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  • The fire snapped as it grew.
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  • It was the earthquake.
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  • "How does it taste?" asked the Wizard.
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  • It is a beautiful place.
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  • It is the cross I have to bear.
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  • I only hope it wasn't poison.
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  • It was the first money that he had ever had.
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  • Oh, what a pretty sound it made!
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  • It was the first time she thought of Katie that way.
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  • It only wuined our farming!
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  • What a big family it was!
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  • He took the hat and examined it carefully, returning it afterward to the Wizard.
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  • It is your affair, not mine.
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  • (He was well acquainted with the senator, but thought it necessary on this occasion to address him formally.)
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  • "Isn't it funny?" she said.
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  • "Let me see it," said the Sorcerer.
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  • "It is very strange," said he, soberly.
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  • The guinea-fowl likes to hide her nest in out-of-the-way places, and it was one of my greatest delights to hunt for the eggs in the long grass.
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  • "It wasn't a peach, Eureka," said Dorothy.
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  • It is the Valley of Voe.
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  • The cavern did not come to an end, as they had expected it would, but slanted upward through the great glass mountain, running in a direction that promised to lead them to the side opposite the Mangaboo country.
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  • It is because there is no warm blood in them, remarked the Wizard.
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  • But I hope you will at least believe it to be possible.
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  • It would be dreadful to eat these dear little things.
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  • It was a stupid question, of course.
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  • It was no small decision for her.
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  • Once the fire of passion was gone, it was embarrassing.
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  • They stood before it in silent admiration.
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  • Still, you like it, yes?
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  • I cannot stand it here.
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  • This viewpoint seems reasonable because it is largely consistent with our everyday experience of life.
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  • It was Alex and Morino.
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  • At least, it isn't as wrong as some other things.
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  • But it took a good many years for them to grow as large and fine as they are now.
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  • He stood and tossed the last bite into his mouth, washing it down with the last of his milk.
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  • The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.
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  • It wasn't a question, but a flat statement.
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  • "Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
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  • In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
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  • All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.
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  • "Of course it is," returned Dorothy promptly.
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  • It was totally out of character for her.
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  • It was indicative of dissipation and the exercise of authority.
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  • It was a good thing they were going home tomorrow.
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  • She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
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  • "That's the way I feel about it," remarked Zeb, rubbing his wounds.
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  • Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
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  • It's hard to explain.
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  • I want to be part of this - whatever it is.
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  • "Yes, I will try to learn it," said Edward.
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  • "It was fine, Dorothy," called one of the piglets.
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  • "We will talk of it later," said Anna Pavlovna with a smile.
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  • "Who did you say it was?" whispered Zeb to the girl.
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  • It would be good to get home - away from all the finery and hostility.
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  • He'd be following shortly, trying to make it look like he was the injured party.
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  • Her face flamed as she thought of how it must have looked to Morino.
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  • Next the Wizard poured a pool of oil from the can upon the glass floor, where it covered quite a broad surface.
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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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  • I don't see why it matters.
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  • Again it struck her how much they were alike.
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  • He was right, to a degree It isn't the past that I'm pitching you, Alex.
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  • Why hadn't they tried it before?
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  • It wasn't jealousy that troubled him.
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  • I never thought I could do it.
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  • Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.
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  • As he rode into the yard, his expression made it clear that he didn't come to see the house.
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  • It was the idea of being deceived.
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  • It should have arrived at Hugson's Siding at midnight, but it was already five o'clock and the gray dawn was breaking in the east when the little train slowly rumbled up to the open shed that served for the station-house.
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  • Crash after crash echoed far above their heads, as the earth came together where it had split, and stones and chunks of clay rattled around them on every side.
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  • It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.
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  • It was completely covered with vines, climbing roses and honeysuckles.
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  • 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.
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  • When it slowed for the drive, the dust caught up, hiding it in a swirling cloud.
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  • "Does it hurt to be invisible?" she asked.
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  • "It occurs to me you have a great deal to make you happy, even while invisible," remarked the Wizard.
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  • 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.
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  • He hardly knew how it tasted.
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  • The big question was how to end it.
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  • A newspaper with Allen's picture on it lay opened on the coffee table.
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  • If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
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  • "Maybe it's even nicer inside," She said with a forced smile.
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  • The answer was as obvious as it was embarrassing.
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  • It was necessary to fight an unexpected battle at Smolensk to save our lines of communication.
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  • The Regular Worker who Risks it All and Strikes it Rich.
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  • It must have been a smorgasbord.
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  • Something about it looked warm and cozy - like home.
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  • Following Señor Medena up the stairs, she ran her hand along the smooth wood, enjoying the cool silky soft feel of it.
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  • Gradually the balloon grew bigger, which was proof that it was settling down upon the Land of the Mangaboos.
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  • That is how I explain it to myself.
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  • "We'll try it, anyway," said the Wizard.
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  • All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
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  • "I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.
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  • Our Emperor joined the army to encourage it to defend every inch of Russian soil and not to retreat.
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  • It hurts me, it hurts.
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  • It should be ready now.
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  • He reached out and took one of her curls in his big hand and studied it.
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  • I should have been checking it.
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  • Where it is written how we are to make a child?
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  • As soon as she said it she wished she could take it back.
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  • I would have figured it was his.
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  • If Dulce had a boyfriend, no one had mentioned it.
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  • If it wasn't Dulce, then who?
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  • When it came back to her face, a slow smile erased the creases between his brows.
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  • Of course it was the same.
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  • It isn't going to get any easier, so I'd better shape up.
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  • It was the perfect opportunity to talk to Alex about their finances.
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  • What's wrong with it?
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  • He also had a sense of responsibility about it.
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  • I haven't checked it today.
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  • How much is it, Dad?
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  • I can do it.
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  • It was great news and she should have felt relieved.
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  • If you don't stand up and demand a change, he'll keep on doing it.
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  • I don't know why she didn't ask for it before - or why she didn't tell me about the baby.
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  • Maybe she thought you would deny it was yours.
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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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  • It happened about twenty minutes ago.
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  • It won't bring them back.
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  • The deeper the feeling, the more he attempted to cover it.
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  • The way he did it reminded her of Alex.
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  • Señor Medena was watching her again in that strange way, as if it truly mattered what she thought.
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  • He was making noises like his father was the one he didn't trust, but it wasn't that simple.
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  • Was that why Alex didn't want to talk to her about it?
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  • He's been clear enough about that, and yet it's being pushed on him.
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  • "Of course it matters," he said, following her to the closet and watching anxiously as she started removing clothes.
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  • It was a house full of people who happened to be related to him.
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  • The wound opened again and the salt he threw into it drew a sharp response from her.
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  • It's just not my style.
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  • No doubt it mattered to him.
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  • It was possible after all - but was it moral?
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  • It was true, and it brought color to his neck, but he didn't comment.
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  • It was a pretty place, with vines growing thickly over the broad front porch.
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  • The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
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  • What do you think of it, Prince?
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  • It was disrespectful of me.
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  • It would be an excellent opportunity to get out of this house with its unpleasant memories.
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  • I won't say anything to Alex about it.
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  • It was intended to encourage her, but it was more a distraction.
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  • Tonight it felt comfortable.
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  • Maybe that was it.
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  • "Lust," she repeated a little louder, and then said it firmly once more.
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  • I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
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  • How long would it take for him to tire of it?
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  • "Tell me it's not true," she heard her emotionless voice saying to no one in particular.
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  • They put her through college and it was her intent to stay with them as long as they needed her.
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  • I just want it to be healthy.
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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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  • You keep telling me it's in the past - until you can dig it back up and throw it in my face again.
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  • It looked like she was pregnant.
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  • I know, sweetheart, and that is a comfort, but it won't be that bad.
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  • In those last moments when it was too late, she had decided to go with them.
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  • It will be about the end of our adventures, I guess.
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  • It was all laid out into lovely lawns and gardens, with pebble paths leading through them and groves of beautiful and stately trees dotting the landscape here and there.
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  • 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.
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  • Dorothy climbed into the buggy, although Jim had been unharnessed from it and was grazing some distance away.
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  • "That is true," agreed the Wizard, "and as the river seems to be flowing in the direction of the Pyramid Mountain it will be the easiest way for us to travel."
