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And you would scarcely demand a little girl of nine to earn her own living.
I'm going to earn from five to ten thousand pound by the sweat of my brow; and as a poor man doing justice to the sweat of my brow, is it likely I can afford to part with so much as my name without its being took down?
Ask her, does she do this for amusement, or does she expect to earn money by it?
So he told his wife, Aunt Em, of his trouble, and she first cried a little and then said that they must be brave and do the best they could, and go away somewhere and try to earn an honest living.
Crimsworth has set me; I can earn my wages conscientiously, and those wages are sufficient to enable me to live.
My honest intention in writing that article was to earn ten dollars.
The father sighed, and answered him: 'You shall soon learn what it is to shudder, but you will not earn your bread by that.
It would have taken him three months and longer on the sea to earn a similar amount.
But even during the brief intervals in which they are in love, men do other things which distract their mind; the trades by which they earn their living engage their attention; they are absorbed in sport; they can interest themselves in art.
She would not take Marilla's money; and there seemed little prospect of being able to earn enough in the summer vacation.
He has reduced himself to poverty, and intends to go to sea again to earn a living.
Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt, he succeeded so signally as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker.