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And as they came to the wood where the fox first met them, it was so cool and pleasant that the two brothers said, 'Let us sit down by the side of the river, and rest a while, to eat and drink.
By-and-by, fatigue began to assert its claims; the children tried to pay attention, for it was dreadful to think of sitting down when time was grown to be so precious, moving, in some direction, in any direction, was at least progress and might bear fruit; but to sit down was to invite death and shorten its pursuit.
Poyser might sit down if he liked, she thought; she wasn't going to sit down, as if she'd give in to any such smooth-tongued palaver.
Every thing in life involves danger; it may even be dangerous to sit down at one's own table, or to put one's hat on one's own head.
Aye, aye, make him sit down," said several voices at once, well pleased that the reality of ghosts remained still an open question.
The landlord forced Marner to take off his coat, and then to sit down on a chair aloof from every one else, in the centre of the circle and in the direct rays of the fire.
Well then, it so happened," said Sancho, "that as the pair of them were going to sit down to table -and I think I can see them now plainer than ever-"
So, as I was saying," continued Sancho, "as the pair of them were going to sit down to table, as I said, the labourer insisted upon the gentleman's taking the head of the table, and the gentleman insisted upon the labourer's taking it, as his orders should be obeyed in his house; but the labourer, who plumed himself on his politeness and good breeding, would not on any account, until the gentleman, out of patience, putting his hands on his shoulders, compelled him by force to sit down, saying, 'Sit down, you stupid lout, for wherever I sit will he the head to you; and that's the story, and, troth, I think it hasn't been brought in amiss here.
Well, if you was a gentleman, you might ask me to sit down, I think.
Pickering: shall we ask this baggage to sit down or shall we throw her out of the window?
She let him take her hand when he came to sit down beside her, and smiled at him, only with rather a sad glance; she could say nothing to pain him till the moment of possible parting was nearer.
Maggie took no notice of this, and only said, "Ask them to show us into a room where we can sit down.
About as much as we feel inclined to sit down and let men sprawl all over us, or run into people with knives.
Then you would sit down at another man's table and insult it and those who invited you.
He hastened to "reassure" her and made her sit down facing him at the table.