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The two old crones, chiming in together, began pouring out many piteous lamentations that the poor dear was too far gone to know her best friends; and were uttering sundry protestations that they would never leave her, when the superior pushed them from the room, closed the door, and returned to the bedside.
The two crones, to all appearance, too busily occupied in the preparations for their dreadful duties to make any reply, were left alone, hovering about the body.
With many mumbled blessings and protestations of gratitude the old crone packed it away in her pocket, and shuffled off down the stairs.
With the one exception of her mother, friends and relatives drifted back and acknowledged that they had been mistaken; though there were old crones who still abided by their opinion and who shook their heads ominously over their cups of tea.
And then it happened-- the thing the old crones had been shaking their heads over for years.
A few of the withered and remorseless crones of the band were clustering together, in readiness to lend their fell voices, if needed, to aid in exciting their descendants to an exhibition, which their depraved tastes coveted, as the luxurious Roman dame witnessed the struggles and the agony of the gladiator.
But Murdoch told MPs yesterday that he 'disputed vigorously' the claims of Myler and Crone, the Daily Mail reports.
He was back in front of the committee for a second time because Myler and Crone claimed they had kept him briefed.
In a subsequent email to solicitor Julian Pike, Mr Crone says that Mr Myler was to use the memo "as the basis for his chat with Chief Exec James Murdoch" - suggesting that Mr Murdoch was made aware of the issues at that stage.
Mr Crone and Mr Myler were quizzed about the so-called 'For Neville' email, which blew apart News International's stance that hacking was the fault of a single rogue reporter, former royal correspondent Clive Goodman, who was paying private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to carry it out.
Tom Crone and the editor promised on many occasions that I could come back to a job at the newspaper if I did not implicate the paper or any of its staff in my mitigation plea.
Its an easy way for the boys to give back and to answer some questions with the little kids and be a good example for them," Crone coach Eric Williams said, "and at the same time try to emphasize reading.