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I can bray to perfection, and if you can ever so little, the thing's as good as done.
As soon as he saw him his owner said, 'I was wondering he did not answer, for if he wasn't dead he'd have brayed when he heard us, or he'd have been no ass; but for the sake of having heard you bray to such perfection, gossip, I count the trouble I have taken to look for him well bestowed, even though I have found him dead.
But I can't help it, my dear; my donkey head wants to bray continually," he replied.
said Mr Bray, putting out his hand, and opening and shutting his bony fingers with irritable impatience.
And thus ended his first interview with Madeline Bray.
Lord Bulmer's sister, Juliet Bray, was coming slowly across the lawn, accompanied by one gentleman and followed by two others.
Juliet Bray was an attractive lady with dark hair and eyebrows and dancing eyes, and there was a geniality and even generosity in her rather imperious ways.
He had no doubt that the great bull's voice of Francis Bray, Baron Bulmer, had been heard for the last time between the darkness and the lifting dawn.
Juliet Bray had confronted the catastrophe of her brother's disappearance with a somber stoicism in which there was, perhaps, more paralysis than pain; but when the other question came to the surface she was both agitated and angry.
He was recalled from his irrelevance by the voice of Juliet Bray, which rang out with an altogether new note of decision:
Instead of moans and cries, they burst forth into loud donkey brays, which sounded very much like, "Haw
Dr Bray is survived by his widow and four daughters.