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I and might
We'll still have the rifle, and I might be able to round up some more.
This light did not penetrate very far back into the hall, and my eyes were hindered rather than aided by the dim daylight entering through the fan vents when I tried to pick out whatever might be lying, or squatting, on the floor below.
But Johnson couldn't quickly unwire the truck door, and if I escaped, he might suffer.
If you tell him I made a pass at you he might think you misunderstood something I said or did, so instead of just telling him I made a pass, say I tried to date you and that you agreed so you could prove to him what a louse I really am.
I felt that he looked at me coldly and appraisingly and seemed to be uncertain what his attitude towards me should be, but he did not say one word which might indicate that he had been told of advances to his wife.
But a young American has a bath next to his room and I shall ask him if you might use it this once.
`` I might have starved, but at least I wouldn't be fried to a crisp and soaked with dirt ''!!
She's been hangin' around me a lot here lately, and I figgered I might as well's try it.
Since attack serves to stimulate interest in broadcasts, I added to my opening statement a sentence in which I claimed that German youth seemed to lack the enthusiasm which is a necessary ingredient of anger, and might be classified as uninterested and bored rather than angry.
I was far from convinced of the truth of my statement, but could not think of anything that might evoke responses more quickly.
Others mentioned that I might have had to ask friends or even strangers for help and that to be stranded in a foreign country without sufficient funds did not contribute to international understanding.
When confronted with a drunk or an insane person I have no notion of what any one of them might do to me or to himself or to others.
I granted this might be so, but found the result to be even more attention to form than was the case previously.
I suppose we might classify Billy Graham as an old liberal.
I fled, however, not from what might have been the natural fear of being unable to disguise from you that the things about my bridegroom -- in the sense you meant the word `` things '' -- which you had been galvanizing yourself to tell me as a painful part of your maternal duty were things which I had already insisted upon finding out for myself ( despite, I may now say, the unspeakable awkwardness of making the discovery on principle, yes, on principle, and in cold blood ) because I was resolved, as a modern woman, not to be a mollycoddle waiting for Life but to seize Life by the throat.

I and try
`` I won't even try to thank you ''.
I would try to memorize landmarks and saw in a half-hour that it was hopeless.
When I try to work out my reasons for feeling that this passage is of critical significance, I come up with the following ideas, which I shall express very briefly here and revert to in a later essay.
But before I try to diagnose it, I would offer other evidence.
`` I try to treat Daniel as if he were normal, though of course I realize he is far from that at present.
What I do is to try to bring him into contact with reality as much as possible.
I try to give him as many normal experiences as possible.
If a human figure or wild life are to be part of the projected final picture, I try to place them in the initial sketch.
I really loved that boy, and, in a feverish attempt to preserve our marriage and to try to revive the wonderful, wonderful person Letch had once been, I took my troubles to Momma, hoping that her earthy advice would help me.
`` I'll try '', I said, and sat for a moment thinking.
Ever since I was a child, I have always had a yen to try my hand at writing.
I wish you luck when you try scaring that kid ''.
I don't know if I can manage it tonight or tomorrow, but I'll try my best, my friend.
`` I try '', Felix said blithely.
I knew the only way I could beat you was to play possum, but it was a good try, kid, and I appreciate it.

I and one
As I dug in behind one of the bales we were using as protection, I grudgingly found myself agreeing with Oso's logic, especially when I imagined what would have happened to Missy if Old Knife's large party of screeching warriors had overrun our company.
Next to him was a young boy I was sure had sat near me at one of the trading sessions.
When one of the men in the hall behind us spat on the floor and scraped his boot over the gob of spittle I noticed how the clerk winced.
In the mornings, I was informed, fluorescent tubes, similar to the one above the counter, illuminated the entire hall.
By counting the number of stalls and urinals I attempted to form a loose estimate of how many men the hall would hold at one time.
I had for some time been hoping, in vain, for one of the dim figures to pass between the fan vents and myself.
No one was behind it, but in the rear wall of the office I noticed, for the first time, a door which had been left partially open.
Don't like to bother no one unless we have to, which I figger we do, in your case.
But there's one thing I never seen or heard of, one thing I just don't think there is, and that's a sportin' way o' killin' a man ''!!
Adios '', I said, exhausting my Spanish vocabulary on my host and exchanging one of a scarcely-tapped store of smiles with my host's daughters.
I seized the rack and made a western-style flying-mount just in time, one of my knees mercifully landing on my duffel bag -- and merely wrecking my camera, I was to discover later -- my other knee landing on the slivery truck floor boards and -- but this is no medical report.
Seeming much relieved, she smiled one of those worth-waiting-for smiles, and I smiled all the way into the bedroom.
I worked for my Uncle ( an Uncle by marriage so you will not think this has a mild undercurrent of incest ) who ran one of those antique shops in New Orleans' Vieux Carre, the old French Quarter.
I dismissed these feelings as wishful thinking but I could not get it out of my head that we had a strong physical attraction for one another and we both feared to dwell on it because of our relationship.
I don't even remember who wrote it but it was one of those 15th or 16th century poets.
Of course, males play a role there, but believe me when I say you wouldn't enjoy yourself one bit on Eromonga.
I clapped the big man with the bleached hair on his shoulder and said heartily, hoping it would make an impression on the women: `` This one is the maku Frayne.

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