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If he might use the metaphor, he said, he was their spiritual accountant; and he wished each and every one of his hearers to open his books, the books of his spiritual life, and see if they tallied accurately with conscience.
The Accountant had brought out already a box of dominoes, and was toying architecturally with the bones.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
And, as that is so, there is a discrepancy [taking a paper from his pocket] which I cannot account for.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
He is right and the other fellows are wrong because a flogging wears off after a bit but a fellow that has been expelled from college is known all his life on account of it.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
But Joe said he would not lose his temper on account of the night it was and asked his wife to open some more stout.
If the man is caught, it will be on account of their exertions; if he escapes, it will be in spite of their exertions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
On the other hand, he had no means of supporting himself, and his father, who was by all accounts a very hard man, would have thrown him over utterly had he known the truth.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Perhaps it would be better if I gave you an account of the whole situation when that work is finished.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
By the magic power of the shoes he was carried back to the times of King Hans; on which account his foot very naturally sank in the mud and puddles of the street, there having been in those days no pavement in Copenhagen.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context