He presently stood at the door immediately beneath me, smoking his pipe, and Biddy stood there too, quietly talking to him, and I knew that they talked of me, for I heard my name mentioned in an endearing tone by both of them more than once.
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There was something endearing about her awkward smile.
Her character is so clever and endearing, you can’t wait for next week’s show.