"Do you mean to tell me that with all the money I've got you can't get an hour or two of a girl's time for yourself?"
Well, of course, you can't order eternity wrapped up and delivered at your residence for a price, but I've seen Father Time get pretty bad stone bruises on his heels when he walked through the gold diggings."
"S'pose he CAN'T write -- he can make marks on the shirt, can't he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?"
Why, half the time you can't read anything a prisoner writes on a tin plate, or anywhere else."
"I can't thrash Aunt March, so I suppose I shall have to bear it." And Jo resigned herself with a sigh.
"I can't, for I told meg I wouldn't, because..." There Jo stopped, and looked undecided whether to tell or to laugh.
I wish I could tell you jest how she looked, but I can't
. I've seen a fine, silvery mist hanging over the bar at sunrise that seemed like her--and then again I've seen a white birch in the woods back yander that made me think of her.
"I can't think of her," said Stephen, stamping as if with pain.
"No, I don't sacrifice you--I couldn't sacrifice you," she said, as soon as she could speak again; "but I can't believe in a good for you, that I feel, that we both feel, is a wrong toward others.
"If it won't do any good to make the thing known," said Nancy, who thought she might now allow herself the relief of entertaining a feeling which she had tried to silence before, "I should be very thankful for father and Priscilla never to be troubled with knowing what was done in the past, more than about Dunsey: it can't be helped, their knowing that."
"But I can't see anything but difficulties that 'ud come from telling it now.
I am naturally very disappointed, but as you know you can take a horse to the water, but you can't
make him drink.