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She didn't like the way he had of talking about dying.
Perhaps our talking of them will arouse the poet who will tell the hidden wonder story of the influence for which the hands were but fluttering pennants of promise.
With the boys of his school, Adolph Myers had walked in the evening or had sat talking until dusk upon the schoolhouse steps lost in a kind of dream.
So I went to talking about other kings, and let Solomon slide.
At tea-time, when the dog, Jip, came in, the parrot said to the Doctor, "See, HE'S talking to you."
Pendleton could not know what she was talking about.
"You mean to say that he was alone, talking confidentially with Hugh?" Geraldine exclaimed incredulously.
"I had no chance to talk with you, Prince, during the animated conversation in which that venerable gentleman involved me," he said with a mildly contemptuous smile, as if intimating by that smile that he and Prince Andrew understood the insignificance of the people with whom he had just been talking. This flattered Prince Andrew.
Though he usually spoke easily and well, he felt a difficulty in expressing himself now while talking with Speranski.
Two or three nights after this, a little before dinner-time, while I was standing talking to her, she suddenly went very white, and in a fluttering voice gasped, "Look yonder!" I looked.
This figure, of the corner hoodlum, he saw merge into himself, sitting and talking with an actual university professor.
It came to me as you were talking, so I was not primed and ready to deliver it.
"We go on year after year without talking about these things--" He broke off.
He could not see anything of the performance on account of the mist of suspicion, anger, dismay, and wretchedness which seemed to be before his eyes; but he forced himself to conceal the fact that anything was the matter; he went on talking and laughing.
"No, no, Bessy; I didn't mean justly the mole; I meant it to stand for summat else; but niver mind--it's puzzling work, talking is.