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  • Here one side of the mountain had a great hole in it, like the mouth of a cavern, and the stairs stopped at the near edge of the floor and commenced ascending again at the opposite edge.
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  • "This," said the man, taking up a box and handling it gently, "contains twelve dozen rustles--enough to last any lady a year.
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  • Will you buy it, my dear? he asked, addressing Dorothy.
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  • "It isn't the bigness, dear; its the variety," replied the girl.
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  • He lifted the nest gently and put it in a safe place in the forks of the tree.
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  • And in it were some odd little pictures, which he never grew tired of looking at.
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  • "Mother will help him learn it," said his sister.
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  • And you may even—reasonably, optimistically—think it to be quite likely.
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  • Alex didn't answer and it went to his voice mail, so she left a message.
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  • Looking into that semi-sweet chocolate gaze, it was easy to understand why Dulce lost her composure.
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  • What is it, do you s'pose?
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  • Let's face it: Futurists as a whole have a pretty poor track record.
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  • Although the issue was not discussed, it was far from out of her mind.
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  • Maybe it was anger that prompted him to make the remark about her spending his money, but he never apologized about it specifically.
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  • Besides, I've spent enough of his money on it already.
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  • Actually, I would have thought it was a lot more - but then, he did pay cash for the house and clinic.
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  • Destiny followed her and Carmen pulled the chair beside her out so she could crawl into it.
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  • Carmen picked up a potato and started pealing it.
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  • The way I heard it, Grandma & Grandpa Barret were rolling in money and Dad wasn't up to their standards... financially.
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  • He wasn't opposed to having it, but he insisted on sharing it in fair business - and with his wife, more or less.
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  • Maybe it caught up with him.
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  • None of it made sense.
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  • Since his current office was directly across from their bedroom, it seemed a better place for babies that Alex said could be born early.
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  • She jumped up and gasped in horror as it slid forward.
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  • Yeah, you could get to it, but it would take a while, and you'd be subjecting yourself to thorns, ticks, snakes and about ten miles of the roughest country you can imagine.
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  • Was it your parents' car?
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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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  • It was a sobering reminder that a bear had been on this spot – possibly only minutes earlier.
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  • It's just a car.
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  • It sounded like a good chance to get away from this house and the memories for a while.
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  • Yeah, but will it work up there?
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  • By the time I got it from the car, it was down to one bar.
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  • It was a hot afternoon, and she had thrown a light cotton sundress over her swimsuit.
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  • It was a sobering and unpleasant question.
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  • Katie piled the potatoes in another pan and picked it up, along with the knife and a bag of peals.
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  • In fact, he had a strong respect for the security it could provide.
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  • It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.
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  • "It was already off the cliff when I got there," he called.
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  • The stored tears continued to flow and the sobs wracked her body, robbing it of the ability to speak – barely allowing a breath to be drawn.
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  • In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
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  • He added some to it.
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  • There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion:
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  • She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
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  • She glanced up at his face, but it gave no clue of his mood.
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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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  • What time is it?
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  • Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
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  • When they left, it sucked the life from the room.
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  • It wasn't simply a personal matter to Dulce.
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  • "Yes; but it's lots of fun, if it IS strange," remarked the small voice of the kitten, and Dorothy turned to find her pet walking in the air a foot or so away from the edge of the roof.
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  • "If it had any bones, I ate them," replied the kitten, composedly, as it washed its face after the meal.
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  • But it accomplishes nothing of value.
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  • "Isn't it fine?" cried Dorothy, in a joyous voice, as she sprang out of the buggy and let Eureka run frolicking over the velvety grass.
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  • It had a bright blue cover, which he was careful not to soil.
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  • It was the favourite haunt of humming-birds and bees.
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  • He was dressed in a dark-green dress coat, knee breeches of the color of cuisse de nymphe effrayee, as he called it, shoes, and silk stockings.
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  • He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).
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  • The dama-fruit is the most delicious thing that grows, and when it makes us invisible the bears cannot find us to eat us up.
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  • I never doubted the devotion of the Russian nobles, but today it has surpassed my expectations.
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  • She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.
