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MENDSMission Elements Needs Statement
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Well, well, I forgive thee, provided thou dost mend and not show thyself in future so fond of thine own interest, but try to be of good cheer and take heart, and encourage thyself to look forward to the fulfillment of my promises, which, by being delayed, does not become impossible.
She is quite a common fairy," Peter explained apologetically, "she is called Tinker Bell because she mends the pots and kettles [tinker = tin worker].
Thereby he is driven to entertain himself alone and acquire habits of self-help; and thus, like the wounded oyster, he mends his shell with pearl.
She does her own hair, and I am teaching her to make buttonholes and mend her stockings.
But that did in nowise mend the matter, or at all soften the hard heart of the learned gentleman with the copy of Blackstone.