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was and said
`` I'm a mess '', she said, and suddenly she was alarmed.
You see, he lied to us when he said he was leavin alone ''.
`` That was a terrible thing to do '', I said to Oso.
The War Department wrote Mr. Manuel a letter and said he was a hero.
`` But that was war '', I said.
What else he said was lost in the rattle of gunfire on all sides.
She said, and her tone had softened until it was almost friendly.
`` Oh, no '', he said, and he was without humor now.
Normally Hague wasted no words, but now he found himself unable to stop their flow although he knew Kodyke was aware of all he said.
When they reached their neighbor's house, Pamela said a few polite words to Grace and kissed Melissa lightly on the forehead, the impulse prompted by a stray thought -- of the type to which she was frequently subject these days -- that they might never see one another again.
An Ah coudn ansuh him an so Ah said ' Aw right, Ah gay-ess, an his fathuh didn uttuh one wohd an aftuh Huhmun was gone, the majuh laughed an tole me thet he an the bawh had been hevin an occasional drink t'gethuh f'ovuh a yeah, onleh an occasional one, but just the same it was behahn mah back, an Ah doan think thet's nahce at all, d'you ''??
She was still hugging the stained coat around her, so I said, `` Relax, let me take your things.
That was all she said.
This was the worst thing I could have said.
The girl took a couple of steps toward the man in shorts when Benson, in that barefoot courtliness Ramey could never decide was real, said, `` You don't want to go around there, Ma'am ''.
There was no doubt that Herr Schaffner meant every word of what he said.
But they never said anything, so he figured it was all right.
He said, lapsing into the profanity he often used when away from his parents and especially when he was with Charles.
While she was struggling to get her skirt down and get on her feet again, Jack ran over, offered her his hand and said, `` Gosh, I'm sorry, Miss Langford.
That should do it, he thought, because Miss Langford had said she was going to be strict about school work.
`` I only said I was hungry.
`` No, I don't think so '', said the big man, and it was the final clincher for Ernie.
`` I'd wind up full of bullet holes '', he said, and there was no question that he was talking about bullets fired by his coworkers.

was and had
Any lingering suspicion that this was a trick Al Budd had thought up was dispelled.
Both had blonde hair and blue eyes, and there was even a faint similarity of features.
There was more to this than Jones had told him.
He was thinking of Rittenhouse and how he had left him there, to rock to death on the porch of the Splendide.
The silence oppressed him, made him bend low over the horse's neck as if to hide from a wind that had begun to blow far away and was twisting slowly through the darkness in its slow search.
It was the night Clayton had tricked them in the poker game.
He knew who was riding after him -- the men he had known all his life, the men who had worked for him, sworn their loyalty to him.
The land over which he sped was the land he had created and lived in: his valley.
The Gap looming before him -- the place where had confronted Jack English on that day so many years ago -- was his exit from all that had meaning to him.
He was thinking that the way she had responded to his own kiss hadn't meant what he had believed it had.
He might tell her how sorry a spectacle she was making of herself, pretending to be blind to the way Julia Fortune had taken Dean's affections from her.
His looting of the orderly room had taken only a minute or two and the vicinity was still clear of guerrillas.
At the same moment Wheeler Fiske fired the rifle Mike had given him and another guerrilla was hit.
The bullet had torn through the flesh just above the knee, inflicting an ugly gash that was forming a pool of blood on the floor.
In the brief moment I had to talk to them before I took my post on the ring of defenses, I indicated I was sickened by the methods men employed to live and trade on the river.
Next to him was a young boy I was sure had sat near me at one of the trading sessions.
The war captain had been badly wounded and was fighting to hold his seat.
She had picked up the quirt and was twirling it around her wrist and smiling at him.

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