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I and do
`` That was a terrible thing to do '', I said to Oso.
`` That quirt -- I ought to use it on you, where it would do the most good.
Having nothing else to do except wait for my forms to be processed, I gave myself over to speculations concerning the hall itself.
As I had expected, he insisted that my visits to the hall would do nothing to further the process of my application.
When I asked him what, if anything, I could do about it, he surprised me by referring me to the director of the hall.
As he lowered himself on the chair behind his desk I wondered what this dapper, slightly ridiculous man could possibly have to do with the workings of the hall.
He said in a studied voice, `` I didn't do it for you.
Don't like to bother no one unless we have to, which I figger we do, in your case.
You think that Highlands swindled you and I helped 'em do it.
I just do what I'm told, and '' --
`` You and I have a little talking to do, Jess.
`` So help me, Crouch, I'd like to kill you where you stand, but, before I do, I'm going to hear you admit killing him.
I don't mean to pry, but do they hide the swimsuit with the bubbles??
`` I really do have something important to tell you, Mr. Scott.
I could show what I can do ''.
As far as I was concerned, she had already and had dandily shown what she could do.
`` Only when I do it ''.
If it were not for an old professor who made me read the classics I would have been stymied on what to do, and now I understand why they are classics ; ;
Why she married him I do not know.
`` I know what we can do '', I said.
If I even hint at it do you think it will matter that you are his nephew -- and not even a blood nephew ''??

I and suppose
I suppose you don't know anything about a piece of two-by-four, either ; ;
`` I suppose '', he muttered, `` I can sell the outfit for enough to send you home to your folks, once we find a settlement ''.
I suppose a Lascar sailor had sneaked a cigarette in the hold and touched off the blaze.
I don't suppose a wife should be grateful to her husband for saving her life, but I am.
I suppose the reason is a kind of wishful thinking: don't talk about the final stages of Reconstruction and they will take care of themselves.
`` I suppose because it saves them some loss of body water.
In the work of every artist, I suppose, there may be found one or more moments which strike the student as absolutely decisive, ultimately emblematic of what it is all about ; ;
One of the obvious conclusions we can make on the basis of the last election, I suppose, is that we, the majority, were dissatisfied with Eisenhower conservatism.
I suppose we might classify Billy Graham as an old liberal.
There is no necessity, I suppose, to assert that Mr. Faulkner is Southern.
To you, for instance, the word innocence, in this connotation, probably retained its Biblical, or should I say technical sense, and therefore I suppose I must make myself quite clear by saying that I lost -- or rather handed over -- what you would have considered to be my innocence two weeks before I was legally entitled, and in fact by oath required, to hand it over along with what other goods and bads I had.
In The Publick Spirit of the Whigs, it may be noted, Swift himself contemptuously dismissed Steele's reference to his friend at court: `` I suppose by the Style of old Friend, and the like, it must be some Body there of his own Level ; ;
I suppose the same emotion holds, if to a lesser degree, with any famous monument.
I suppose the day will inevitably come when the area will be encrusted with developments, but at present it is deserted and seductive.

I and you
`` I could use some help '', Morgan said finally, `` but I can't afford to pay you anything.
You fell down in front of the house, and I carried you in.
I gave you a drink and then you went to sleep ''.
`` I mean, we don't have any way to get there and we can't expect you to quit work just to take us to town ''.
I saw you driftin away -- but I tried.
And you wanted no part of me when I had so much to give.
God in Heaven, I can't refuse you now.
`` I made you what you are '', Gavin whispered.
`` I made you so you could stand up.
I made you a man ''.
The charge, I tell you ''!!
`` I thought I told you to stay home ''.
I don't know what makes you think you can get away with this kind of business, and I don't care about that, either.
`` I won't even try to thank you ''.

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