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  • The picture I had before me, of the beautiful little treasure of my heart, sobbing and crying all night of her being alone, frightened, and wretched, then of her having so piteously begged and prayed that stony-hearted woman to forgive her of her having vainly offered her those kisses, work-boxes, and trinkets of her being in such grievous distress, and all for me very much impaired the little dignity I had been able to muster.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When we stopped for supper I couldn't muster courage to take any, though I should have liked it very much, but sat by the fire and said I didn't want anything.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I mustered courage once, to ask Miss Murdstone when I was going back to school; and she answered dryly, she believed I was not going back at all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By five o'clock, which was Mr. Wickfield's dinner-hour, I had mustered up my spirits again, and was ready for my knife and fork.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Although I left the office at half past three, and was prowling about the place of appointment within a few minutes afterwards, the appointed time was exceeded by a full quarter of an hour, according to the clock of St. Andrew's, Holborn, before I could muster up sufficient desperation to pull the private bell-handle let into the left-hand door-post of Mr. Waterbrook's house.  (not reviewed by editor)

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