Alex because I love him.
I thought maybe by now you would have adjusted.
"First time I ever saw a pink cat," said Zeb.
"I prefer," he said with a smile.
But I wish we could find a way to get to the ground.
I wish you could hear yourself talking.
I just want it to be healthy.
I can't imagine what he was thinking to hide a thing like that from you.
"I am now," he responded sleepily.
I love you too.
I never met Grandma and Grandpa Barret.
I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.
Just an unexpected memory, I guess.
I'll be in the kitchen... when you get decent.
Now I have reinforcements.
Daddy, I wana hold wou.
"I'm sorry," she said.
Sit down and I'll fill you in a little.
I did and I thought he was going to bite my head off.
Good gracious, I believe I am.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
I lived there two years and two months.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
I must put in an appearance there, said the prince.
"I'll get us some coffee," she said, heading for the kitchen.
What are you going to hide from me that I haven't already seen?
History, Poetry, Mythology!--I know of no reading of another's experience so startling and informing as this would be.
"I won't talk about it any more," she said cheerfully.
I want this baby as much as you do, Alex.
I should get rid of this and buy something a little more feminine.
I can see plenty of nice gardens and fields down below us, at the edge of this city.
I wonder why it is that we can walk so easily in the air.
"May I eat one of them?" asked the kitten, in a pleading voice.
If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes.
This was not the light in which I hoed them.
I see I have frightened you--sit down and tell me all the news.
I don't speak of Anatole, your youngest.
I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.
Umm. Well, I think something like 50% of marriages fail - maybe more.
I knew because he proved to me that I could trust him with my heart and soul - the way you trust your mother and father.
I did not mean to hurt you.
"I was thinking about my car today," she said.
"If I've been taking you for granted," he said firmly, "I sincerely apologize.
I'm sure that had a lot to do with it - that and the connections.
I can do it.
I was so excited that I couldn't sleep, so I got up and dressed.
I'll go wherever you go - and I'll be happy there.
I need to go to the bathroom.
I think you're the most perfect person I've ever met.
I shouldn't have talked to you that way.
I think we've both had a lot on our minds lately.
For starters, I think I got derailed when you said your mother's name was Alexandrine.
I work as well as I sleep, he added, with a laugh.
I think I shall keep this Wizard until a new Sorcerer is ready to pick, for he seems quite skillful and may be of use to us.
"I did not know that you were ripe," answered the Prince, in a low voice.
In the strict sense of the word I am not a Wizard, but only a humbug.
"I wish I had that whistle," he said.
But I can see a path.
I've got to go.
All I could think about was that I had a living father-in-law.
I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.
"I wasn't thinking," she said.
I shouldn't have said anything.
He won't need to destroy ME, for if I don't get something to eat pretty soon I shall starve to death, and so save him the trouble.
"Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."
I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome.
They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours.
Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
And I don't believe a word that Hardenburg says, or Haugwitz either.
Just about time I think the two of you are making progress, something like this comes up.
I have everything packed.
I perceive that you are curiously constructed, and that if you cannot breathe you cannot keep alive.
I work for Uncle Bill on his ranch, and he pays me six dollars a month and my board.
"I've got to go wash my hands and shuck this coat," she said.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
I'm going to bed early.
Well I sure could.
I don't see why it matters.
I really like the look of wood - especially when it looks this graceful.
I can take care of myself.
"I needed you," she insisted.
"I don't need one," she snapped over her shoulder, and then slid the patio door shut behind her.
I thought you had finally accepted that the money belonged to both of you.
Still, Alex was a good salesman, I guess.
I didn't know he spoke French.
I've never heard him.
I probably wouldn't have known the difference, though.
When we were in Texas, I got the feeling that Señor Medena loved Alex - that he was saddened by the way Alex rejected him.
"I wonder if Alex reminded me it was his money because he thinks I spend it unwisely," Carmen mused aloud.
He had access to his part much earlier than I did, so he was able to make some investments that really paid off.
I guess that's what they mean by cutting off your nose to spite your face.
