"I do not want money," returned the braided man, "for I could not spend it in this deserted place if I had it.
I'll take care of the others if you want to watch the kids.
A touch of humor lurked in Señor Medena's dark eyes, but he continued as if he didn't notice.
If we keep cool and moist, and meet with no accidents, we often live for five years.
What if we thought differently?
Let the son marry the daughter, if both agree, and give them the treasure as a wedding portion.
I'll use my own hat, if you please.
If a man was obliged to go from one city to another, he often rode on horseback.
You do realize that if it's a girl, we're going to be unevenly matched.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
If there are, they are liable to be glass oats!
Whenever anything delighted or interested me she talked it over with me just as if she were a little girl herself.
If anything more is wanted I'll send after you.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
I was quite ill afterward, and I wonder if retribution also overtook the turkey.
It's all very well if you're single.
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.
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
If you hadn't happened to find the piglet, Eureka would surely have been executed.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
"Perhaps," said Dorothy, "if you untied him, he would go."
If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
As they had no wings the strangers could not fly away, and if they jumped down from such a height they would surely be killed.
If I had an even faster computer than I have today, I could come up with really interesting questions to ask it.
It seemed as if no one saw that coming because, frankly, no one could conceive of it happening.
Prince Andrew shook himself as if waking up, and his face assumed the look it had had in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room.
"Charming!" whispered the little princess, sticking the needle into her work as if to testify that the interest and fascination of the story prevented her from going on with it.
Its delicate blossoms shrank from the slightest earthly touch; it seemed as if a tree of paradise had been transplanted to earth.
It was very difficult to walk over, the ties were wide apart and so narrow that one felt as if one were walking on knives.
We must cease raving if we are sons of our Fatherland!
"Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.
She went quickly over uninteresting details, and never nagged me with questions to see if I remembered the day-before-yesterday's lesson.
At this point, if you follow my reasoning, we have established at least the possibility of a bright future.
But don't try to make out I'm too innocent to eat a fat piglet if I could do it and not be found out.
The shah sat silent for a while, as if in thought.
What if the Smolensk people have offahd to waise militia for the Empewah?
If you can prove I'm guilty, I'll be willing to die nine times, but a mind's eye is no proof, because the Woggle-Bug has no mind to see with.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
As for reaching the top of the earth, I have never heard that it is possible to do that, and if you succeeded in getting there you would probably fall off.
"If I had answered your questions differently, I should have told a lie," said Otanes; "and none but cowards tell lies"
But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?
It is a sad story, but if you will try to restrain your tears I will tell you about it.
She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.
But the rumble of the machinery made me think it was thundering, and I began to cry, because I feared if it rained we should not be able to have our picnic out of doors.
We can stop right here if you want, Carmen.
If you behave, and don't scare the little pigs, I'm sure they'll grow very fond of you.
If he reports that our losses were great, it is not true; perhaps about four thousand, not more, and not even that; but even were they ten thousand, that's war!
Now if that's all...
"If you noticed some disorder in the garden," said Alpatych, "it was impossible to prevent it.
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
So tell them that I shall await a reply till the tenth, and if by the tenth I don't receive news that they have all got away I shall have to throw up everything and come myself to Bald Hills.
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.
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.
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.
The kitten looked at the horse thoughtfully, as if trying to decide whether he meant it or not.
The main point, however, was that they flew, and flew swiftly, if a bit unevenly, toward the rock for which they had headed.
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.
At these words Alpatych nodded as if in approval, and not wishing to hear more went to the door of the room opposite the innkeeper's, where he had left his purchases.
If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
Will you stay here if the enemy occupies the place? asked Prince Andrew.
If it has come to this--we must fight as long as Russia can and as long as there are men able to stand...
I can neither punish him if he does wrong nor reward him if he does right.
"It's like this," he said thoughtfully, "if there's a battle soon, yours will win.
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
Felipa tipped her head to the side, as if she was considering that information.
They were a bit wiggley, but secure enough if only the harness held together.
"Then we're all right," said the girl, "for if the dragon went the other way she can't poss'bly get to us now."
For my part, if we manage to get out of here I'll be glad it isn't the way the dragon goes.