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  • Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
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  • As for buying a child - was it so different from what they were doing?
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  • She finished pealing the potato and threw it into the pan before continuing.
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  • If she was, I didn't know about it.
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  • But then, she admitted to loving him at one time, so it's not hard to believe she still felt something for him.
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  • Maybe they had inherited or learned it from their mother, not his father.
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  • Considering her own feelings about Alex, and the fact that he was a lot like his father, it wasn't hard to imagine that his mother never got over Señor Medena.
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  • I'm sure that had a lot to do with it - that and the connections.
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  • It really ticked Alex off.
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  • "I wonder if Alex reminded me it was his money because he thinks I spend it unwisely," Carmen mused aloud.
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  • Considering the information Katie had just disclosed, it wasn't surprising that he wanted to be in control - or that he had chosen a wife who asked few questions.
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  • Was it because he thought she wouldn't?
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  • Some of it came from life insurance.
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  • Alex won't spend it.
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  • I heard they had the airport cleared for flights now that it's stopped snowing.
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  • If he was coming down with a cold, he needed rest - and Destiny didn't need to be exposed to it.
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  • Carmen woke to a crackling sound and sat up, trying to identify it.
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  • To her horror, she discovered it was Destiny breathing.
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  • She backed out of the tent and tucked it under the mattress.
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  • Destiny's eyes lit up when she saw it.
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  • Carmen handed Destiny the doll and she wrapped it in her arms.
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  • She lay down, hugging it.
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  • For the first time, it crossed Carmen's mind that he was kind of cute.
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  • It is not a sin to want your child.
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  • It just started rocking and then went over the edge.
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  • The rain got it started and then the edge of the cliff gave way.
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  • It looks like I'll have to accept your invitation to spend the night, but I'll pay you as soon as I get my things.
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  • "It's nice to meet you, too, Tammy," Lisa said.
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  • He picked up a newspaper and snapped it open, his attention instantly captured by something he found in its crinkled pages.
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  • It ached in places there couldn't be muscles.
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  • It was a wicked thought.
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  • You left it in the car all night?
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  • She handed it to Connie, describing the entrance and house.
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  • Well, it's good that you're getting to be yourself again.
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  • I don't want you to give that number to anyone unless it's an emergency, you understand?
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  • Is it all right if I call Lisa now and then to see how she's doing?
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  • It was all so fast that she didn't have time to think.
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  • She looked away; wishing Connie hadn't brought it to her attention.
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  • Maybe it was as Giddon had feared.
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  • Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.
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  • It didn't take long for Lisa to adjust to her new job.
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  • Connie immediately assured her that the Giddon's wouldn't be shelling out the money if they didn't think she was earning it.
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  • Maybe it was the intrigue, or maybe it was that gut feeling that something wasn't as it appeared.
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  • What the Giddons did on their own land was their business, yet it left her feeling uncomfortable.
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  • It was on one of those occasions that Lisa made her first perplexing discovery.
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  • "Like spun gold," he said softly tossing it across her shoulder, where it poised and then bounced down her back.
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  • A smile was plastered on his dark face, but it didn't reach the smoldering eyes.
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  • More than likely it was born of self-preservation.
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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?
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  • It even found its way into her writing.
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  • It's getting close to supper, so I'd better go in.
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  • If it was so dangerous out there in the woods, why did Giddon feel so safe?
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  • Only one reason came to mind - because it wasn't dangerous.
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  • It was simply a ruse to keep her from exploring that path and what lay beyond.
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  • It was one of her favorite artists, Andy Gordon.
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  • Walking so fast that it created a breeze that caught the loose hair hanging down her back, she turned her ankle slipping off her sandals.
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  • For a moment she stared at it.
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  • She blinked and read it again, counting the zeros to assure that she had read it properly.
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  • No, it was over four million.
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  • It should have been an exciting discovery.
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  • It was unsettling to think he had concealed an entire family and lifestyle from her, but this was different.
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  • There was no point dwelling on it.
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  • It was unimportant... then.
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  • Sure, he said her lifestyle appealed to him, but was that because it was something new?
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  • It was about secrecy - and deception.
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  • It was in his nature, and it was something that wasn't going to change.
