If I were to attempt to sum up the thousands of letters, from all sorts of people in all sorts of latitudes and climates, which this unlucky paragraph brought down upon me, I should get into an arithmetical difficulty from which I could not easily extricate myself.
…was determined to arrest his progress at any hazard, and apprehensive that some well-intentioned passenger, attracted by the cry of ’Stop thief,’ might lay violent hands upon his person, and place him in a disagreeable predicament from which he might have some difficulty in extricating himself, Nicholas soon slackened his pace, and suffered Newman Noggs to come up with him: which he did, in so breathless a condition, that it seemed impossible he could have held out for a minute longer.
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She was caught in the wreckage and could not extricate herself without help.
Mona reached into his mouth for his tongue. Ralph, jaw agape, laughed. "Won’t come out," Callie told her sister. Still Mona pulled, giggling, until finally Ralph extricated her wet fingers and closed his mouth firmly and bounced her on his knee to distract her.