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Because, if one is on the spot, disorders are seen as they spring up, and one can quickly remedy them; but if one is not at hand, they are heard of only when they are great, and then one can no longer remedy them.
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, CHAPTER III — CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES   Context
I was in time to see the beast spring upon its victim, hurl him to the ground, and worry at his throat.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles   Context
Pere Pamphile had seen Dantes pass not ten minutes before; and assured that he was at the Catalans, they sat down under the budding foliage of the planes and sycamores, in the branches of which the birds were singing their welcome to one of the first days of spring.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 2. Father and Son   Context
Meanwhile his comrades had prepared the repast, had got some water from a spring, spread out the fruit and bread, and cooked the kid.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo   Context
He supposes there is in the neighborhood of the house he has bought a mineral spring equal to those at Bagneres, Luchon, and Cauterets.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 69. The Inquiry   Context
He has already dug up all the garden two or three times to find the famous spring, and, being unsuccessful, he will soon purchase all the contiguous houses.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 69. The Inquiry   Context
Barrois touched a spring, the false bottom came out, and they saw a bundle of papers tied with a black string.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 75. A Signed Statement   Context
He reached the instrument he had placed on the stand, touched a spring, and immediately a pale light, just bright enough to render objects distinct, was reflected on his hands and countenance.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 82. The Burglary   Context
He placed the casket on the table; then opening it took out a little golden box, the top of which flew open when touched by a secret spring.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 117. The Fifth of October   Context
With one spring he flew from the chamber of Milady into that of the maid, and quick as lightning, he slammed to the door, and placed all his weight against it, while Kitty pushed the bolts.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 37 MILADY'S SECRET   Context
Milady uttered a deep, inward shriek, and retreated to a corner of the room like a panther which crouches for a spring.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 50 CHAT BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER   Context
My stepfather has offered no opposition to the match, and we are to be married in the course of the spring.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND   Context
To me at least there was a strange contrast between the sweet promise of the spring and this sinister quest upon which we were engaged.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND   Context
It was a cold morning of the early spring, and we sat after breakfast on either side of a cheery fire in the old room at Baker Street.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES   Context
It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES   Context
It was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE   Context
He was within three yards of us, this sinister figure, and I had braced myself to meet his spring, before I realized that he had no idea of our presence.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE   Context
Then from the pocket of his overcoat he drew a bulky object, and he busied himself in some task which ended with a loud, sharp click, as if a spring or bolt had fallen into its place.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE   Context
The heath was covered with golden patches of flowering gorse, gleaming magnificently in the light of the bright spring sunshine.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST   Context
Holmes and I walked along the broad, sandy road inhaling the fresh morning air and rejoicing in the music of the birds and the fresh breath of the spring.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST   Context
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