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A wild scheme had come to me; I would attempt to force the great locks by the nine thought waves I had read in my host's mind.
Concentrating my mind upon the massive lock I hurled the nine thought waves against it.
"We will be on board at nine o'clock," replied, no less simply, Mr.
"Well, I've counted them twice, Aunty, and I can't make but nine."
"I declare to gracious ther' AIN'T but nine!" she says.
I've nine Dorothys and two Daniels; and the nine Dorothys have eighty-six sons and daughters and over three hundred grandchildren," said Billina, proudly.
And I've nine leg bracelets and a diamond pin for each wing.
"But," interrupted the major, "since the weight of a shot is proportionate to its volume, an iron ball of nine feet in diameter would be of tremendous weight."
After this still more came, each with one tail more than the other, but they were all turned away, until at last one came who had nine tails, like old Mr Fox.
My decision, therefore, is that the fat challenger prune, peel, thin, trim and correct himself, and take eleven stone of his flesh off his body, here or there, as he pleases, and as suits him best; and being in this way reduced to nine stone weight, he will make himself equal and even with nine stone of his opponent, and they will be able to run on equal terms."
And consequently, whenever nine, or rather ten States, were united in the desire of a particular amendment, that amendment must infallibly take place.
Rentrees generales, seven millions; properties, nine millions.