I told you, he told you... as you said, he even offered to let you look at his files.
I've spoken to the school and you can take the bus from there.
I came in a charter helicopter.
I will watch for a while.
"I told her I would be here," Carmen said.
I am so hungry.
I will stay with you tonight so you can rest.
I never doubted the devotion of the Russian nobles, but today it has surpassed my expectations.
I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
I just thought it would be fun for the man to tell the wife this for once.
I hope you accept this by the time the baby is born.
But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
I'll get supper on the table.
I already have a son and daughter.
But I thought when people got married...
I mean, that they didn't feel this way all the time.
I guess maybe hearing people talk... about their marriage.
Do I look that bad?
"I'm sorry I didn't get up earlier," Carmen said.
"I remember you declined," he defended archly.
Jonathan and I will make sure we fill her in on anything she missed.
I'll bet you will.
I'll watch the kids.
I hadn't planned on it.
I didn't bring anything formal.
I see what you mean.
"I did not think of his wound," Felipa admitted.
I'm not asking you to punish the men.
"I'm not like him," Alex stated firmly.
"I'll talk to him," he whispered.
I know they don't like me.
I didn't know you were awake.
"I couldn't sleep," she said.
I don't have anything formal.
No, I think I've seen enough.
I have his name, but he is not my father.
I was watching for some encouraging sign.
"I am a prude," she said, still watching his face.
That I've been making you miserable.
I don't have the money to do anything right now.
Besides, I've spent enough of his money on it already.
I did, but apparently that status changed.
He commented the other day that I was spending his money.
He said I could spend his money with a clear conscience.
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.
Actually, I would have thought it was a lot more - but then, he did pay cash for the house and clinic.
I imagine that took a chunk out of his savings.
I didn't ask him that.
I reminded him that he said he went to Columbia because he needed the money.
I guess I should have told you that.
I guess I always knew he was secretive - even you to some degree.
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.
The way I heard it, Grandma & Grandpa Barret were rolling in money and Dad wasn't up to their standards... financially.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
I think that's why Alex feels the way he does about money.
His father died shortly after Alex was born, so I never met either of them.
If she was, I didn't know about it.
All this time I thought the company was interested in him because he could speak both Spanish and English.
I'm as hungry as the horse is, and I want my milk.
"If I can get it," added Eureka.
I don't believe you are a Wizard at all!
"I should say so!" grunted another of the piglets, looking uneasily at the kitten; "cats are cruel things."
It is a little speech that I have written for him.
And now, my friends, please to excuse My lisping and my stammers; I, for this once, have done my best, And so--I'll make my manners.
"Well, I know what that is," he said to himself; and he wrote the word _turnip_ on his slate.
I lived, up to the time of the illness that deprived me of my sight and hearing, in a tiny house consisting of a large square room and a small one, in which the servant slept.
There, too, after a fit of temper, I went to find comfort and to hide my hot face in the cool leaves and grass.
Never have I found in the greenhouses of the North such heart-satisfying roses as the climbing roses of my southern home.
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.
Even after my illness I remembered one of the words I had learned in these early months.
It was the word "water," and I continued to make some sound for that word after all other speech was lost.
I slipped from my mother's lap and almost ran toward them.
I'll take care of the others if you want to watch the kids.
I'll accept it now that it is certain.
Did I give Jonathan his fair share of attention?
I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
I didn't know you felt that way.
It isn't one of those things you can talk through, I guess.
Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.
No, so I could get over it.
"I like this," he said, zipping it up.
Am I depositing enough money in the account?
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 don't want you to start feeling neglected.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
"I have been so excited since father said you were coming!" she said to Alex, but her eyes included Carmen.
"Can I hold her?" she asked Alex.
I doubt if she'll go to you.
We... actually, I... was thinking about adopting a few wild horses from out west where they have too many.
I think it is so cute the way you two flirt with each other.
I hope to have a love like yours some day.
I know you must be tired, so I will let you rest.
I wish everyone wore rose-colored glasses the way you do.
Give me one of those polo shirts and I'll go wash up.
"I guess," he finally said.
I would like to.
I don't want to bond with a child only to have it taken away.
I apologize for my sister.
I arranged to have their seamstress sew you one.
"Yes. I couldn't find a better friend than Alex, could I?" she said.
Well, whatever we do, I'd like to do it as a family.
I've never thought about it before.
You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.
I guess violet eyes are unusual, but I think they look the same from my viewpoint.
May I have this dance?
I was a little surprised at the invitation.
I don't like it when you're rough like that.
"I love you," he whispered against her ear, nuzzling it.
I think everyone was guilty of staring at her at least once - if for no other reason, wondering if she was going to fall out of her dress.
You know, I just thought of something.
I take my responsibility to you and our children seriously.
I have the same need to nurture and protect.
Then I have supper ready when he comes home.
All right, but I don't like being kept in the dark about all this.
But I felt it for you before we got married.
All I know is what Mom and Dad taught me.
It's great and I love it.
I know, we've been all through this before - but I still don't understand.
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?
In fact, I think Uncle Fabrice had him convinced that he couldn't sell a cheeseburger to a starving man.
All I know is that he gets defensive when I mention Uncle Fabrice.
Alex will be home soon and I have to get supper on.
I won't say anything to Alex about it.
I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning to relieve Carmen, so I'll drop you off at Katie's.
"If you wake me up early, I'll help you with the chores too," Jonathan told Alex.
I'll just have to take naps while she's asleep.
"I'm sorry baby," Carmen said, unzipping the tent and reaching inside.
I think I'm catching a cold though.
"I understand," he said gently, "but try to keep your chin up."
They said she'd be sleepy because of the medicine, so I'll try to sleep while she is asleep.
I heard they had the airport cleared for flights now that it's stopped snowing.
I think maybe she would like this, yes?
"I don't know," she said.
When I left the room, she was sweating until even her hair was wet.
Well, I haven't seen her, but... what does the doctor say?
I came down with Felipa to get something to eat.
"I'm still here," he said in a tone that sounded tired.
"I'm not angry," he said roughly.
Well, it's nice to know where I stand.
I've told myself that a hundred times.
I'll direct all my efforts into preparing for our new baby.
I have much to work with!
I think they are all having fun with Alex.
I hope not the way they did the last time.
"I think your mother would nail my hide to the wall," he responded as he finished putting his belt on.
I don't think anyone was timing me.
Yes. But I like taking care of my children.
I can hardly wait for the new baby.
Dulce said I want a lot.
For a minute there, I thought I was getting forgetful.
"I noticed," she said softly.
I've missed you so much.
Very. I'm so glad we have you and Jonathan.
I know who wou best fwiend is.
I feel like we're drifting apart here.
I didn't realize you felt that way.
I've cut enough here for supper.
"I couldn't be here if it wasn't," she said.
I thought that was the best way to carry her.
"I named my kitten that because I found it," she explained.
Then it must have happened while I was asleep, he said thoughtfully.
Tomorrow Uncle Henry and I must start back for Kansas.
"Those were the first words I ever said," called out the horse, who had overheard them, "and I can't explain why I happened to speak then.
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
That I am not prepared to say.
"Now," said the Wizard of Oz, "having created something from nothing, I will make something nothing again."
"Because I am going to stop your breath," was the reply.
Not that I ever hear of.
I am in no hurry to resign my office and be planted, you may be sure.
"That is a matter I have not quite decided upon," was the reply.
I have a mare; and we have a five-year-old mare with a colt, a four year-old filly, and a two-year-old filly... oh, and my mare is going to foal again in January.
I'd like to, but if it's too much trouble...
Does that mean I'm supposed to change, or that what I'm wearing is considered casual?
I don't remember ever feeling underdressed, though.
I don't want her to wake up in a strange room and not be able to find us.
I'm too warm in this one.
I have a couple of polo shirts, but no light shirts.
I guess that will do.
