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I'm sure we work hard enough to earn it," cried Jo, examining the heels of her shoes in a gentlemanly manner.
You know I have a quick temper, but I don't want to quarrel or be rude to a woman, especially my wife; yet I'm driven to it, and feel like ten thousand devils after I've made a fool of myself.
I says to myself, I reckon a body that ups and tells the truth when he is in a tight place is taking considerable many resks, though I ain't had no experience, and can't say for certain; but it looks so to me, anyway; and yet here's a case where I'm blest if it don't look to me like the truth is better and actuly SAFER than a lie.
I do hope it'll make me grow large again, for really I'm quite tired of being such a tiny little thing
Well, I know I'm not a Christian and I'm beginning to doubt whether I'm a gentleman," said Philip.
I'm sorry; but I can't get round your vowels; and though I like to get pretty postcards in your patent shorthand, I always have to read the copies in ordinary writing you so thoughtfully send me.
But I'm just leaving London for good--I've taken that cottage I was telling you about.
Ozma's my best friend, you know; and I'm a Princess myself," she announced, earnestly.
When she says those things I'm sure her brains get mixed somehow and work the wrong way.
I'll sit on one of those old slabs and shut my eyes and imagine I'm in the Avonlea woods.
You think, because I'm a girl, that I don't know anything about horses," she flashed back.
But I've never been lost before," murmured the dainty maiden, "and I'm worried and afraid.