- I don't say that it does, mind I want to know -

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park sang joon

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Korean
The narrator recalls his adolescence.
He revisited his best friend Steerforth's house.
Steerforth's cousin Rosa Dartle asked him about Steerforth.

'Don't it - I don't say that it does, mind I want to know - don't it rather engross him? Don't it make him, perhaps, a little more remiss than usual in his visits to his blindly-doting - eh?' With another quick glance at them, and such a glance at me as seemed to look into my innermost thoughts.
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know why it is ", mind I want to know," not ". Mind if I want to know?".
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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