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... am ill;—sometimes very ill; but what does it matter? I did not send for you, Frank, to speak of aught so trivial as that. I ...
— The Eustace Diamonds • Anthony Trollope

... not at all, my dear Trenta. On the contrary, had you not come, I was about to send for you. I have a very important matter ...
— The Italians • Frances Elliot

... gallery and tended him day and night through the weeks of fever that ensued. From his ravings she learned that he was in danger and feared pursuers; and with the peasant's instinct for caution, she had not dared to send for help. ...
— The Firefly Of France • Marion Polk Angellotti

... what I think," said Thaddeus one evening, after a particularly flagrant breach on Jane's part, involving a streak of cranberry sauce across a supposititiously clean plate: "you won't discharge her, Bess, and I won't; suppose we send for Mr. Burke, and get him ...
— Paste Jewels • John Kendrick Bangs

... of the deacon over the way, The deacon so ready to worship and pray, Whose cellar was full of potatoes; And she said: "I will send for the deacon to come; He'll not mind much to give me some Of such ...
— Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two • Various

... Ismidt raise their voices in protest against what they professedly regard as a rash and dangerous proposition. As I evince a disposition to override their well-meant interference and pull out, they hurriedly send for a Frenchman, who can speak sufficient English to make himself intelligible. Speaking for himself, and acting as interpreter in echoing the words and sentiments of the others, the Frenchman straightway warns me not to start into the interior so late in the day, and ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle V1 • Thomas Stevens

... Nares, with ready tact, "I must be getting aboard. Johnson's in the brig annexing chandlery and canvas, and there's some things in the Norah that want fixing against we go to sea. Would you like to be left here in the chicken-ranch? I'll send for you to supper." ...
— The Wrecker • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

... to belligerent troops—not vice versa." The dispatch ended with a request that "our troops with their arms and baggage be transported to the Swiss frontier, whence they may go to some Mediterranean port and return to Greece on ships which we shall send for the purpose." [14] ...
— Greece and the Allies 1914-1922 • G. F. Abbott

... pleased, pays deposit, and arranges to send for his bargain in the morning. As he and his "good lady" leave, they notice close by, three men with barrows, each bearing a blazingly red and strongly-smelling chest of drawers. Materfamilias complacently remarks on the ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. February 21, 1891 • Various

... because you were educated in Tercanbury. And no one was good enough for you in Blackstable. And I'm jolly glad that all this has happened to you; it serves you jolly well right. And if you dare to show yourself at Blackstable, we'll send for the police.' ...
— Orientations • William Somerset Maugham

... about that. I know many eminent saints in the church who will eat lobster salad for supper, and then send for the doctor and minister before morning. There is a precious twaddle about 'mysterious Providence.' Providence isn't half so mysterious as people make out. The doctor is expected to look serious and sympathetic, and call their law-breaking and its penalty by some outlandish Latin name that no one ...
— Barriers Burned Away • E. P. Roe

... up, rushes to the door and runs into the proprietor. Pulls him forward). Send for the police! I must be arrested! If I leave now, I am a brute and if I remain, I am ruined, for it would be a breach of contract. (Looking at his watch.) I still have a minute and ten seconds left. Quick! I must be arrested ...
— The German Classics, v. 20 - Masterpieces of German Literature • Various

... and Captain D- has a table d'hote at seven for travellers. I pay only 10s. 6d. a day for myself and S-; this includes all but wine or beer. The air is very clear and fine, and my cough is already much better. I shall stay here as long as it suits me and does me good, and then I am to send for Choslullah again, and go back by the road he proposed. It rains here now and then, and blows a good deal, but the wind has lost its bitter chill, and depressing quality. I hope soon to ride a little and see the country, ...
— Letters from the Cape • Lady Duff Gordon

... methods are not so crude. In the meantime we must send for a doctor, but before we do so, is there anything in this room that might be of ...
— The Secret Adversary • Agatha Christie

... the Third will send for six of them when the news of this reaches London; so look out, damn ...
— Great Catherine • George Bernard Shaw

... emetic at once, and send for a physician with instructions to bring hypodermic syringe and atropine sulphate. The dose is 1/180 of a grain, and doses should be continued heroically until 1/20 of a grain is administered, or until, in ...
— Boy Scouts Handbook - The First Edition, 1911 • Boy Scouts of America

