My father certainly could mean nothing more by his request
to me than what you say.
May I beg that you will communicate my request
, in the strictest confidence, to the medical men in attendance?
They told us that they never would have spoken to us of the ghost, if they had not received formal orders from the ghost himself to ask us to be pleasant to him and to grant any request
that he might make.
He was burning to inquire the reason of it all, but was silenced by Zobeida's request
, so he tried to rouse himself and to take his part in the conversation, which was very lively, the subject of discussion being the many different sorts of pleasures that there were in the world.
Will it not be advisable, before we proceed on this subject, to arrange with rather more precision the degree of importance which is to appertain to this request
, as well as the degree of intimacy subsisting between the parties?
So away he was taken; but as he stood on the steps he said, 'My Lord Judge, grant me one last request
I was just beginning to make the request
, sir, as you came in.
These consisted in a form to be filled up with the applicant's name, age, and school; a solemn declaration to be signed that he would read a set portion of Holy Scripture every night for a year; and a request
for half a crown; this, it was explained, was demanded partly to prove the earnestness of the applicant's desire to become a member of the League, and partly to cover clerical expenses.
At the same time, this request
of yours is a little nerve-shattering, isn't it?
For this is the virtue of the whale tooth: Whoever accepts it cannot refuse the request
that may accompany it or follow it.
I also informed him of my address in London: adding a request
that he would forward your letter, in case you have written to me before you receive these lines.
But at the express request
of Lady Rotherfield, he was willing to make certain concessions.