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  • Possibly the appearance of the woman in the flesh, by-and-bye, may rob the case of all romance.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Possibly the appearance of the woman in the flesh, by-and-bye, may rob the case of all romance.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Camper proceeds to note some of the most important features of this skeleton; promises to describe it in detail by-and-bye; and is evidently in doubt as to the relation of this great

    Essays

  • Lady Davers, and the countess, revived the subject of the morning; and Mr.B. was pleased to begin in the manner I shall mention by-and-bye.

    Pamela

  • All this time the chestnuts and the jug went round and round; and by-and-bye they had a song, about a lost child travelling in the snow, from Tiny Tim, who had a plaintive little voice, and sang it very well indeed.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 3 The Second of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Mr Wegg, as an artful man who is sure of his supper by-and-bye, presses muffin on his host to soothe him into a compliant state of mind, or, as one might say, to grease his works.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Then they began to talk, and, by-and-bye, the king asked the fakeer if he could show him a glimpse of Paradise, for he found it very difficult to believe in what he could not see.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • She was now less rich than he, for she had but twelve thousand francs a year; but it was in real estate, in farms and lands near the docks in Havre; and this by-and-bye might be worth a great deal.

    Pierre And Jean

  • Still he did not give up, and after many days of efforts and tumbles he found to his great joy that he could go a little higher and stay up a little longer than he had done at first, and by-and-bye he was able to live in the air altogether.

    The Pink Fairy Book

  • Gudu had only known, Isuro was asleep all the time; but this he never guessed, and by-and-bye he grew so tired with watching that he went to sleep himself.

    The Orange Fairy Book

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