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1  There's something worth spending in that there book, dear boy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
2  Herbert had been writing with his pencil in the cover of a book.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLII
3  Mrs. Pocket read all the time, and I was curious to know what the book could be.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
4  I read with my watch upon the table, purposing to close my book at eleven o'clock.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
5  He had been at his books when I had found myself staring at him, and I now saw that he was inky.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
6  "Give me," said Joe, "a good book, or a good newspaper, and sit me down afore a good fire, and I ask no better."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
7  After receiving the charge with every mark of derision, the pupils formed in line and buzzingly passed a ragged book from hand to hand.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
8  It was a shaded lamp, to shine upon a book, and its circle of light was very contracted; so that he was in it for a mere instant, and then out of it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
9  I shut the book and nodded slightly to Herbert, and put the book by; but we neither of us said anything, and both looked at Provis as he stood smoking by the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLII
10  The late Compeyson having been beforehand with him in intelligence of his return, and being so determined to bring him to book, I do not think he could have been saved.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
11  The sergeant made some kind of report, and some entry in a book, and then the convict whom I call the other convict was drafted off with his guard, to go on board first.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
12  Bentley Drummle, who was so sulky a fellow that he even took up a book as if its writer had done him an injury, did not take up an acquaintance in a more agreeable spirit.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
13  By this time, the rooms were vastly different from what I had found them, and I enjoyed the honor of occupying a few prominent pages in the books of a neighboring upholsterer.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
14  There was a bookcase in the room; I saw from the backs of the books, that they were about evidence, criminal law, criminal biography, trials, acts of Parliament, and such things.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
15  I soon contracted expensive habits, and began to spend an amount of money that within a few short months I should have thought almost fabulous; but through good and evil I stuck to my books.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
16  It further appeared that the book I had seen Mrs. Pocket reading in the garden was all about titles, and that she knew the exact date at which her grandpapa would have come into the book, if he ever had come at all.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
17  He looked about him in a confused way, as if he had lost his place in the book of his remembrance; and he turned his face to the fire, and spread his hands broader on his knees, and lifted them off and put them on again.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLII
18  While Mrs. Pocket tripped up the family with her footstool, read her book of dignities, lost her pocket-handkerchief, told us about her grandpapa, and taught the young idea how to shoot, by shooting it into bed whenever it attracted her notice.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
19  To state that my terrible patron carried this little black book about the world solely to swear people on in cases of emergency, would be to state what I never quite established; but this I can say, that I never knew him put it to any other use.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
20  The book itself had the appearance of having been stolen from some court of justice, and perhaps his knowledge of its antecedents, combined with his own experience in that wise, gave him a reliance on its powers as a sort of legal spell or charm.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL