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Matthew is getting up in years, you know--he's sixty-- and he isn't so spry as he once was.
It isn't as if we were getting him from England or the States.
Well, we're not getting a girl," said Marilla, as if poisoning wells were a purely feminine accomplishment and not to be dreaded in the case of a boy.
Alice watched the White King as he slowly struggled up from bar to bar, till at last she said, 'Why, you'll be hours and hours getting to the table, at that rate.
She said afterwards that she had never seen in all her life such a face as the King made, when he found himself held in the air by an invisible hand, and being dusted: he was far too much astonished to cry out, but his eyes and his mouth went on getting larger and larger, and rounder and rounder, till her hand shook so with laughing that she nearly let him drop upon the floor.
She was out of the room in a moment, and ran down stairs--or, at least, it wasn't exactly running, but a new invention of hers for getting down stairs quickly and easily, as Alice said to herself.
To make the thing a cert," he says, getting up, "all you have to do is to make a dead set at her folks.
While we were getting it back again the parrot, which was in its cage, let out a squawk.
Martin leads the way in high feather; it is quite a new sensation to him, getting companions, and he finds it very pleasant, and means to show them all manner of proofs of his science and skill.
Oh, come on, don't let us stop," said Arthur, who was getting excited at the sight of the wood.
I wonder whether the gentlemen who make a business and a living out of writing books, ever find their own selves getting in the way of their subjects, like me?
He's getting round all right--but stewing in a broth of trouble, as usual, poor man.
I don't know how he could help getting the mumps, but I DO know the wedding supper was all prepared and everything will be spoiled before he's well again.
I'm getting really fond of the room in spite of the wall-paper.
But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.