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  • Then, if anything has to be done in town, I set off to transact the business and make that my walk; 243 or, if there is no business to do in town, my serving-boy leads my horse to the farm;

    Oeconomicus

  • Pandora, on the other hand, didn't understand why the serving-boy didn't just bring us our hot chocolate and pastry in bed.

    morning commentary

  • Frowns appeared on some customers 'faces as they noted that it was the serving-boy who had spoken and that he was a kalaa from across the sea an Indian, with teeth as white as his eyes and skin the color of polished hardwood.

    Excerpt: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

  • Omitting the two he'd worked with before (his slave Pity, and his impudent serving-boy Smerdyakov, both of whom were only of use as cannon fodder) they had all been disappointments to him.

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • All of this was clouded in a blue smoke which rose from the holes of the censer continuously swung to and fro by the arm of a roguish serving-boy.

    The Path of Life

  • Lentulus clapped his hands, and a serving-boy came in for orders.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • Four other persons, slaves and peasants, were sitting on two low benches beside a small, circular table, and were busy pouring down the liquor which a young serving-boy brought them in tumbler-shaped cups, or eating greedily at loaves of coarse bread which they snatched from the table.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • Iasus the serving-boy stepped into the next apartment, and gave the order to one of his fellow slaves.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • There was great anger on Oisin then, and he went where there was a litter of pups, and he bade a serving-boy to nail up the hide of a freshly killed bullock to the wall, and to throw the pups against it one by one.

    Gods and Fighting Men

  • And one day he called to the serving-boy to come on a journey with him, and to bring the pup in a chain.

    Gods and Fighting Men

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