"I'll lock the door," he said, his lips returning to hers and lingering in a way that made her feel weak.
Could I ride one?
I didn't mean to scare you.
She will have the baby for us because I have no womb, but it is our baby.
I guess it's just something different - something we aren't used to yet.
It isn't going to get any easier, so I'd better shape up.
I agreed to this and I want the baby as much as you do.
I don't want a shadow hanging over him.
I know, but... we're guests in this house, and...
As a matter of fact, I did.
If I hadn't taken Destiny...
I should have known you would feel this way.
But I have said they did not know you had a wound.
Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
I'm asking that you don't punish Felipa.
She has already apologized and I have accepted her apology.
I think that's sufficient.
I want to, but...
"I know," he said with a sigh, running fingers through his hair.
I don't want to spoil them - or anyone else to spoil them.
I guess I didn't at first.
I just thought it was because he was so good looking.
I mean, there are different kinds of love.
I can't have one.
"Alex and I both want another baby," she finally repeated.
Do you think I'm high maintenance?
"Basically, that I require a lot of attention," Carmen said.
I think Alex makes a concentrated effort to drive his father crazy.
I did not earn it.
I do not want all this.
I want what you have - a husband who loves me - and children.
"I was raised poor," Carmen said.
I'll be back in a little while, sweetheart.
Better. I think she was foundered.
Yeah, I think it's more like a miniature rodeo.
Oh, I was supposed to tell you about a party.
"I thought I remembered you telling me that," he said, sitting down on the bed.
I'm not angry with you.
"I will go get your dress," Nina said to Carmen, and left the room.
I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
I would have so much to look at!
"Now I will fix your hair," Felipa said.
"I will join you later," she said, and promptly left Carmen alone.
For a minute there I thought you were going to bolt and run.
For a minute there, I was ready to do just that.
First of all, I wasn't the only one involved.
I didn't think I would ever meet you.
I never thought of him as being anything else but a salesman until I saw him tonight, but he seems so... comfortable now.
I guess the only thing he wanted more than that was a good woman and children.
I think maybe Alex married you to get away from his family.
I would introduce you to Tessa, yes?
"I wondered if you were ever going to come back," she said, moving eagerly into step with him.
"I thought he was going to beat you to me again," "Who?" he asked again.
He said I was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen.
I guess we could say he hasn't been around much.
I guess he was stunned by my beauty.
By whoever invited all these other people - I suppose because she was someone I knew.
I'm not ever going to know them if I never meet them, am I?
"I guess not," he said, glancing around.
I don't see Tessa right now.
I'll introduce you when I find her.
I just wish you'd stop hiding everything from me.
I guess I wasn't very polite, making a face like that.
I'm glad you saved me the trouble.
I'm tired of waiting.
I thought it would be better if I slept here.
Did I hurt you?
"Was I disrespectful?" he insisted.
I'm going to bed.
Well... I guess so, in a way.
Nothing. I was just thinking about technology.
"I think in August," she said.
I do not need it.
By the way, neither Alex nor I drink.
I did not know Alex would drink it.
But it would have been alright if I had?
I see no point in telling him.
I'm sure he doesn't think that.
If he treats me differently than others, I'm sure it's because we are married.
"A little," Carmen responded, "but I suppose that's natural, given our relationship.
I don't think of it that way.
If I didn't want to do what he said I'd tell him so - and he would listen to my reasons.
I simply want to follow his lead.
I wasn't even aware that I was staring at her... there.
I've been getting the feeling she is trying to break us up.
Maybe she thinks I'm the only thing keeping you from doing that.
But I think it's important that we're both aware of what's going on, don't you?
I wish we had never come here.
"I know what you mean," she said," but wouldn't all this have come up eventually?"
I didn't realize what a mess it was.
I'm the one who should be apologizing - for dragging you into this.
I don't want to put the girls out of a home.
"I know," she said.
I don't want you to give it up because of me.
I know life would have been a lot simpler for me.
I'm saying their lives will be complicated enough without us adding problems to it.
