1 Despite the fear that made it shrill, they recognized the voice of Sally Fontaine who, only an hour before, had stopped at Tara for a brief chat on her way to Jonesboro.
2 "I'll sit in that alcove yonder if you'll bring me some refreshments and then we can have a nice chat," she told Frank as the other three men moved off.
3 After supper, and another social chat and smoke, we went to our room together.
4 But we did not go to sleep without some little chat.
5 Man and wife, they say, there open the very bottom of their souls to each other; and some old couples often lie and chat over old times till nearly morning.
6 Besides, they would exchange the whaling news, and have an agreeable chat.
7 Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from 'across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
8 Even the smartest travelling men were flattered when Mrs. Gardener stopped to chat with them for a moment.
9 One could go to the cigar factory and chat with the old German who raised canaries for sale, and look at his stuffed birds.
10 Also he could find a comfortable seat by a fire, and could chat with a companion until he was as warm as toast.
11 And they had a real female chat, and both of them enjoyed it.
12 It was mere lively chat, such as any young persons, on an intimate footing, might fall into.
13 They were merely indulging in the ordinary vivacious chat of relatives who have long been parted in person though not in soul.
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14 She did not speak many words; and as for him, something had been just done and some words had been just said on the hill which prevented him from beginning a desultory chat.
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15 Within the room the men fell into chat till their attention was for a moment drawn to the chimney-corner.
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