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In Our Convent Days - By Agnes Repplier, Houghton Mifflin Company
...hapless mother !...
The Works of Henrik Ibsen - By Henrik Ibsen
...trust me, I am now tenfold more hapless than thou !...
Author's Digest - By Rossiter Johnson
...Watching intently, she saw with a shock of surprise and pity that this hapless girl in the mirror was twisting her fingers in the well-remembered gesture which her mother had shown in the coming on of madness ....
Colonel Greatheart - By Henry Christopher Bailey
...Fitly trussed and gagged, those two hapless troopers were propped up against the door-posts to contemplate each other ....
Self-raised, Or, From the Depths - By Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
...She went into Queen Mary 's rooms, and fell into a reverie over that fatal bed-chamber, which remains to this day in the same condition in which it was left by the hapless queen about three hundred years ago ....
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - By Mark Twain, American Publishing Company
...It is many and many a year since the hapless half-breed scooped out the stone to caLch the priceless drops, but to this day the tourist stares longest at that pathetic stone and that slow-dropping water when he comes to see the wonders of McDougal 's rave ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...where, meantime, was the hapless owner of this wreck ?...
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Frequently, indeed, his loud laugh reached me from afar; and oftener still I heard him swearing and blaspheming against the footmen, groom, coachman, or some other hapless dependent ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...Society must manage to get on without the Beauforts, and there was an end of it--except indeed for such hapless victims of the disaster as Medora Manson, the poor old Miss Lannings, and certain other misguided ladies of good family who, if only they had listened to Mr. Henry van der Luy-den ... `` The best thing the Beauforts can do, " said Mrs. Archer, summing it up as if she were pronouncing a diagnosis and prescribing a course of treatment, `` is to go and live at Regina 's little place in North Carolina ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...The first generous impulse of Duncan was to rush to the rescue of the hapless wretch; but he felt himself bound to the spot by the iron grasp of the immovable scout . "...
War and Peace - By Leo Tolstoy
...They had some champagne to drink to the health of the new Knight of St. George, and Schinchine brought all the gossip of the town : the old Princess of Georgia was ill, Metivier had made himself scarce, a hapless German had been taken by the populace for a French spy and seized, but Count Rostoptutiine had released him ....
The Prince and the Pauper - By Mark Twain
...thou shalt have three, thou hapless creature "--and he fumbled in his pocket with nervous haste and got them out ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton, Philip M. Parker
...Society must manage to get on without the Beauforts, and there was an end of it--except indeed for such hapless victims of the disaster as Medora Manson, the poor old Miss Lannings, and certain other misguided ladies of good family who, if only they had listened to Mr. Henry van der Luy-den ... `` The best thing the Beauforts can do, " said Mrs. Archer, summing it up as if she were pronouncing a diagnosis and prescribing a course of treatment, `` is to go and live at Regina 's little place in North Carolina ....
Ben-Hur - By Lew Wallace, Joseph Autier
...such emergencies, he locked the hapless wretches to th-fr seats ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...Still, Miss Fanshawe, hapless as I am, according to your showing, sixpence I would not give to purchase you, body and soul . " "...
Don Quixote - By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
...Again, woe is me, hapless that I am !...