1 But there was only room for Buster.
2 But they had brought a lunch basket.
3 But this led to that; that to the other.
4 But, brother and sister, flesh and blood was not a barrier, but a mist.
5 But veal is dear, and everybody in the house is sick of beef and mutton.
6 But they do say," she continued, "one can hear the waves on a still night.
7 But in his ravaged face she always felt mystery; and in his silence, passion.
8 But Isa, though she should have risen at the same moment that Mrs. Haines rose, sat on.
9 But Mrs. Sands wished they wouldn't come into her kitchen telling stories with the girls about.
10 But, then, as a small child in a perambulator, a great cart-horse had brushed within an inch of her face.
11 But the breeze blew the great sheet out; and over the edge he surveyed the landscape--flowing fields, heath and woods.
12 But the cook--Mrs. Sands she was called, but by old friends Trixie--had never in all her fifty years been over the hill, nor wanted to.
13 But the master was not dead; only dreaming; drowsily, seeing as in a glass, its lustre spotted, himself, a young man helmeted; and a cascade falling.
14 But his snow-white breast was circled with a tangle of dirty duckweed; and she too, in her webbed feet was entangled, by her husband, the stockbroker.
15 But no water; and the hills, like grey stuff pleated; and in the sand a hoop of ribs; a bullock maggot-eaten in the sun; and in the shadow of the rock, savages; and in his hand a gun.
16 But this whitish house with the grey roof, and the wing thrown out at right angles, lying unfortunately low on the meadow with a fringe of trees on the bank above it so that smoke curled up to the nests of the rooks, was a desirable house to live in.
17 But when Mrs. Manresa added, to make all shipshape: "He's an artist," and when William Dodge corrected her: "I'm a clerk in an office"--she thought he said Education or Somerset House--she had her finger on the knot which had tied itself so tightly, almost to the extent of squinting, certainly of twitching, in his face."
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