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  • D'ye know what that boy'd do, if he was here in Tampico and I was fifty miles up the Panuco?

    WHOSE BUSINESS IS TO LIVE

  • I don't think I connected what the other boy'd been saying with my father's predicament until much later.

    Understand, Rubberband?

  • They'd reach the place where the boy'd been tortured, and the Reds were gone, not a trace of a track in the wood, and then there'd come another scream.

    He Don't Know Him

  • He was a two-faced granddad, and they'd not reconciled, damn it, he'd been unable to let love outrun despising, at least enough so the boy'd know it.

    Comes After Cato

  • After all the other accidents that happened to the kid when that drunk of a husband was around -- Rick Alonzo, what a deadbeat -- I guess the social worker thought the boy'd be better off in a foster home.

    The End of the Pier

  • The boy'd been so quick that I was gapin 'at him like a rube who'd just seen the finale of the Dance of the Fifteen Veils.

    The Dragons of Krynn

  • He'd take care of the boy because he ought to, because he felt a bounden duty, but the boy'd never know the difference, it'd feel like love to him, and it'd be a lot more dependable than love ever was.

    Prentice Alvin

  • In the meantime the boy'd make a name for this place as the best farriery in eastern Hio.

    Prentice Alvin

  • He'd bear down the frames, and each boy'd doff half a frame a piece.

    Oral History Interview with Jessie Lee Carter, May 5, 1980. Interview H-0237. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • "Ef you'd do a few things yourself when they'd oughter be done, p'r'aps the boy'd take example of ye," said Mrs. Day, bitterly.

    Janice Day at Poketown

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