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She sang her praises, insisted that her son must call on her, expressed a wish to see her often, but yet always became ill-humored when she began to talk about her.
So the nightingale came forth and sang so delightfully that at first no one could say anything ill-humored of her.
Some artists, ill-humored about being turned down, would berate Jacobs volunteers and demand explanations of the jury's decision.