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  • As if this narrative were the narrative of MY life!
  • As if this narrative were the narrative of MY life!

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  • We then passed into a narrative of the deaths of Captain Swosser and Professor Dingo, both of whom seem to have had very bad complaints.
  • CHAPTER XIII Esther’s Narrative We held many consultations about what Richard was to be, first without Mr. Jarndyce, as he had requested, and afterwards with him, but it was a long time before we seemed to make progress.
  • CHAPTER XXIII Esther’s Narrative We came home from Mr. Boythorn’s after six pleasant weeks.
  • CHAPTER XXX Esther’s Narrative Richard had been gone away some time when a visitor came to pass a few days with us.
  • CHAPTER XXXV Esther’s Narrative I lay ill through several weeks, and the usual tenor of my life became like an old remembrance.
  • On coming to the end of his narrative, he gives a great start and breaks off with, "Dear me, sir, I wasn’t aware there was any other gentleman present!"
  • CHAPTER XVII Esther’s Narrative Richard very often came to see us while we remained in London (though he soon failed in his letter-writing), and with his quick abilities, his good spirits, his good temper, his gaiety and freshness, was always delightful.
  • It possesses itself of the sixpenny history (with highly coloured folding frontispiece) of Mr. Daniel Dancer and his sister, and also of Mr. Elwes, of Suffolk, and transfers all the facts from those authentic narratives to Mr. Krook.

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  • Having got over her own short narrative, in the delivery of which she had spoken in a low, strained voice, as if the shock were fresh upon her, she gradually resumed her usual air of amiable importance.
  • CHAPTER XLIII Esther’s Narrative It matters little now how much I thought of my living mother who had told me evermore to consider her dead.
  • CHAPTER LVII Esther’s Narrative I had gone to bed and fallen asleep when my guardian knocked at the door of my room and begged me to get up directly.
  • CHAPTER LX Perspective I proceed to other passages of my narrative.
  • I proceed to other passages of my narrative.
  • CHAPTER LXVII The Close of Esther’s Narrative Full seven happy years I have been the mistress of Bleak House.
  • CHAPTER LIX Esther’s Narrative It was three o’clock in the morning when the houses outside London did at last begin to exclude the country and to close us in with streets.
  • CHAPTER LXIV Esther’s Narrative Soon after I had that convertion with my guardian, he put a sealed paper in my hand one morning and said, "This is for next month, my dear."
  • CHAPTER L Esther’s Narrative It happened that when I came home from Deal I found a note from Caddy Jellyby (as we always continued to call her), informing me that her health, which had been for some time very delicate, was worse and that she would be more glad than she could tell me if I would go to see her.

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as in: Narrative of the Life of... Define
a story
as in: a class about narrative writing Define
related to a story or the telling of it
as in: They advanced their narrative. Define
an underlying story that fits or advances a way of thinking--such as a political philosophy
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