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Some stagger about in each other's arms, whispering maudlin words--others start quarrels upon the slightest pretext, and come to blows and have to be pulled apart.
And, offering his arm to Aouda, he directed his steps toward the docks in search of some craft about to start.
But it's nearly time for the show to start, and we don't want to be late.
Adam, seeing that the old man was interested in the novelty of the ship, suggested that he should stay the night on board, and that he would himself be ready to start at any hour and go anywhere that the other suggested.
Thinking that he would see or wind us, and that it would probably start them off again if we tried to get nearer, especially as the ground was rather open, we all aimed at this bull, and at my whispered word, we fired.
It was impossible to start at so late an hour, and so it was not till next day soon after dawn that he set out.
Start at the bottom of the ladder, that's the only way to learn the business, and then if you stick to it there's no knowing what it can lead to.
Ah, he knows", we say, as we wish him good-morning, and start off; "wonderful how these old fellows can tell
I suppose the vegetable folk were always afraid to enter this cavern because it is dark; but we have our lanterns to light the way, so I propose that we start out and discover where this tunnel in the mountain leads to.
First, I'll buy the island; next, get forty or fifty recruits and start clearing and planting; and at the same time I'll run up a bungalow; and then you'll be relieved of my embarrassing presence--now don't say that it isn't.
But the men that land big will be them that stake the town sites, organize the tradin' companies, start the banks--"
That's true," she replied; "so we'd better start on and see if we can find any of the Winkies.