... was laid on a table. It would have been useless to send for a surgeon. There was not one to be found within several miles, and it was but too evident that life was extinct. The top of the man's head was beaten to a pulp. He ...
— Stories by English Authors: Ireland • Various

... "Why did you send for me to meet you here?" she now asked. "Why did you not come to my room—surely you knew that there ...
— The Girl of the Golden West • David Belasco

... is a token you have nothing to fear." And he kissed her affectionately. "I shall send for Miss Woodley too ...
— A Simple Story • Mrs. Inchbald

... Constance calmly. "I am sure Mr. Warrington is a gentleman, if you are not. Perhaps I have no finger prints to correspond with those on the bottle. If not, I am sure that we can send for some one whose ...
— Constance Dunlap • Arthur B. Reeve

... because I've tried to keep myself from doing it—and I've failed. But this is really my message. If you do change your ideas, for God's sake choose your man carefully—and if you ever reach a point where you need counsel, send for me." ...
— A Pagan of the Hills • Charles Neville Buck

... whom I did not send for, but who came, was an old Hottentot named Hans, with whom I had been more or less mixed up all my life. When I was a boy he was my father's servant in the Cape Colony and my companion in some of those early wars. Also he shared some ...
— Allan and the Holy Flower • H. Rider Haggard

... order, Pepe rose from his habitual attitude of recumbence, stretched himself at his leisure, yawned several times, and then obeyed the summons, saying as he went out: "What the devil fancy has the captain got into his head to send for me?" ...
— Wood Rangers - The Trappers of Sonora • Mayne Reid

... me! Is the pain bad? When did it begin? Shall I send for your ladies to bath the place?' asked the prince, pouring out these and a dozen other questions, to which the girl only shook ...
— The Orange Fairy Book • Andrew Lang

... jocularly, Edward Henry finished by blenching. "I think one will do ... I may possibly send for ...
— The Regent • E. Arnold Bennett

... thing to ourselves for the present," said Mr. Brandon decisively. "I'll send for a couple of good men to come up here and help me, and we'll keep a watch on that cabin for a few days. If this thing got into the papers, it would put the crooks on their guard, and probably spoil our chances of catching them and getting back the loot. I've got a small ...
— The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice - or, Solving a Wireless Mystery • Allen Chapman

... or white witch of the district, and some less noted rural adepts gave themselves out as his pupils. In March, 1849, M. Tinel, Cure of Cideville, visited a sick peasant, and advised him to discard old G., the shepherd magical, and send for a physician. G. was present, though concealed, heard the cure's criticisms, and said: 'Why does he meddle in my business, I shall meddle in his; he has pupils in his house, we'll see how long he keeps them.' In a few days, G. was arrested, as practising medicine unauthorised, was imprisoned ...
— Cock Lane and Common-Sense • Andrew Lang

... Wales, to be the Resident there, his business being, so far as possible, to keep order. How he was to keep order without men or force to make his commands obeyed it is hard to see; but he was expected to do whatever could be done by persuasion, and to send for a British war-ship if ever he thought it ...
— History of Australia and New Zealand - From 1606 to 1890 • Alexander Sutherland

... Kurama, had described the beautiful scenery of the place on which he was now gazing. He sketched every beautiful landscape of the neighborhood, and collected them in albums, thinking how nice it would be if he could send for Tsunenori, a renowned contemporary artist, and get him to paint the sketches which ...
— Japanese Literature - Including Selections from Genji Monogatari and Classical - Poetry and Drama of Japan • Various

... pleased to hear that some of our comrades have laid hands upon one of the leaders in the attack upon the jail," he said. "They want to lodge him here until they can send for the Sheriff's posse, and of course I could only agree. Though the State seems bent on treating us somewhat meanly, we are, I believe, still loyal citizens, and I feel quite sure you will overlook any trifling ...
— The Cattle-Baron's Daughter • Harold Bindloss

... overawe and subject those who were under his power, that a universal feeling of hostility and hatred was awakened against him. Things at last assumed so alarming an attitude, that Helius was terrified in his turn, and at length he began to send for Nero to come home. Nero at first paid no attention to these requests. The danger, however, increased; the crisis became extremely imminent, so that a general insurrection was anticipated. Helius sent messengers ...
— Nero - Makers of History Series • Jacob Abbott

... die," she said, with sudden resolution. "I'll take his mother to the President. He can't resist her. I'll send for Phil to help me." ...
— The Clansman - An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan • Thomas Dixon

