1 It was of no use asking myself this question now.
2 Answer him one question, and he'll ask you a dozen directly.
3 I had begun by asking questions, and I was going to rob Mrs. Joe.
4 My thoughts strayed from that question as I looked disconsolately at the fire.
5 Now lookee here," he said, "the question being whether you're to be let to live.
6 She quite gloated on these questions and answers, so keen was her enjoyment of Sarah Pocket's jealous dismay.
7 After each question he tilted me over a little more, so as to give me a greater sense of helplessness and danger.
8 When I reached home, my sister was very curious to know all about Miss Havisham's, and asked a number of questions.
9 It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions.
10 My narrative finished, and their questions exhausted, I then produced Miss Havisham's authority to receive the nine hundred pounds for Herbert.
11 People are put in the Hulks because they murder, and because they rob, and forge, and do all sorts of bad; and they always begin by asking questions.
12 I was liberally paid for my old attendance here," I said, to soothe her, "in being apprenticed, and I have asked these questions only for my own information.
13 Where I might go, what I might do, or when I might return, were questions utterly unknown to me; nor did I vex my mind with them, for it was wholly set on Provis's safety.
14 But they twinkled out one by one, without throwing any light on the questions why on earth I was going to play at Miss Havisham's, and what on earth I was expected to play at.
15 And I soon found myself getting heavily bumped from behind in the nape of the neck and the small of the back, and having my face ignominiously shoved against the kitchen wall, because I did not answer those questions at sufficient length.
16 But all this time, why I was not to go home, and what had happened at home, and when I should go home, and whether Provis was safe at home, were questions occupying my mind so busily, that one might have supposed there could be no more room in it for any other theme.
17 If they had asked me any more questions, I should undoubtedly have betrayed myself, for I was even then on the point of mentioning that there was a balloon in the yard, and should have hazarded the statement but for my invention being divided between that phenomenon and a bear in the brewery.
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