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  • She went to the boarders’ playroom to find Ulrica Doyle, and discovered her playing chess with an oval-faced child of eleven whose father, a Spaniard, was a master of the game.

    St Peter's Finger

  • I have been playing chess and writing so long this evening that I shall not have much time to finish the cuffs Mother left for me to do, I have not read any french this week, have been sewing, and Mother has been reading "No Name" to us, this is a book Miss Maggie Calderwood sent me the other day when I returned "Say and Seal."

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • As I was putting the men away Dr. Furness naturally said something about playing chess and Father proposed we should take a game.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • Two months later I was playing chess with Mr. Bellamy in the lounge of the Hotel France in Saigon; I wasn't contracted to a ship at that time, of course.

    The War with the Newts

  • Crown Prince Honigalus and Fleet Admiral Galbus Peel were playing chess and chewing hard ship’s biscuit aboard the south-charging Casabarela Regnant.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • His next stop was Stephen Donovan, who had frittered away the hours since he had left Kitty by playing chess against himself.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Mrs. Bradley, longing to dispense with some of the conversation and get to work, had a sudden uneasy recollection of an hour she had spent playing chess whilst Ulrica Doyle was supposed to be packing a suitcase.

    St Peter's Finger

  • I have been playing chess this evening and reading so long in the "Old Curiosity Shop" that my eyes are quite tired and I feel as if Richard Swiveller's 'balmy' could descend very gently on my heavy lids.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

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