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  • Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
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  • There was nothing she could do about it until he got home, so she might as well not think about it.
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  • It's great and I love it.
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  • I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
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  • Lowering it, he finally spoke.
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  • He sat down in a chair and methodically placed the cup on the table, his gaze fixed to it.
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  • And then it hit her.
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  • You can spend it with a free conscience.
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  • When she called it his money, he always corrected her and said it was theirs.
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  • Now it was suddenly all his, and she was spending it for him.
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  • "It's cold out there," he called after her.
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  • He was right about the coat, but she wasn't about to go back and get it.
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  • He didn't tell her about the money because it would lead to questions - both about the money and the fact that he had been hiding it from her.
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  • Well, not exactly hiding it.
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  • It was much warmer in the chicken coop.
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  • It was about the possibility of losing him.
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  • Placing it in a little plate, he cut it up in small pieces.
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  • It was unrealistic to think two people could spend a lifetime together and never squabble about anything.
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  • Still, as a child she had never thought about it.
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  • It was neither good nor bad in her mind back then - it simply was.
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  • Without another word, he turned the horse and kicked it into a trot in the opposite direction.
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  • It was nearly dark and she was a good fifty miles from home.
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  • The grief was so strong that it became a nauseating pain.
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  • It must have worked, because his trainees were some of the best officers.
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  • Sure, but don't you get tired of it?
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  • Sometimes, but it's a long way to a restaurant and a lot of hassle to go.
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  • It's easier to simply fix something at home.
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  • Was it merely personality conflict or sibling rivalry?
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  • Was it a façade?
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  • Wouldn't it be wounded knowing he had been used to their advantage?
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  • Part of it was simply his nature - and that part was sweet and selfless.
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  • Consequently, it made more sense to submit to Alex than argue with him.
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  • It was a pleasant escape from the dust and noise of the building going on above them.
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  • The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
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  • Carmen took her to the doctor, but he said there was no cure for the common cold and not to worry about it.
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  • It's been almost a week and she hasn't been coughing today.
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  • Is it that bad?
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  • Carmen grabbed the thermometer from the counter and gave it to him.
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  • It seemed like hours in the emergency room before the diagnosis.
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  • Alex patiently consoled and distracted her while the nurse taped a padded board to her hand and wrist so she couldn't move it.
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  • It was nearly midnight by the time they left.
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  • She has to talk to father about it and she will call back later this morning to let me know when she will be here.
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  • Sleep seemed unlikely, but it must have happened shortly after her head hit the pillow.
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  • It was almost three O'clock in the afternoon and her stomach was screaming for something to eat.
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  • It felt strange to have only the two of them at the table.
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  • "Good afternoon," Carmen responded, punctuating it with a quick kiss on his lips.
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  • Someone from the church or clinic must have been by and brought it for Alex.
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  • She'd buy the pizza and have it delivered if they would bring her some.
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  • Alex said it might not have made any difference, and reminded her that she needed to think positive.
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  • With it came a host of nightmares.
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  • It was only two thirty in the afternoon, but she didn't want to go back to sleep.
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  • It's supposed to snow tonight.
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  • No, if one of us has to get snowed in up here, I'd rather it was me.
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  • The snow started shortly after they left and the wind blew it horizontal.
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  • Morning dawned on about three inches of snowfall and it was still coming down.
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  • It's been almost a week.
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  • There was no good way to say it, so she might as well get to the facts.
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  • Katie would call it controlling.
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  • It seemed like forever.
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  • It was much easier to sleep with his protective arm around her waist.
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  • It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
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  • It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
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  • Well, it's nice to know where I stand.
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  • As proud as she was of Jonathan, it was Alex who stayed on her mind for a long time after the phone call.
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  • He was rarely sick, and even then it was hard to get him to go to bed.
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  • It didn't need another rinse, but she needed the time to contemplate before saying something she might regret.
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  • He had crossed it.
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  • She wiped the pot with a dishtowel and carefully placed it on the coffee maker.
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  • He knew exactly what he wanted and I told him we would buy it for him.
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  • Maybe he knew it would do no good.
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  • If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
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  • His gazed followed the coffee cup absently as he placed it on the table.
