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letter

See Dean's letter, Dear Doctor letter, Happy letter.
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Anna Mikhaylovna sat down beside him, with her own handkerchief wiped the tears from his eyes and from the letter, then having dried her own eyes she comforted the count, and decided that at dinner and till teatime she would prepare the countess, and after tea, with God's help, would inform her.
His eminence cannot see the letter without the bearer of it," replied the young man; "but to convince you that I am really the bearer of a letter, see, here it is; and kindly add," continued he, "that I am not a simple messenger, but an envoy extraordinary.
Yes, indeed, a very good letter," replied Emma rather slowly"so good a letter, Harriet, that every thing considered, I think one of his sisters must have helped him.
After all that had happened--after her farewell letter to Blanche--here was Miss Silvester writing to Blanche's husband, of her own accord
Own movements, and that he had better address his next letter to me at Benjamin's house.
She turned to me with an effort; she said, uneasily, "I don't think you ought to write your letter to-night, sir.
And Villefort threw disdainfully on his desk the letter Dantes had just given back to him.
Tulliver's own wagoner found him lying by the roadside insensible, with an open letter near him, and his gray horse snuffing uneasily about him.
Well knowing this (the letter proceeded to say), he had nevertheless persisted in forcing himself upon her as a species of family connection: and she had weakly sanctioned the intrusion, solely from the dread that he would otherwise introduce himself to Mr.
The alterations in the countenance of Sophia had hitherto been chiefly to her disadvantage, and had inclined her complexion to too great paleness; but she now waxed redder, if possible, than vermilion, and cried, "I know not what to say; certainly what arises from gratitude cannot be blamed--But what service can my reading this letter do your friend, since I am resolved never " Mrs Miller fell again to her entreaties, and begged to be forgiven, but she could not, she said, carry it back.
Thump-thump, up the wooden stairs; thump-thump across the room above our heads; thump-thump down the stairs again--and there stood the apparition at the open door, with a letter in its hand, beckoning me out!
Suddenly, almost irritably, Emily snatched up Sir Jervis's letter.