1 I took his hand, and promised him.
2 Each in turn, we took his hand, and the promise was made.
3 As a preliminary step, I was released from my promise to her.
4 I am here watching you, and I can promise that nothing will happen.
5 Nay, more, if you all agree, later, you are absolved from the promise.
6 Wake that poor boy, and let him come and see the last; he trusts us, and we have promised him.
7 We promise you a hearty welcome, and a loving greeting, and a health as true as your own right hand.
8 So, on her renewing her promise to call me if she should want anything, I lay on the sofa, and forgot all about everything.
9 My dear, please Almighty God, your life may be all it promises: a long day of sunshine, with no harsh wind, no forgetting duty, no distrust.
10 She has not told Lucy, and made me promise secrecy; her doctor told her that within a few months, at most, she must die, for her heart is weakening.
11 God grant that no such time may ever come to you to break the sunshine of your life; but if it should ever come, promise me that you will let me know.
12 Then our promise shall be made to each other anew; for there is a terrible task before us, and once our feet are on the ploughshare we must not draw back.
13 I only saw Dr. Seward for a moment, and told him where I was off to, promising to come back and tell the rest so soon as I should have found out anything.
14 When she came back, I addressed the envelope and stamped it, and when Smollet had again faithfully promised to post the address when found, I took my way to home.
15 True to our promise, we told Mrs. Harker everything which had passed; and although she grew snowy white at times when danger had seemed to threaten her husband, and red at others when his devotion to her was manifested, she listened bravely and with calmness.