But he can't wiz a single thing if he hasn't the tools and machinery to work with.
"If you have, it is invisible," said the Princess.
For God's sake send me somewhere else if only in command of a regiment.
But hardly had he done so before he felt the bed rocking backwards and forwards beneath him as if it were breathing heavily and jolting.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
Both were watching her as if she had something earth-shattering to say.
It's almost as if it is a lifetime goal.
It was as if they had started a fresh relationship.
Today while she was in town, she'd ask Connie if she knew what it was.
If he was guilty, he probably deserved it, but is family didn't.
If she could only get inside that building.
And if I did, I wouldn't tell the likes of you.
Even if she had been willing to talk, she was unable.
An answer was impossible, even if she could stop coughing long enough.
If he hadn't come along, she'd probably be dead, and yet, he had done nothing to assist after Allen left.
I asked Connie if you could...
You must have known what Allen would do to me if he caught me alone.
If he was concerned about the police, he gave no indication.
If Howard hadn't come along when he did, Allen might have killed you.
No, a restraining order wouldn't stop him from finding me if he wanted to, and it might just make him mad enough to do something worse.
She had to get into that building and find out if there was any chance of a relationship with Yancey.
It was simple enough to wander around outside, as if she were looking for something.
Remembering the pictures on the walls in the house, she wondered if it was a forgery.
Glancing around to see if Yancey was gone, she spotted him disappearing around the bend, on his way to the house.
But if he saw her swollen eyes he'd be asking all kinds of questions.
If she could get to her telephone, she could call someone for help.
He continued as if he didn't hear.
I don't know if he's angry or not.
If he wanted to hurt me, he could follow me in my car.
She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.
If he was angry, he certainly wasn't acting like he usually did.
Checking to see if anyone was around, she exited her room.
If she had asked about the building when we passed it, I might have figured she had never seen it, but she pretended she didn't notice.
And if she doesn't want to marry you?
He was quiet for a minute and she wondered if he'd given up, but no such luck.
If you don't open this door I'm going to kick it open.
If she was wrong about him... but how could she be?
Maybe I would have if you hadn't retracted it as soon as you said it.
It's a part of me, and if we're going to have anything together, you're going to have to accept it.
If my work slowed down, that was a loss of dollars for him.
Sleuthing mostly, but it didn't take me long to realize that most people give a lot away if you listen and observe profoundly.
I figured that if Giddon was using a pseudonym, he would have to either do his banking with his own name or fill out some kind of paperwork to do business under another name.
Now, if I was trying to hide my identity, the last thing I would want her to do would be to file a police report while she was living under my roof.
I could understand why he would be chasing her, but if I'd have known she'd go for a guy older than me...
If she likes imitating a bean pole, that's her choice.
If I wanted someone to organize my life, I would have stayed back in Muskogee with my parents instead of moving here.
If Brandon hadn't shared his plans with the other girls, it wasn't her place to go blabbing them now.
If she hadn't grown out of it in twenty-one years, she wasn't likely to.
But then, I got to thinking how nice it would be if you went along.
Anyway, if it's company you want, why not take Julia or Rachel?
He was still a senior in high school, but how would Mom feel if he lived in a house with three women?
No. But if I were trying to defend my honor, you'd be the one I would choose to take up there.
If you want to wait until I get off work, I'll try to leave a little early so we won't get back so late.
Well, if they turn you out, we'll just get a room at a hotel in Bartlesville.
I know I could get mugged, but that could happen in the hospital parking lot if I was driving a car.
If it were any other man, she might think it was sexual frustration, but Brandon didn't appear to be interested in any of them.
It wasn't as if she was going to chase after him.
You know, I won't be offended if you just say no.
In the mean time, maybe if she stopped running, he'd stop chasing.
I have supper on, if anyone is hungry.
What's the point of living to a ripe old age if you can't enjoy yourself?
Well, if Brandon wasn't going to come to her aid...
I wonder if you'd still feel that way if your child was sick in the hospital.
What if she starts running when we get out in the field?
And he won't run - not even if you flog him.
Then, again, if he did want to talk to her about something, this was the perfect opportunity.
If she only had a clue what was bothering him.
If there's one thing he can't stand, it must be an independent female.
"It wasn't exactly a fun party, anyway," he continued as if none of them had spoken.
I told Julia and Rachel that I'd come back if I didn't find you here.
You can forego the good night kiss, if you find it that objectionable.
OK, if we both pay our way - and this isn't real a date.
She couldn't see his facial expression in the dark, so it was hard to tell if he was teasing her or not.
"I couldn't be here if it wasn't," she said.
"Not a very pretty one," he answered, as if a little ashamed.
When the next company of Gargoyles advanced, our adventurers began yelling as if they had gone mad.
"I could if I happened to be a real wizard," returned the master sadly.
So, if you are innocent, Eureka, you must tell the Princess how you came to be in her room, and what has become of the piglet.
If he can produce but seven, then this is not the piglet that was lost, but another one.
Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
If there is anything... come back, Yakov Alpatych!
But if three days pass, then after that, well, then that same battle will not soon be over.
Would it not be better if the end did come, the very end?
He made a mumbling sound in confirmation of this, took her hand, and began pressing it to different parts of his breast as if trying to find the right place for it.
Sometimes we have to accept change, if we want to move forward.
As if bent on assisting her, the weather turned steamy when it entered the second week of June.
From the time they broke up, she knew it could come to this if he were left to his own devices.
They began to wonder if there were no people to inhabit this magnificent city of the inner world.
"Very clever," said the Wizard, nodding his head as if pleased.
That is, if Jim has had enough of the pink grass.
"Thank goodness we are together again, even if we are prisoners," sighed the little girl.
If the Gargoyles can unhook the wings then the power to fly lies in the wings themselves, and not in the wooden bodies of the people who wear them.
For, if we told you truly, you might escape us altogether; and if we told you an untruth we would be naughty and deserve to be punished.
"It is possible," agreed the Wizard, "if this proves to be the path she usually takes.
So, if you can find a way to fix it, we'll be much obliged to you.
Sometimes, if a poem was very pleasing, he gave the poet a prize.
If the people of Boston must fight for their liberty, we will help them.
They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.
If you had looked ahead fifty years to 1240, you wouldn't have anticipated much change.
My parents at once determined to take me to Baltimore to see if anything could be done for my eyes.
Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.
Well, if my cooking is that bad...
And so, if she couldn't have it in her head, she'd put it into his.
For a few minutes they held on to each other, kissing as if they hadn't seen each other in a week.
Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
Can you remember any breakfast that I've had today? growled Jim, as if he resented Zeb's speech.
Even if we should come to unpleasant places on our way it is necessary, in order to reach the earth's surface, to keep moving on toward it.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
Pierre murmured something unintelligible, and continued to look round as if in search of something.
At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country.
If it isn't I'll have to stand it, that's all.
You may have them, if you will give me the whistle.
If the noble awistocwacy of the pwovince of Moscow thinks fit, it can show its loyalty to our sov'weign the Empewah in other ways.
I?... said the prince as if unpleasantly awakened, and not taking his eyes from the plan of the building.
The doctor called today to see if my condition had improved with the medication.
But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
You always look neat and clean - even if you are a little out of style.
I doubt if she'll go to you.
If their meeting today was any indication, this visit was going to be interesting - if not uncomfortable.
If she was invited, it was as a guest of Alex, so he would tell her when and if he decided to go.
And if Alex refuses the inheritance?
If he does not take the inheritance, we will not have a home.
It wasn't as if he had to be there every living minute of his life.
If he hadn't hid it from her all this time, it wouldn't be such a shock.
If this was what defined a vacation away from home, she'd just as soon stay at home.
He said they as if the horses belonged to the ranch hands.
Remembering what Felipa had said about the girls being out of a home if Alex refused the inheritance, she smiled.
If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.
If so, maybe they should put one on the payroll.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
If Alex felt the need to protect her from Gerald, maybe she shouldn't be dancing with him.
If he knew who Alex really was, he probably knew more than Alex did.
"If it hadn't been for his sister, I probably still wouldn't know," he mused.
What would Alex have done if she had talked?
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
Finally his head turned slowly, as if feeling her intense gaze.
"You speak to each other across the room with your eyes," she said as if it were some incredible feat.
"I wondered if you were ever going to come back," she said, moving eagerly into step with him.
If it were totally innocent, he would have volunteered more information.
Alex wouldn't lie, but if he was given enough time to think about it, he could certainly evade the issue.
If it had been for both of them, they would have invited some of her friends - like Katie and Bill.
I'm not ever going to know them if I never meet them, am I?
They were so synchronized and fluid that Carmen asked Alex if they danced often.
I thought it would be better if I slept here.
"Thank you," Carmen said as if it were a gift.
A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
But it would have been alright if I had?
Dulce stared at her for a moment, as if considering it for the first time.
If he treats me differently than others, I'm sure it's because we are married.
If I didn't want to do what he said I'd tell him so - and he would listen to my reasons.
If we do not...
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.
Your father even offered you land if you would come down here to stay.
Jonathan would be disappointed if we left before Christmas.
If he wants to keep this estate in the family, he'll have to leave it to his daughters.
What if Señor Medena had three boys instead of three girls?
It was a good thing they didn't change after church, because everyone at the table was dressed as if going to church.
Carmen glanced at Señor Medena, who was beaming as if they were his children... or as if they were his biological grandchildren.
They were expecting - as surely as if they were in her womb.
It will be different this time, he said, cuddling her against his chest as if she were a child.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
If everyone would stop talking about it...
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
Yet somewhere deep inside she feared that if he was capable of betrayal once, then he might be again.
Jonathan and Alfonso were playing with the sticks as if they were swords.
If you break it, you replace it.
The atmosphere felt stiff and formal, as if this was not part of their routine.
Señor Medena was watching her as if she were talking about something truly interesting.
You may do that tomorrow if you wish.
"Love," he said, as if the one word were a full explanation.
How would you feel if I was fighting with my brother and wouldn't tell you what we were fighting about?
If you don't remember where you buried the bone, it isn't going to be much help when you get hungry later.
Señor Medena was watching her again in that strange way, as if it truly mattered what she thought.
Your new couple can always change that part if they want to.
"You would like to see the patio?" he continued, as if nothing had happened.
He flinched visibly as if she had slapped him, his fingers tightening on her arm.
If he trusted her, he wouldn't have been snapping at her as if she had done something wrong.
Still, if Señor Medena adopted Dulce when she was a baby and raised her, then he was her father - blood relative or not.
If Katie hadn't disclosed that incident to her before she met Alex, would he have revealed that facet of his past?
If he had passed Dulce over, it was because she wasn't what he wanted.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
And yet, if Señor Medena hadn't been so pushy, would he have accepted the inheritance?
If Dulce hadn't chased him so hard, would he have fallen in love with her?
Who could say what might have been if the smallest thing had been different in their lives?
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
If they were truly soul mates, she should be in his corner all the way.
Even if they could change things, she didn't want to.
She dropped to her pillow, wondering if she was the only one who thought their exchange across the living room ended the quarrel.
If he thought everything was normal, then it probably was.
If his tone was any indication, he wanted more.
If only she could conquer these mood shifts.
His words were comforting, even if they didn't resolve her concerns.
I guess I'd wonder too, if I were in your shoes.
And if so, would they be able to fit three people comfortably in the front seat?
If not, why had he gone - left her alone for two weeks?
If they hadn't been fighting, he might have been there when she started hemorrhaging.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
So, if money wasn't your reason for going, what was?
He didn't care if she got cold.
Then again, maybe he figured she wouldn't understand them if she did look.
If that Alex returned to his roots, there was no reason she couldn't be at his side.
"If I've been taking you for granted," he said firmly, "I sincerely apologize.
There was no immediate need for a van and if they did need one, they... he, obviously had the money.
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.
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.
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.
If she was, I didn't know about it.
"I wonder if Alex reminded me it was his money because he thinks I spend it unwisely," Carmen mused aloud.
If you mention his name to Alex, you'll find out why she feels that way.
Surely he wouldn't have gone down there to help if he felt that way.
On the other hand, how could Alex be a positive influence if his Uncle truly felt that way?
If Alex liked being in control, and she liked him being in control, then there was no problem.
If he decided to go back to Texas, they would all go together.
If only she could take Destiny's pain and fear.
As if Destiny had not been through enough already, she was forced to stay inside the tent.
If you don't get some sleep when you go home, you won't be able to relieve me tonight.
When I told her about Destiny, she asked if she could come up and help.
"If you wake me up early, I'll help you with the chores too," Jonathan told Alex.
She'd buy the pizza and have it delivered if they would bring her some.
No, if one of us has to get snowed in up here, I'd rather it was me.
Call me if there's any change.
Later she remembered that Alex had asked her to call him if there was any change.
He would want to know, yet if he did, he might try to drive in on icy highways.
If he was coming down with a cold, he needed rest - and Destiny didn't need to be exposed to it.
If you panic, she will be frightened.
"I wonder if God is punishing us," she mused.
He spoke so clearly and with such conviction that Carmen wondered if he was thinking about Alex.
Destiny probably wouldn't wake before they returned, and even if she did, Señor Medena would keep her occupied.
If he was on the road, he didn't need to be distracted.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
He said Destiny's fever had broken and if she continued to improve, they would take the tent off her bed in a few days.
Señor Medena would take care of him and see that he got to the hospital if he needed to go.
If Alex forgave his father, would he want to return to that lifestyle?
Alex told her to call him back if she didn't give birth in an hour.
Besides, if you buy a cheap one, you get discouraged when you can't get the quality of music that you want.
If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
He treated her as if she were actually pregnant.
Maybe she was right, and if Alex hadn't been such a perfect husband in every other way, she might have done it.
I don't know what's been bothering you lately, but if I've done something, I wish you would tell me.
His movements were deliberate as he walked toward her - as if he were measuring every word he was about to say.
If I would be in danger, then so would you.
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.
Still, the romancing was so much a part of him that it was as if he wasn't even Alex.
If it was Tessa or Dulce, she needed to fight fire with fire.
I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to arrive.
If you don't stand up and demand a change, he'll keep on doing it.
Katie leaned back, a triumphant look on her face as if she had made a point.
On the other hand, if he lost them, she would be sharing the loss of lifestyle.
I find it hard to believe you wouldn't help him if you could.
If she was, why was she constantly questioning him?
If Alex needed help, he wouldn't ask her for it.
Normally he would have asked if she was ready to go to bed, or even if she needed help.
If he had said he lost all his money gambling, it wouldn't have been a bigger shock.
If he had lied to her, he might have cheated as well.
But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?
He looked as if she had hit him in the stomach.
If Dulce had a boyfriend, no one had mentioned it.
If Alex had known he had a son, things would have been different.
If it wasn't Dulce, then who?
I just want to do my part, and I can't if I don't have all the facts.
If they presented a united front, Tessa might back up.
If she doesn't have custody, then why go through all this?
If he has custody, she couldn't get the money.
If she focused on the past, he would be encouraged to hide things in the future.
Wouldn't it have been easier if you had told me?
She greeted them with a big smile, hugging each of them as if they were old friends she hadn't seen in a decade.
She had always claimed that he would listen if she presented an opposing opinion.
If it hadn't been for Katie, she might not have discovered that she was right.
If he didn't love you, he wouldn't care.
Alex was civil to Señor Medena, if not friendly.
As if Matthew thought the encouragement was intended for him, he latched onto her breast, creating a suction that sent tiny bubbles down the feeding tube.
It wasn't as if she was in the habit of discussing such things - especially with strangers.
It shouldn't make any difference if he's adopted.
"I wonder if this is how he felt," he mused to himself.
Maybe he wondered - maybe he knew - if his father had ever held him as he held his offspring right now.
Maybe we would have felt this way with them if things had been different.
No one knew what the future held, but if they faced everything together, surely they would grow together.
They were chatting together as if they had known each other all their lives.
If the boy had been his, how would his good intentions have made her husband feel?
If she had stayed with her husband and they had more children, would he have felt financially responsible for the others as well?
If he lived to be a hundred he'd never understand women.
If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?
The train crouched silent on the tracks in a feline pose, as if hovering over a kill.
Not if you judge by the car and their clothes.
