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  • In May or June, one often meets little people bringing home flowers or berries from the hills; and if you stop to chat with them, they generally offer you a share of their nosegay or their partridge-berries; they are as fond of these last as the birds, and they eat the young aromatic leaves also.

    Rural Hours

  • Rising on your elbow, mystified, you will see a small dark bird running away among the grass; and for once you will have heard the corncrake as the little people of the fields hear him.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • He asked, ‘What aileth these little people that they weep?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Harry Ruick had reached that rarified stratum of management where the names of the little people ran together.

    Blood Lure

  • I remember creeping noiselessly into the great hall where the little people were sleeping in the moonlight -- that night Weena was among them -- and feeling reassured by their presence.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • I suspect that tens of thousands of cases of Welfare and Tax fraud are undetected, com - mitted by little people with simple equipment who succeed because they don't steal much -- perhaps just their own income tax liability -- and don't wish the notoriety which you, uh, warlocks go after.

    True Names

  • They were looking wistfully at a group of merry children busily engaged in making a huge snow-man; the little people were having a grand time, and though Ivan and Marie were both kind-hearted, the sight of their enjoyment made them very sad.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

  • Bumblebees and the smallest of the little people were feuding before the appearance of the first men.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • Reed felt that he and the steward, like the little people at the center of the glass ball, were plodding through the whilring snowflakes at the heart if a shut-off world exclusively their own.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • He’s got to do something big, to get all the mucky-mucks and all the little people behind him.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

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