... in hell first," Brent Taber replied pleasantly. "Now get out of my office before I send for the man who uses the broom ...
— Ten From Infinity • Paul W. Fairman

... Bajee Rao was solemnly invested as Peishwa. One of his first acts was to send for Harry, to whom he gave a robe of honour, and thirty thousand rupees in money, in token of his gratitude for the risk he had run in communicating with him, and for his daring proposal to rescue him from the ...
— At the Point of the Bayonet - A Tale of the Mahratta War • G. A. Henty

... money as you gif me." At this moment she chanced to look round, and saw Jurgis: She shook her finger at him. "You understand me," she said, "you pays me dot money yust de same! It is not my fault dat you send for me so late I can't help your vife. It is not my fault if der baby comes mit one arm first, so dot I can't save it. I haf tried all night, und in dot place vere it is not fit for dogs to be born, und mit notting to eat only vot I ...
— The Jungle • Upton Sinclair

... "return to them who sent you, and tell them from me not to send for me, whatever chance befall them, so long as my son is alive, and tell them that I bid them let the lad win his spurs; for I wish, if God so desire, that the day should be his, and the honor thereof remain to him and to those to whom I have given him ...
— The Junior Classics • Various

... by various learned and eloquent divines, but nothing was produced which was pronounced by the general voice a satisfactory answer to the doctrines of the heresiarch. At length it was resolved to send for Dewi, a celebrated teacher of theology at Mynyw in Pembrokeshire, who from motives of humility had not appeared in the assembly. Messengers therefore were despatched to Dewi, who, after repeated entreaties, was induced to repair ...
— Wild Wales - Its People, Language and Scenery • George Borrow

... considered absolutely necessary for the good of the State, and how after he had given up the attempt in mere despair the Queen had taken the matter in hand, and so managed the King that his Majesty at last became persuaded that the whole idea was his own original conception, and he bade her send for Walpole and explain it to him, and get Walpole to carry it into execution. Hervey endeavored to reassure him by many arguments, and among the rest by one which showed how well Hervey understood King George's weaknesses. Hervey said the one ...
— A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) • Justin McCarthy

... Mr. Meyer through the door to his clerks; "and send for a carriage, quick. I don't want him to ...
— The Wreck of the Titan - or, Futility • Morgan Robertson

... to give him this importance! The solitary bit of cleverness about him is his statement that he has no control whatever over the spirits that attend him. Asking him not to summon them, is pretty like asking Mr Windham not to send for his creditors. They come pretty much as they like, and probably their visits are about ...
— Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General - Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864 • Charles Lever

... gravely, 'I am glad to see you. I did not expect you just at present: I am not very well: I had ordered a medicine and was impatient to take it. If you will favour me with the name of your inn, I will send for you when I am in a condition to receive you; perhaps within a day or two.' 'Monsignor!' said I, 'a change of residence often gives a man a cold, and oftener a change of fortune. Whether you caught yours upon deck (where we last saw each other), from ...
— Imaginary Conversations and Poems - A Selection • Walter Savage Landor

... his Highness in Frankfort. I said this was impossible if you had done that duty you prate so much about. The lady merely wishes to ask him for some explanation of this affair, so make your choice. Shall she go up with you now, or must I send for ...
— The Sword Maker • Robert Barr

... in the hook of any sort. He was reading it, and saying it quite softly to himself; and I felt that if you saw him, you would send for Dr. Spraggs." ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

... an unpursuing foe, all the ammunition, and so much of the provisions were destroyed for accelerating their flight, that Dunbar was actually obliged to send for thirty horse-loads of the latter before he reached Fort Cumberland, where he arrived a very few days after, with the shattered remains of the English troops."—Review of the Military Operations in North America. ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13 • Various

... mustn't ride him to-night," he said. "Well, I'll leave him under your care, Roberts, and will either come or send for ...
— By Berwen Banks • Allen Raine

... Swift, I can't thank you enough," said Mr. Whitford, one day as he called to pay the young inventor a visit. "I'm ordered to the Pacific coast and I may have to send for you with your airship, and ...
— Tom Swift and his Great Searchlight • Victor Appleton

... it was Miss Travers; and she bade me come to you. Otherwise, as you did not send for me, it was scarcely my ...
— Kenelm Chillingly, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... Olivia, "then you had better send for it at once. The fly that brought you over is still waiting, I see; so you can give the driver a note to Collins, the landlord, informing him that you are staying here, and asking him to send ...
— With Airship and Submarine - A Tale of Adventure • Harry Collingwood

... the bottle and spoon. "Don't give him any more of that stuff." He waved it away. "I'll send for ...
— The Desired Woman • Will N. Harben

... he. 'Very well, never mind how 'twas done, but keep your foot still, little one, and we'll talk about the hatchet another time. Mrs. Parlin, if it goes to bleeding again, be sure to send for me.'" ...
— Little Prudy • Sophie May

... prohibition of receiving presents from the natives, and the prohibition of private trade by the servants of the Company. The whole settlement seemed to be set, as one man, against these measures; but Clive declared that if the functionaries in Calcutta refused obedience, he would send for some civil servants from Madras to aid him in conducting the administration. As he evinced the strength of his resolution by dismissing the most factious of his opponents, the rest became alarmed and submitted to ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 • Various

... mother," she said. "Tell her we have got him, and he is at the mill. Then go and tell my father, and ask him to send for the doctor." ...
— Weighed and Wanting • George MacDonald

... next day, and for how many days? Would the time ever come when he could think of her without a pain in his heart? It is said that time brings forgetfulness. Does it? On Saturday morning he had sat at his window, asking himself if he should go down to see her or if he should send for her. There were confessions in the afternoon, and expecting that she would come to confess to him, he had not sent for her. One never knows; perhaps it was her absence from confession that had angered him. His temper ...
— The Lake • George Moore

... the house for a morsel of food. Send for me the moment you hear anything. I wish the artillery were up. Who's this? Colonel Fauquier Cary? In the darkness, couldn't tell. Yes, General Winder thinks so, too. We've sent to ask General Jackson. Come with ...
— The Long Roll • Mary Johnston

... manners in this class, as contrasted with the rougher type of the Lowlands, used always to delight Mr. Hope-Scott. Over and over again, after the ladies had withdrawn from the dinner-table, he would send for a keeper, or a gillie, or a boatman, and ply them with plausible questions, that his guests might have the opportunity of witnessing the good breeding of the Highlands. John, or Ronald, or Duncan, or whoever it might be, would stand a few yards away from the table, and, ...
— Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 • Robert Ornsby

... kinder than the country kaids. But so soon as the kaid has amassed sufficient wealth, the governor of his province, or one of the high wazeers in the Sultan's capital, will despoil him and sell his place to the highest bidder, and in the fulness of time the Sultan will send for that wazeer or governor, and treat him in similar fashion. "Mektub," it is written, and who shall ...
— Morocco • S.L. Bensusan

... declared they would play no more. They made a calculation, and declared that I had lost nearly a hundred thousand francs. So great was my intoxication, although I had had no more wine, that they were obliged to send for a sedan chair to take me to my inn. While my servant was undressing me he discovered that I had neither my watches nor my ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... indisposition, and was not willing that a doctor should be disturbed. But then he was seized by a frightful vomiting, followed by such unendurable pain that he yielded to his daughter's entreaty that she should send for help. A doctor arrived at about eight o'clock in the morning, but by that time all that could have helped a scientific inquiry had been disposed of: the doctor saw nothing, in M. d'Aubray's story but what might be accounted for by indigestion; ...
— CELEBRATED CRIMES, COMPLETE - THE MARQUISE DE BRINVILLIERS • ALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE

... and Chateauroy spoke for your fitness for the errand they are going to send you on, very truthfully, for a wonder. I don't know why; but he wants you to be sent, I think; most likely that you may be cut to pieces. And so they will send for you in a minute. I have ...
— Under Two Flags • Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

... actually belonged to it had been taken away, and of the articles brought not one had been broken or damaged. It was equally evident that there was no intention or idea of appropriating them. They were brought and handed over to me as a host on Earth might send for the baggage of an unexpected guest. Of the various toys and ornaments that I had brought for the purpose, I offered several of the most precious to my host. He accepted one of the smallest and least valuable, rather declining to understand ...
— Across the Zodiac • Percy Greg

... more precise and more to the purpose than it sometimes is in a Court of Justice. 'You had better send for something to ...
— Our Mutual Friend • Charles Dickens

... So h'ist up the John B. sails, See how the mainsail set, Send for the captain—shore, let us go home, Let me go home, let me go home, I feel so break-up, I ...
— Pieces of Eight • Richard le Gallienne

... the first to use only the best available seed even if the cost be greater. He should send for a number of catalogues and carefully choose those varieties of seeds that possess evident merit for the purpose intended. In the case of flowers, the pupils should be asked to decide what individual plants showed greatest excellence, and these should be marked, and the seed from ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study • Ontario Ministry of Education

... sword of your tongue, chief!"... "as worthy a battle as when you strove against the Danes!"... "The spirit of the old days is not dead while you are alive, Oswald's son."... "None now are born thereto save you alone!"... "Till that time when you send for us, my chief."... "One eye on our ploughs and one watching for your messenger."... "God keep ...
— The Ward of King Canute • Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

... would never come where she was nor suffer her to come where he was, for all that she was the mother of several children by him." That he did not come to her is not wonderful, for he would have been burned alive if he had. Dante could not send for her because he was a homeless wanderer. She remained in Florence with her children because she had powerful relations and perhaps property there. It is plain, also, that what Boccaccio says of Dante's lussuria ...
— Among My Books • James Russell Lowell

... Livingstone watered her pillow with the first tears she had shed for her youngest born, whom she well knew she had driven from home, and when her husband asked what they should do, she answered with a fresh burst of tears, "Send for Anna to come back." ...
— 'Lena Rivers • Mary J. Holmes

... impossible to get a job of any sort. At last, about twelve months before the date that this story opens, he determined to leave his wife and child at home and go to try his fortune in London. When he got employment he would send for them. ...
— The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists • Robert Tressell

... nursery, children," said Lady Rachel, making an effort to rise. "I will send for you presently." The elder ones appeared glad to escape, and they carried ...
— The Billow and the Rock • Harriet Martineau

... and practical Gas Engine in the market is the new "Otto" Silent, built by Schleicher. Schumm & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Send for circular. ...
— Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 • Various

... the Raja, "The boy standing out there wants service. May I take him into mine?" The Raja answered, "Very well, send for him." So all the servants ran and fetched the boy. The Rakshas-Rani asked him, "Are you willing to do anything I tell you?" The boy said, "Yes." "Then you shall be my servant," she said, and first ...
— Indian Fairy Tales • Anonymous

... don't want you any more; you may go up to the cabin till we are ready, and then we will send for you and the lady." ...
— The Little Savage • Captain Frederick Marryat

... that was three days since, and I've heard nothing for a fortnight. If Parsons has quite finished with the letters, I suppose I may as well have them. And she must be, by this. Would you kindly ring and send for them?" ...
— Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885 • Various

... being now chosen, thou wast haughty and hard of access. And next, when this trouble came upon the army, and thou wast sore afraid lest thou shouldst lose thy office and so miss renown, didst thou not hearken to Calchas the soothsayer, and promise thy daughter for sacrifice, and send for her to the camp, making pretence of giving her in marriage to Achilles? And now thou art gone back from thy word. Surely this is an evil day for Greece, that is troubled ...
— Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy - Myths and Legends of the Nations of the World Retold for Boys and Girls • Various

... will read poetry and enjoy it, provided he is not aware that it is poetry. Poetry can exist authentically either in prose or in verse. Give him poetry concealed in prose and there is a chance that, taken off his guard, he will appreciate it. But show him a page of verse, and he will be ready to send for a policeman. The reason of this is that, though poetry may come to pass either in prose or in verse, it does actually happen far more frequently in verse than in prose; nearly all the very greatest poetry is in verse; ...
— LITERARY TASTE • ARNOLD BENNETT

... Try some of that marmalade, Mr. Hartright, and finish the sentence, in the name of female propriety, for yourself. What am I to tell you about Mr. Fairlie? Upon my honour, I hardly know. He is sure to send for you after breakfast, and you can study him for yourself. In the meantime, I may inform you, first, that he is the late Mr. Fairlie's younger brother; secondly, that he is a single man; and thirdly, that he is Miss Fairlie's ...
— The Woman in White • Wilkie Collins

... he saw a Buffalo Upon the chimney-piece: He looked again, and found it was His Sister's Husband's Niece. 'Unless you leave this house,' he said, 'I'll send for the Police!' ...
— Sylvie and Bruno • Lewis Carroll

... Jurand can become ill and send for his daughter. Then the princess would not prevent her going, and if the girl be lost on the road, who will accuse you or me and say to us: 'You ...
— The Knights of the Cross • Henryk Sienkiewicz

... struggling genius. This Prince was the young monarch of Bavaria, who had just succeeded to the throne left by the passing of his father. The youthful Prince, ardent and generous, had long worshiped in secret the master and his music. One of his first acts on becoming Ludwig of Bavaria, was to send for Wagner to come to his capital at once and finish his life work in peace. "He wants me to be with him always, to work, to rest, to produce my works," wrote Wagner to a friend in Zurich, where he had been staying. "He will give me everything ...
— The World's Great Men of Music - Story-Lives of Master Musicians • Harriette Brower

... great state of suspense all day at the office. I did not like to worry Mr. Perkupp; but as he did not send for me, and mentioned yesterday that he would see me again to- day, I thought it better, perhaps, to go to him. I knocked at his door, and on entering, Mr. Perkupp said: "Oh! it's you, Mr. Pooter; do you want to see me?" I said: "No, sir, I thought you wanted to ...
— The Diary of a Nobody • George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

... prowling about my house for, then? Do you know that I am master here? I shall take you indoors, and keep you till I can send for a constable. Take care, no resistance; ...
— A Noble Woman • Ann S. Stephens

... breath. "We have something to say to each other, the baby and I," she went on, "which no one else may hear. So do what I ask you, Roger. And come back—I may want you—in about an hour, if I do not send for ...
— The History of Sir Richard Calmady - A Romance • Lucas Malet

... long period of inaction came to a close, Vincent had completely recovered his strength, and was ready to rejoin the ranks as soon as the order came from Colonel Stuart, who had promised to send for him directly there was a prospect ...
— With Lee in Virginia - A Story of the American Civil War • G. A. Henty

... short at last, with his head in a whirl, wondering which course he ought to pursue, as the thought occurred to him that he should be answerable for the injury to his own party if Scarlett did send for assistance, making use of the passage as a means by which he could ...
— Crown and Sceptre - A West Country Story • George Manville Fenn

... I have promised Nellie that I would spend it with her; but you may send for me early tomorrow, for I suppose we shall have to be rather busy during ...
— His Heart's Queen • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... by all means send for the tongs," answered Denise, taking the letter with a mock air ...
— The Isle of Unrest • Henry Seton Merriman

... really can spare another Catasetum, when nearly ready, I shall be most grateful; had I not better send for it? The case is truly marvellous; the (so-called) sensation, or stimulus from a light touch is certainly transmitted through the antennae for more than one inch INSTANTANEOUSLY...A cursed insect or something let my ...
— The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II • Francis Darwin

... said. "I did not hear of your loss before yesterday; and I was just about to send for you to see your father's will. It is in our strong room. You ...
— Cobwebs and Cables • Hesba Stretton

... end of the poor bear. He got more and more excited; he had to be looked up in a stable. Here the joy and novelty of the situation overcame him; his mighty brain gave way; he became mad as a hatter—(Alice in Wonderland might have asked, "Then why didn't they send for a hatter, who would have brought a chimney-pot, or some sort of a tile for his bear-head?")—and subsequently the veterinary Mr. THRALE (whose ancestral namesake had considerable experience in dealing with that learned bear. Dr. JOHNSON) ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, July 23, 1892 • Various

... Who was this Mrs. A. J. Van Raffles?—a name so like that of my dead friend that it seemed almost identical. My curiosity was roused to concert pitch. If this strange advertiser should be— But no, she would not send for me after that stormy interview in which she cast me over to take the hand of Raffles: the brilliant, fascinating Raffles, who would have won his Isabella from Ferdinand, Chloe from her Corydon, Pierrette from Pierrot—ay, even Heloise from Abelard. I never could ...
— Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman • John Kendrick Bangs

... diversely take any thing, shall alway resort to the Bishop of the Diocese, who by his discretion shall take order for the quieting and appeasing of the same; so that the same order be not contrary to any thing contained in this Book. And if the Bishop of the Diocese be in doubt, then he may send for the resolution thereof to ...
— The Book of Common Prayer - and The Scottish Liturgy • Church of England

... kind, and not so busy but he could give willing attention to our case. He said he would send for a cab, and he called up from his hands and knees a beautiful blond half-grown boy who was scrubbing the floor, and despatched him on this errand, first making him wipe the suds off his hands. The boy was back wonderfully soon to say the cab ...
— Familiar Spanish Travels • W. D. Howells

... good of you to come, Miss Hermy," said this small, faded woman, and Ravenslee thought her very voice sounded faded, so repressed and dismally soft was it. "I wouldn't have had the face t' send for you, Miss Hermy, only Hazel calls an' calls, like she's ...
— The Definite Object - A Romance of New York • Jeffery Farnol

... from Edinburgh, allmost everybody is going along with the stream, so that a short delay wou'd lose all the merit. This has determined me to do the thing so suddenly, that I have not time to send for you, unless it were to see me go off, which is impossible. I depend upon your protection for those I leave behind. What gives me the greatest concern is least some such creditors as have still my father's security, should molest him in my absence. I recommend particularly to you, that if ...
— Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 - Volume II. • Mrs. Thomson

... will," said Alice, who was quite aware that he had made an accurate picture of her own position. "When I meet such a one, I will send for ...
— Can You Forgive Her? • Anthony Trollope

... learned all that she cared to know. It was not necessary that she should suffer the exactions of the baby or subject her family to them. The Lord had given and would take away! The minister had said so, and the minister knew all about the Lord. And if the powers above were not ready to send for the baby, it would be easy enough to deposit it in the Lord's own house, which showed its white spire beyond the first turn in the road which led to Camelot. There the Lord would find it and take it away. This would be, she reflected, the quiet, ...
— New Faces • Myra Kelly

... the day of Durochat's approaching trial for robbery, went to the administration des postes, and obtained through the Chef the permission to send for the inspector who had seen the false Laborde, and who was no longer ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 - Vol. 53, January, 1843 • Various

... come,' said grandmamma at once. 'Ask Mrs. Nestor to send for me as soon as you get home if she would like to have me. I suppose—' she went on, hesitating a little, 'you don't know what is the ...
— My New Home • Mary Louisa Molesworth

... becomes a wise friend to her patients will be just the one to whom the mother will gladly apply early, and who will know if it is advisable to send for skilled medical advice. Contracted pelvis, threatened eclampsia, and antepartum haemorrhage are typical cases, which lose half their terror if ...
— Women Workers in Seven Professions • Edith J. Morley

... for few women would have cared to link themselves publicly with such a gaunt and tattered scarecrow as I undoubtedly was then; but Grace was born with high courage and a manner which made all she did appear right. When Calvert said that he would send for Colonel Carrington, she calmly placed her hand within my ...
— Lorimer of the Northwest • Harold Bindloss

... He had sent George Morris away, becoming very stern in his demand to be left to his solitude as long as opposition was made to him. Gregory had come down to him from the parsonage, and had also been dismissed. "Your brother will be here probably to-day," said Ralph, "and then I will send for you." ...
— Ralph the Heir • Anthony Trollope

... tell you. Where is Thomas? Send for him, and he will make it all right. You shall have every dollar that belongs to you, Ernest. I am a miserable wretch; but I did not do this deed for my ...
— Seek and Find - or The Adventures of a Smart Boy • Oliver Optic

... Mallinson himself, for instance, or even Percy Conway. But he, Drake! For a moment she felt inclined to telegraph to him telling him not to come. Then she thought of the motive which had induced her to send for him. No! She would ask her question that afternoon, and so have done with him ...
— The Philanderers • A.E.W. Mason

... and were very grave; for it seemed as if there was no hope. Then one said, "Send for Cincinnatus. He will ...
— Fifty Famous Stories Retold • James Baldwin

... to remove the stone splinter from his forehead, Thor sadly returned home to Thrud-vang, where Sif's loving efforts were equally unsuccessful. She therefore resolved to send for Groa (green-making), a sorceress, noted for her skill in medicine and for the efficacy of her spells and incantations. Groa immediately signified her readiness to render every service in her power to the god who had so often benefited her, and solemnly began to recite powerful ...
— Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas • H. A. Guerber

... cried, "I am delighted to see you, my boy. I've been a little out of sorts lately; but I would not let Johanna send for your father. He does very well to go dawdling after women, and playing with their pulses, but I don't want him dawdling after me. Tell me what you have to ...
— The Doctor's Dilemma • Hesba Stretton



Words linked to "Send for" :   muster, call in, recall, summon, mobilise, hail, mobilize, beep, tell, call back, summons, call up, cite, call, say, lift, order, rally, enjoin



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