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  • When his gaze met hers, it was bland.
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  • He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
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  • In a way, it was hard to believe it had been that long.
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  • Yet it was a short period of time for so much to have happened to them.
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  • She gathered it in a hug and smelled deeply of it.
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  • It was a silly thing to do... utterly pointless.
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  • It wasn't just losing a baby.
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  • It was the idea that I would never have one... the death of a dream, I guess.
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  • It started with Crocus and Jonquils and then the fruit trees as the weather grew warmer.
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  • Alex hired someone to till the garden, refusing to let Carmen do it.
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  • But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.
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  • Maybe it was therapeutic for him in some way.
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  • Her first thought was that it was a puppy someone had dropped off.
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  • It was wandering around, getting close to Destiny.
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  • When she glanced up at it, she did a double take.
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  • It was wandering in circles and looking around.
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  • It's wandering around in circles and it's not at all afraid of us.
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  • It didn't take long for him to get home, and when he came in from the garage, he went directly to his gun cabinet and took out a rifle.
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  • Loading it quickly, he watched the skunk from the house for a few minutes.
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  • How could he be so calm about it?
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  • "It isn't the first skunk I've seen around here," Carmen said, "but it's the first time I saw one acting like that.
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  • "I'll shovel it off somewhere and bury it," she said, following him out to the garage.
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  • It's nothing you want to be involved in, Carmen.
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  • "Is it something you want to be involved in?" she asked.
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  • Maybe it was the thing with Dulce again.
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  • "I hate it when you do this to me," she finally said softly.
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  • It was exactly how she felt.
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  • It was all about money - his money.
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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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  • Whatever the problem was, it remained in his mind alone.
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  • Frustrating as it was - as he was - it would do no good to question him further.
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  • He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
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  • Maybe it wasn't Dulce he was going to see.
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  • Maybe it was Tessa.
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  • It was the romancing that had suffered.
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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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  • Still, the romancing was so much a part of him that it was as if he wasn't even Alex.
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  • If it was Tessa or Dulce, she needed to fight fire with fire.
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  • As if bent on assisting her, the weather turned steamy when it entered the second week of June.
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  • She practiced while he was at work and removed it before he came home.
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  • It looked nice against her winter paled skin.
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  • When Destiny wanted to wear a ring like mommy, Carmen tied a yellow ribbon around her finger and made a bow of it on the top.
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  • He participated in conversation, but whenever it lagged, he watched her questioningly.
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  • Isn't it getting close to her bedtime?
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  • She walked behind his chair, leaning over it and putting her arms around him.
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  • He folded the newspaper and placed it on the lamp stand.
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  • What is it, honey?
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  • Actually, it wasn't romance she was looking for.
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  • It was like Allen to think only of himself.
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  • Back into the fuzzy recesses of her mind she crawled – back where it was safe.
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  • She wandered around the house with a foreboding that this was the last time she would see it.
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  • Finally she pulled the door shut and locked it.
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  • It was the first time she had even looked at it since the wreck.
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  • She should be looking for a replacement vehicle, but having another car in the garage would only be a reminder that there was no one left to drive it.
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  • It might be a good idea to tell Len or Howard about it.
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  • It didn't really matter.
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  • It wasn't as if they could do anything anyway.
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  • The car had been shut up long enough that it smelled of old upholstery.
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  • Maybe that would change, but it would take a while.
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  • The sharp curve arrived before her memory of it.
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  • It was all she could do to remain upright on tingling weak legs.
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  • It merely confirmed that she had left childhood behind... quite gracefully.
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  • It would be dark by the time they got the car off the edge of the cliff.
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  • It was getting late and the air was taking on a chill.
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  • Seconds later it crashed into the trees below.
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  • But after what you've been through, I guess it would seem like a picnic.
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  • Glancing down at her sandaled feet, it occurred to her that she was hardly dressed for a walk in the woods.
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  • No, I... it's just that I've imposed on you so much already.
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  • As he had pointed out, it wasn't as if she had much of a choice.
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  • It had been foolish to climb into the car with him.
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  • The long drive detoured around several large oak trees before it ended in a circle.
