Fanny coloured, and doubted at first what to say; when, hoping to assail her on her vulnerable side, she presently answered— "My dear aunt, you cannot wish me to do differently from what I have done, I am sure.
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Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns.
Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself...