Offers possible answers to the armchair philosopher's favorite question: "Why?"
Answers are from Project Gutenberg.CW: Questionable gender/racial attitudes.
because he was a traitor and deserved it.
because _vertigo_ seldom occurs under favourable circumstances of age and general health; unless when produced by so slight a cause as _bloodletting_, or a trifling blow upon the head.
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 mind will more readily apprehend the symbols of the phrase than interpret the indications of unassisted sense.
because he arrives more quickly at the stage when the stimulus damages his nerve apparatus.
because Lear was mad.
because it was the last great open space on the southern confines of London, and partly because of the royal residence at Greenwich.
because they permitted themselves to be separated from their wives.
because it has in it a touch of _panache_, of audacity!
because conscience tells me that too much weakness for thee is about to draw me astray from duty.
because his discourses, so elaborately worked out with polished diction, are more akin to poetry than to prose.
because it would mean all the difference to him between constant, gnawing anxiety, and the joy of deliverance.
because she knew--as who knew better?--something of that mischief's nature which was now afoot.
because there is, I am told, another sort of coral snake perfectly harmless, which is so exactly like the deadly one, that no child, and few grown people, can know them apart.
because it takes years to build a home, whereas a house can be builded in a few months.
because we always seem to quarrel when I haven't the slightest desire to.
because they may die if we do not get them away from that dreadful pest-house.
because they find in books such stuff as dreams are made of; and, in common with the children of all times, they must needs make dreams.
because of their enemy the roc.
because they melted gradually from the foot of the range upward, the lower lakes were the first to see the light and the first to be obliterated.
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