"We are never quits with those who oblige us," was Dantes’ reply; "for when we do not owe them money, we owe them gratitude."
Yes, you will much oblige me.
Meanwhile, oblige me by a sight of one of these tavolettas.
Request her also to oblige me by saying whether it is her pleasure to dine with me; if so, let dinner be served in her apartments.
Turning towards Monte Cristo, she added, "count, will you oblige me with your arm?"
You will oblige me.
"Mother," said the young man, "you know how gladly I would obey your wish, but an urgent and important affair obliges me to leave you for the whole evening."
Do you think Emmanuel would oblige me?
My dear M. de Boville, your widows and orphans must oblige me by waiting twenty-four hours, since M. de Monte Cristo whom you just saw leaving here—you did see him, I think?
The delighted builder then offered his services in providing a suitable crew for the little vessel, but this Dantes declined with many thanks, saying he was accustomed to cruise about quite alone, and his principal pleasure consisted in managing his yacht himself; the only thing the builder could oblige him in would be to contrive a sort of secret closet in the cabin at his bed’s head, the closet to contain three divisions, so constructed as to be concealed from all but himself.
Oh, let us have no gestures, no screams, no modern drama, or you will oblige me to tell you that I see Debray leave here, pocketing the whole of the 500,000 livres you have handed over to him this year, while he smiles to himself, saying that he has found what the most skilful players have never discovered—that is, a roulette where he wins without playing, and is no loser when he loses.
Here is the key of the door, so that you can go in and out as you please; you will bring the priest with you, and will oblige me by introducing him into my child’s room."
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The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
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