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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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  • At the door, he opened it and stepped back, motioning for her to enter first.
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  • "It's so beautiful," she gasped.
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  • Oh my, you're fortunate the car didn't go over the edge with you in it!
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  • It's a long way to drive from Fayetteville, and then they'd have to bring you back in the morning.
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  • It was best to stay where she was, but she needed to let someone know she was here.
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  • It would only cause him more trouble, both with the trip and wagging tongues.
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  • It had been in all the local papers, but she wasn't sure she could talk about it without getting emotional.
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  • I really don't want to talk about it.
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  • It was his turn to shrug.
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  • His moods flipped back and forth so fast it was hard to know how he would respond to anything.
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  • Not that it mattered.
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  • Maybe it was hunger or the pleasant company.
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  • I'm sure you feel guilty, but it's fortunate that you weren't with them.
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  • I read about it.
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  • I can't remember the name of it, but I think I would have remembered North Street.
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  • That's the one the old hospital is on, isn't it?
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  • I'd rather not talk about it.
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  • Of course - it's too soon.
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  • It was a lovely setting for a home, secluded in wildly beautiful forested hills.
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  • It was something her parents never understood... which was probably why they moved to Fayetteville.
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  • Still, it was her first car and one with memories packed into it.
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  • She was intruding, but it soon became obvious that Sarah wasn't going to sit down until everyone else was seated.
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  • Surely it couldn't be as bad as Giddon had indicated.
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  • "It's going to be a beautiful day," Sarah said as she turned her attention back to her food.
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  • I don't mean to make her feel unwelcome, but it was her own carelessness that got her into this situation.
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  • Need he make it so obvious?
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  • I suppose it depends on the driver.
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  • He patted the ATV as if it were alive.
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  • Was it honor that forced him to put aside this time and effort to her gain, or was it something else?
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  • Instinct deemed it honor, but was that only wishful thinking?
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  • It wasn't the first time she had seen a bear track, but it was the first time she had seen one that fresh.
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  • It was always exciting in an alarming way.
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  • He looked it over and commented on the sturdy quality and length.
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  • It was as if he was mocking her.
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  • Maybe it would, but it was something.
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  • It must be nice having your land so close to the park.
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  • I planned it that way.
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  • He didn't respond, and she thought it best to direct her energy to walking rather than talking.
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  • It could be a way to get her to put it down.
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  • 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.
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  • It crossed her mind that he might trip on the mossy rocks, but he crossed the creek with sure steps.
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  • It took them another thirty minutes or so to find the burned out shell of the car.
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  • Geez. Looks like it's been hit by a locomotive.
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  • It was a long time ago.
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  • Now it's time for her to relax.
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  • Still, it was something she should have asked when he first offered her the job.
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  • It wasn't his rugged good looks.
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  • It was something else... maybe the mystery?
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  • Or was it something else that troubled Sarah?
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  • It was probably her overactive imagination again.
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  • Whatever the reason, it felt good to have options he didn't know about.
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  • Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
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  • It was a subtle indication of her employer's wealth.
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  • He closed his book and placed it on the end table and rose lithely from the chair.
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  • And yet, if she hadn't come to this house, it would have been worse.
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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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  • It was the first time she had used his first name, and it came completely unbidden.
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  • Did it ever occur to you that I came out here to see someone else?
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  • "In the future," he spoke crisply, "I'd appreciate it if you consulted me before inviting guests into my home."
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  • "For what it's worth," she began, "I didn't invite him, but...
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  • He studied his cup of coffee, swishing the liquid around in it absently.
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  • After all, it's your pool, your house.
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  • I'm sorry I was rude to you, and I know it's not your fault you look so good in that suit.
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  • His remark about how she looked in the swimsuit made it obvious that he saw her as something more than a baby sitter or maid.
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  • Come to think of it, maybe that thought troubled him as well.
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  • Combing it up into a pony tail, she bound it and eyed her image critically in the mirror.
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  • There was nothing suggestive about her attire, and it was too hot to wear jeans.
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  • A wisp of blond hair hung over one eye and Lisa brushed it back.
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  • Tammy's tiny fingers coaxed a cookie from the package, giggled as she handed it to Lisa.
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