1 Describe your father as a horsebreaker.
2 Her father thought so as he looked at her.
3 I wish to hear you state it to me, father.
4 At least I mean to father, when Merrylegs was always there.
5 Their father walked on in a hopeful and satisfied frame of mind.
6 She looked at her father again, but no tear fell down her cheek.
7 But, Louisa looked at her father with more boldness than Thomas did.
8 Mr. Bounderby thinks as father thinks, and is a great deal rougher, and not half so kind.
9 Mr. Sleary promised to write as soon as ever father should be heard of, and I trust to him to keep his word.
10 If father was determined to make me either a Prig or a Mule, and I am not a Prig, why, it stands to reason, I must be a Mule.
11 Time passed Thomas on in the mill, while his father was thinking about it, and there he stood in a long-tailed coat and a stiff shirt-collar.
12 They heard the doors of rooms above, opening and shutting as Sissy went from one to another in quest of her father; and presently they heard voices expressing surprise.
13 The girl believed that her father had not deserted her; she lived in the hope that he would come back, and in the faith that he would be made the happier by her remaining where she was.
14 Time, with his innumerable horse-power, worked away, not minding what anybody said, and presently turned out young Thomas a foot taller than when his father had last taken particular notice of him.
15 The wretched ignorance with which Jupe clung to this consolation, rejecting the superior comfort of knowing, on a sound arithmetical basis, that her father was an unnatural vagabond, filled Mr. Gradgrind with pity.
16 And, Thomas, it is really shameful, with my poor head continually wearing me out, that a boy brought up as you have been, and whose education has cost what yours has, should be found encouraging his sister to wonder, when he knows his father has expressly said that she is not to do it.
17 I, who came here to inform the father of the poor girl, Jupe, that she could not be received at the school any more, in consequence of there being practical objections, into which I need not enter, to the reception there of the children of persons so employed, am prepared in these altered circumstances to make a proposal.
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