- Away they jumped with more and more vigor, till Maggie's hair flew from behind her ears, and twirled about like an animated mop.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (70% in)
- "Oh, well," said Maggie, rather foiled by Luke's unexpectedly decided views about Dutchmen, "perhaps you would like 'Animated Nature' better; that's not Dutchmen, you know, but elephants and kangaroos, and the civet-cat, and the sunfish, and a bird sitting on its tail,—I forget its name.1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (62% in)
- They were presently fetched to spend the rest of the evening in the drawing-room, and Maggie became so animated with Mr. Stelling, who, she felt sure, admired her cleverness, that Tom was rather amazed and alarmed at her audacity.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (86% in)
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