I doubt that... but you never know.
I'm his first son.
When you bring the babies home, can I come stay with you for a while and help take care of them?
I hope it's not that unpleasant.
"I'm sorry," Alex said gently.
I should have anticipated this.
I should have shown it to you in private - prepared you for it.
"I did not know," Felipa said in a voice that sounded stricken.
"I'm OK," she said in a voice saturated with tears.
"I'll take her in the other room," she said, shaking her head when Alex started to assist her.
"I thought you might need these," she said, handing the rag to Carmen and setting the box of tissues on a small table beside her.
I wuv woo, mommy.
"I love you too, sweetie," Carmen answered.
I apologize for disrupting your dinner.
I think a few days cleaning in the stable would pay for it.
"I didn't see any point in telling you," she said.
I don't know what you mean.
I mean, you let Dulce believe you talked me into this surrogacy thing.
I went along with it.
I thought your point was that I was trying to protect you.
I don't see how that's any different than you trying to protect me.
I remember because you seemed so sincere.
I am His gaze wandered over her face again.
I want to be that way, Carmen.
When I realized she intended to get you drunk it went all through me.
Maybe I shouldn't have said anything right there...
I suppose no place is better than home on Christmas.
I must apologize for Dulce.
I guess my life isn't very interesting to other people, but Alex and I like the way we live.
On week days, I get up about 6:00 in the morning and fix breakfast.
After Alex goes to work and Jonathan goes to school, Destiny and I do the chores.
I have chickens and horses.
Actually, everything belongs to both of us, but I was the one who had the lifelong dream of a horse ranch.
So I say the horses and chickens are mine and Alex says the other animals are his.
I went to college and studied animal husbandry.
I had grand plans to build and run a large-scale horse ranch.
After that, I guess I was focused on just getting by.
I started the dairy and everything I had went into getting it into the black.
I lost track of time until Alex came along and revived my interest in the ranch.
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.
Some day maybe I will find someone like Alex.
I think I'll join Alex right now.
I'll be up in a few hours.
I have to clean the barn.
"I love you," she said.
I mean, when Dulce isn't chewing you out.
Carmen, I don't think you really want in the middle of this.
I am in the middle of it right now - only I don't know what I'm in the middle of.
How would you feel if I was fighting with my brother and wouldn't tell you what we were fighting about?
I'm supposed to be taking care of you...
I don't know how many times or how many ways I can say I'm sorry.
He was right, to a degree It isn't the past that I'm pitching you, Alex.
"I think grandfather likes you," he said one morning to Carmen.
"I hope I do not disturb you," he said.
"I want him to know where I am in case he returns," she said, flipping open her phone.
Alex, I'm going to look at a house with your father.
I wouldn't change anything.
I didn't need you to rescue me.
Then I won't kiss you on the mouth.
"I don't know why you didn't just undress me when you put me in bed," she said.
"I'm shocked," he said with a straight face.
And I'm a hypocrite.
I pretend like I know what's right and wrong, but I don't.
I've been so focused on sin that I have been...
I hate to dispute you, but I'm not miserable.
We're probably all a little hypocritical at times - and we're all sinners, so I hear.
I admire the effort and sacrifice you put into it.
I know you're not going to be right 100% of the time.
I was talking with Morino until almost midnight.
I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
I should have known.
I guess I'd wonder too, if I were in your shoes.
I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
I never knew there was so much.
Actually, what I said was that no one got to the point that they couldn't use more money.
I had connections no one else did.
I've never had anything to do with drugs.
"I hopped things would be different when we got back home - that we would stop all this bickering," he said crisply.
I'm going to feed the chickens.
I just wonder what his angle is.
I suppose he wanted to help.
"I'm not on anyone's side," she said.
I don't want to be in the middle of your feud.
I have enough on my plate already.
"I'm alright," he said after he regained control of his voice.
I'd better not come up there, though.
Can I talk to Jonathan?
I gave him some orange juice.
I'll talk to you later.
I know, but now Alex is sick.
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