1 This course worked well, and Tom began to groan again.
2 Presently the boy began to steal furtive glances at the girl.
3 Tom groaned louder, and fancied that he began to feel pain in the toe.
4 He began to think of the fun he had planned for this day, and his sorrows multiplied.
5 Now the boy began to draw something on the slate, hiding his work with his left hand.
6 Sid yawned, stretched, then brought himself up on his elbow with a snort, and began to stare at Tom.
7 This time he thought he could detect colicky symptoms, and he began to encourage them with considerable hope.
8 The basin was refilled, and this time he stood over it a little while, gathering resolution; took in a big breath and began.
9 ABOUT half-past ten the cracked bell of the small church began to ring, and presently the people began to gather for the morning sermon.
10 But with the closing sentence his hand began to curve and steal forward; and the instant the "Amen" was out the fly was a prisoner of war.
11 He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more odious.
12 The boy ran around and stopped within a foot or two of the flower, and then shaded his eyes with his hand and began to look down street as if he had discovered something of interest going on in that direction.
13 He worshipped this new angel with furtive eye, till he saw that she had discovered him; then he pretended he did not know she was present, and began to "show off" in all sorts of absurd boyish ways, in order to win her admiration.
14 So he went to the beetle and began a wary attack on it again; jumping at it from every point of a circle, lighting with his fore-paws within an inch of the creature, making even closer snatches at it with his teeth, and jerking his head till his ears flapped again.
15 Breakfast over, Aunt Polly had family worship: it began with a prayer built from the ground up of solid courses of Scriptural quotations, welded together with a thin mortar of originality; and from the summit of this she delivered a grim chapter of the Mosaic Law, as from Sinai.
16 Presently he picked up a straw and began trying to balance it on his nose, with his head tilted far back; and as he moved from side to side, in his efforts, he edged nearer and nearer toward the pansy; finally his bare foot rested upon it, his pliant toes closed upon it, and he hopped away with the treasure and disappeared round the corner.
17 Mary gave him a tin basin of water and a piece of soap, and he went outside the door and set the basin on a little bench there; then he dipped the soap in the water and laid it down; turned up his sleeves; poured out the water on the ground, gently, and then entered the kitchen and began to wipe his face diligently on the towel behind the door.
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