because the law goes by ear; and, although it insists upon having everything written, things written are only supposed in law to have any meaning when read, which is, after all, a common-sense rule enough.

because he committed his crime on that sacred day, was to have one of his ears cut off.

because he wanted to do as the other hunters in the party were doing.

because an attempt has been made to reproduce atmosphere, the atmosphere of a country that has changed almost beyond recognition in three decades.

because more likely to produce practical success, that these novel truths should be instilled into the minds of the educated classes by men who share somewhat in their prejudices and superstitions, and doled out to them in such measure as will not terrify or disgust them.

because the strong have crushed the weak, the strong dominate the industry and the economic life of this country.

because my hand shakes when I begin this sweet and sacred privilege of writing to my promised wife.

because you are a laborious, ill-bred Tradesman, I must be bound to be a mean Citizen's Wife.

because while the rain came down so furiously there was little chance the enemy's sentinels could see what might be going on at the southerly end of the fortification, and it seemed as if my opinion was shared by Colonel Willett, for he and the lieutenant were ready to leave at about ten o'clock.

because he has been appointed adjutant-general of one of the districts, but somehow we rarely call him major, for he says he does not want the title until he has done something to deserve it.

because it had belonged to the Connétable de Bourbon, and had been confiscated, together with all property belonging to that prince, after his revolt against his sovereign.

because I don't get what I used to eat.... Then this last blow--Dorn!--that fine young wheat-man, the best--Aw!

because the expenditures proved far greater than had been allowed for in the time of the former Caesar.

because, although we're beginning to kill mosquitos and poison the drains, we can't keep English boys.

because he never kept those promises.

because I hear Mrs Mitchell has taken Wednesdays now.

because he was indifferent to the glory of serving his religion, still less to the advantage of extending his conquests, but because he had not then sufficiently consolidated his power.

because she was so beautiful, so kind, and so greatly beloved.

because a number of girls were emerging from the house and starting down the steps.

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