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He went alone, at his own request, for he explained that any unnecessary footmarks might make his task more difficult.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At the time of which I speak, Holmes had been back for some months, and I at his request had sold my practice and returned to share the old quarters in Baker Street.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But it transpired that this was a request which Joe had just been going to make of Tom, and had come to hunt him up for that purpose.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
She knew that if the letter were shown to her husband, he would keep up his character of magnanimity, and would not refuse her request.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He storms and bullies and derides; but she stands up to him so ruthlessly that the Colonel has to ask her from time to time to be kinder to Higgins; and it is the only request of his that brings a mulish expression into her face.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
My mother was too much afraid of her to refuse compliance with this odd request, if she had any disposition to do so.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
You are to understand, first, that it is the request of the person from whom I take my instructions that you always bear the name of Pip.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She fancied, however, that her request had been complied with, and that the pen she could not have held was in her hand.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
He was roused by a touch on the shoulder, and a request from the man with the keys to follow him into the office.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Also, that anger would disappear as soon as ever she saw any one whom she had formerly disliked fall upon evil times, and, at his first request for alms would, without consideration or subsequent regret, hand him her purse and its whole contents.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
A council was held in Florence to consider how this request should be dealt with, but no one was favourable to the leave asked for being granted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context