“Read, read, read. That's all I can say.”
“Not many girls would have used their wits the way you did," the officer observed.”
“I promise to be as careful as a pussycat walking up a slippery roof,”
“Ada and Isabel had been unpopular in high school. They had talked incessantly of money and social position, making themselves very obnoxious to the other students.”
“No, no!” Nancy cried out. She then gave a quick but complete resume of what had taken place at the Tophams’ cottage. Jeff Tucker added his account. Nancy reported what had taken place at the Tophams’ cottage The police officer needed no further urging. Immediately he summoned four men and issued orders.”
“We have photostating equipment right here. I’ll have a couple of copies made while you wait. Or shall I send them to your office?” Mr. Drew”
“Soon a messenger brought back the will, together with two photostats of the document.”
“That’s the direction the thieves took,” Nancy told him, noting the dust and tire marks which revealed the van’s exit onto the highway. “But,” she added, glancing at the dashboard clock, “they’re probably too far away by this time for us to catch them.” “Yes, ding it,” Jeff muttered. Nancy drove as rapidly as the law permitted toward Melborne. All the while, Jeff Tucker peered from one side of the road to the other.”
“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
“Your Grace," she said, "I have only one question. Do you wish this man crippled, or dead?”
“Love is a sliver of sunlight peeking through the darkness; a whisper of hope when all is lost.”
“I am sick of the quarrels of nations and kings, and I would not give a ha'pence for any empire other than our valley, if that can content your ambition.”
“She's qualified all right. She understands robots like a sister—comes from hating human beings so much, I think.”
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