If Lisa was involved with both Spencer and Mertz, maybe she was an informant for Spenser.
Right now he was wondering if he had chosen the right occupation.
It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.
The vehicle turned hesitantly and she idly wondered if Dad was letting Angela drive again.
"Certainly," she replied as if it were a social visit.
Len looked uncomfortable and glanced at Howard as if for support.
Everyone was staring at her as if they expected her to faint or something.
If she could talk to her family, maybe she could clear all this up.
She could drive, if someone would simply tell her where they were.
The facts drifted in slowly, as if attending a dreaded meeting.
How would you feel if...
Once someone from church came by to see if she needed help.
OK, if you have to go, take someone with you.
If someone tries to attack you, just point it at them.
Connie packed and left that evening after work, still expressing her concern and insisting that Lisa call her if she wanted to talk.
If you put me in jail again, when I get out there won't be a safe place for you.
If he came back, he wouldn't find her there.
It wasn't as if they could do anything anyway.
Acquaintances were shallow and many, but if a person had one true friend in a lifetime, they were blessed.
If only she could have one more chance.
But if she moved, the car might start rocking again.
If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
Her knees were trembling as if they were going to give way at any moment, and her face felt devoid of blood.
As he had pointed out, it wasn't as if she had much of a choice.
At least he hadn't lied about the house... if it was actually his, and if the mother and daughter existed.
Then come in and use the phone if you want.
If I could use your phone, Mrs. Giddon, I'll see if I can find someone to come get me.
Maybe if I'd been with them...
If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.
Had fate brought her to these people who welcomed her as if she were family?
If you'll just point the way, I'll be glad to go by myself.
He patted the ATV as if it were alive.
He was helping, even if he did so grudgingly.
It was as if he was mocking her.
On the other hand, if he wanted to harm her, he might snatch the stick from her and use it as a weapon against her.
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.
It felt good to be off her feet, even if only momentarily and in such a manner.
That would have been more convincing if you hadn't been so willing at first.
I hate to ask you for another favor, but I wonder if I could pay you to drive me home.
As if she hadn't been a burden in enough ways, now she had Mrs. Giddon upset with him.
He could hardly be blamed if he chose to make her walk home.
The last word ended on the upturn, as if it were a question, not a statement.
She needed to get out more if she found their disgruntled exchange entertaining.
No. I guess I'd be upset, too, if someone barged into my life that way.
It was nice of you to help me out... even if it was grudgingly.
You've got a better summer job, if you'll accept.
It was too far to consider driving every day, even if she had a car.
If you need time to take care of things, I can come back and get you.
I don't know if he's married.
If you absolutely insist on doing this, at least leave me instructions on how to get there... and a phone number where you can be reached.
Is it all right if I call Lisa now and then to see how she's doing?
See you this fall, if not before.
Take care of yourself, and if you have any problems, call me.
Remembering his kiss yesterday, she doubted if he was still married.
She stiffened, wondering if the job was genuine - or was he was simply looking for a mistress?
He waved a hand as if to brush her inquest off.
If she knew I was hiring you as a companion, she'd be embarrassed.
If Giddon had any such plans, he would soon find they were futile.
Connie immediately assured her that the Giddon's wouldn't be shelling out the money if they didn't think she was earning it.
If he doesn't have a job, why doesn't he take care of his daughter?
I suspect I'd have a lot of young men to answer to if anything happened to you out here.
Giddon paid no attention to the three at the pool, patting Diablo's nose and talking softly to him as if no one was around.
If it was so dangerous out there in the woods, why did Giddon feel so safe?
Sure, that sounded possible... if he didn't spend every day at the barn.
She would have a sore neck if she stayed that way for long.
And yet, if she hadn't come to this house, it would have been worse.
If you feel that way, why did you come all the way out here to see me?
If Giddon and Sarah were both in town, then she was alone.
"In the future," he spoke crisply, "I'd appreciate it if you consulted me before inviting guests into my home."
If you don't want me to use the pool, just say so.
She changed into a sleeveless blouse and shorts, wondering as she did so if he would object to the shorts.
It wasn't as if she had any part in becoming that way, nor did it make her a better person.
