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Private Conklin was a convalescent and should have been tenderly treated.
And the Hospital Orderly was so satisfied with the justice of the punishment that he did not even order Private Dormer back to his cot.
I then remarked that Miss Vanstone had only taken one of her three boxes with her -- and it now occurred to me that a private investigation of the luggage she had left behind might possibly be attended with beneficial results.
You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property.
Either the wooden horse was careless, or it failed to properly time the descent of the hammer, for the mighty weapon caught it squarely upon its head, and thumped it against the ground so powerfully that the private flew off its back high into the air, and landed upon one of the giant's cast-iron arms.
Of course, it might be said that the Individualism generated under conditions of private property is not always, or even as a rule, of a fine or wonderful type, and that the poor, if they have not culture and charm, have still many virtues.
To this inquiry the private answer of the Chief Inspector, so private that it was never shaped into audible words, was:
However, it is the tall one, the one of the private lessons, that is the most remarkable.
Did you yourself ever recommend arsenic, or mention it casually, in the course of the private conversations which you have described?
Some of your servants were to have private orders to strew a poisonous juice on your shirts and sheets, which would soon make you tear your own flesh, and die in the utmost torture.
Grimy sailors came down out of the foretop placidly announcing themselves as "a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation and unostentatiously," etc.
Everything, of course, is in code, yet we know this for a fact: a good deal of private information passing between the Admiral and his commanders was known in Germany three hours after the signals themselves had been given.
How strange was this miracle of fame, I pondered, this strange apotheosis by which a mere private name becomes a public symbol
Now, as the fact of becoming a prince from a private station presupposes either ability or fortune, it is clear that one or other of these things will mitigate in some degree many difficulties.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.