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Ransome

/ˈrænsəm/
noun
1.
Arthur. 1884–1967, English writer, best known for his books for children, including Swallows and Amazons (1930) and Great Northern? (1947)
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  • The first time it happened ransome and I were very much alarmed.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • The fever-devil had not laid his hand yet either on ransome or on me.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • The unfailing ransome lighted the binnaclelamps and glided, all shadowy, up to me.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • ransome lingered in the cabin as if he had something to do there, but hesitated about doing it.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • In my cautious progress I came against a man in whom I recognized ransome.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • But I stood up all the same to put on the coat when ransome brought it up.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • ransome flitted continually to and fro between the galley and the cabin.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • Are you sure Mrs. ransome's affairs will not suffer by your absence?

    The Hermit Of ------ Street Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
  • "It is four days since you mentioned Mrs. ransome's name," he said.

    The Hermit Of ------ Street Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
  • No, Mrs. ransome did not say good-by to her friends, that is, not to us.

    The Hermit Of ------ Street Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)

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