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  • It happened at far too busy a time of the year, and they were too cool calculators, and looked upon their union in much too business-like a point of view, to dream of such a wild thing as a wedding-tour, or even resolve upon so troublesome a thing as a wedding-party.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • He was like a wild thing in a trap, braced taut, waiting for a bolthole.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Pulse fluttering like a wild thing in her veins, at her temples, Shannon resumes walking, her shoes still in her hands, road grit peppering the soles of her feet, her nylons.

    Etched in Bone

  • That a little wild thing should come to one unasked was of a thrillingness touched with awe.

    My Robin

  • You can only do that with a tiny wild thing by being so tender of him – of his little timidities and feelings – so adoringly anxious not to startle him or suggest by any movement the possibility of your being a creature who could hurt – that your very yearning to understand his tiny hopes and fears and desires makes you for the time cease to be quite a mere human thing and gives

    My Robin

  • When she had heard, she threw a back-somersault, for she was a wild thing still.

    The King Must Die

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