If he was going to start throwing things, she had no intention of staying there in the kitchen alone with him.
What would Giddon do if he found out she had witnessed his connection?
If only she could believe he wasn't involved in anything illegal.
If you want to walk this late in the evening, you need to make sure I'm with you.
If Len has time, maybe he could help me.
If Giddon was involved in a drug ring, Tammy needed a way out.
Lisa hesitated, not wanting to pry and not sure if the conversation was supposed to end there.
It was as if she were talking about someone she didn't know.
He won't have if he keeps bailing her out.
Still, if that were the case, she need not have brought up the telephone call at the table.
On the other hand, if Sarah was telling the truth, there was another side to Giddon - a loyal brother.
After one last look around to see if she was being watched, she started into the woods.
If he caught her in the woods, she could say she was looking for wild flowers.
What if she had been seriously injured?
What if a snake had been in those bushes?
If it was a bear, she was in a terrible predicament.
They reached an open place in the brush where Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half closed - as if all hell wasn't getting ready to burst loose.
And what would you have done if it had been a bear?
I didn't think about how it might affect you if I got hurt out there.
There would have been, if Valorie had lived.
If it had been anyone else, I would have accepted that, but she liked to control people.
Sarah was his mother, so he would be respectful, and if he wasn't she could always walk away.
If Sarah thought she understood Yancey's moods, she was mistaken.
If he thought he could terrorize her, he had another think coming.
If Sarah suspected that she already knew what was going on and looked the other way, why not welcome her into the family?
Still, if she could get into that building and find out, it might ease her mind.
If they could talk, what tales these hills could tell.
You'd see less wildlife if you were walking - making more frightening noises to the animals.
Len, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were jealous.
If I did, I wouldn't be bringing you back here.
She hesitated a moment, wanting to tell him, but thinking she would be betraying Yancey if she did so.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
Call me if you need me – and you won't be taking advantage of me.
I'll let you know if I hear something I think you need to know.
If she needed any reassurance about her appearance, it was immediately supplied by Yancey's reaction when she entered the family room.
If Connie didn't tell Allen where to find her, who did?
Well, if he's under there, he's going to be stuck there for a while.
If this was love, it was certainly a dangerous love.
I'm sending you this card and hope to see you on your birthday if you can get away.
If Len was right, it might be a lifetime of hiding.
He leaned forward, as if to say something in her ear.
I'm sorry if I offended you.
This was a relationship she might want to pursue if he wasn't involved in something illegal.
I guess if he thought it was any of my business, he'd tell me.
Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever stop seeing that.
Maybe if you took some pictures from the house and put them in your room.
Maybe it would hurt Sarah's feelings less if she simply told the truth.
If Yancey had noticed her earlier or was troubled by it, he gave no indication.
Well, if you want to go that bad, then go.
Maybe if he saw that she didn't go near the building, he would relax his guard.
The birds were silent, watching her to see if she was friend or foe.
If her pulse were any indication, she should be happy – and cautious.
Well, if that was what worried you, I'd have told Mom to bring a steak.
If he was trying to prevent her from escaping, he was doing a poor job of it.
You wouldn't have thought it was so exciting if he had turned on you.
If he was, that made twice she had been attracted by a man who was doing something illegal.
In spite of his size, his steps were light, as if he chose every one carefully.
Occasionally he glanced behind him, as if searching for someone, or something, that might be watching.
Something deep inside said that if Allen were six years older and had a child, he'd still be as irresponsible as he was now.
Then again, if Yancey was dealing with drugs, he was endangering his mother and child.
Reason said if she left now, there would never be a solid relationship.
Just let me know if something comes up and you think I need to come home.
If things get too hot, call me - collect, you hear?
You don't know why you hid it, or you don't know if you're afraid of me?
He did ask if she could talk.
It might have been something she would suspect if she had ever seen him in the pool.
Oh sure, and if I started taking my clothes off, you'd tell me to stop, right?
If you don't like the weather, hang around until this afternoon.
And yet, if he was involved in something illegal, they could have nothing together.
I'll go with you if you want me to.
He merely asked if she was alright.
What if I fall off?
But then, if you think it's not safe...
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