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R.D. Blackmore: Lorna Doone (unabridged)

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R. D. Blackmore: Lorna Doone (Unabridged)

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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Chapter 1: Elements of Education

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'Other customs, no less worthy…'

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Chapter 2: An Important Item

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The other little chaps pointed at me…

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By this time the question of fighting was gone…

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Then up to me came Robin Snell…

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Chapter 3: The War-Path of The Doones

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It is the manner of all good boys to be careless of apparel…

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Now, up to the end of Dulverton town…

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John Fry was bowing forward with sleep…

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We rode very carefully down our side…

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It touched me so to see that child…

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Chapter 4: A Very Rash Visit

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Fourteen cots my mother counted…

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'This matter must be seen to…'

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The square man with the long grey beard…

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Chapter 5: An Illegal Settlement

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And here let me, as a solid man…

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For not to mention the strength of the place…

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Chapter 6: Necessary Practice

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Now in the depth of the winter month…

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There was still some daylight here and there…

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Chapter 7: Hard it is to Climb

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But now, although my sister Annie…

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'Or if your loach should not be abroad…'

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I found it strongly over-woven…

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Therefore, seeing hard strife before me…

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Chapter 8: A Boy and a Girl

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Here was I, a yeoman's boy…

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'Come with me down the waterfall…'

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Presently one of the great rough men…

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Chapter 9: There is no Place Like Home

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How I clomb up…

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Nevertheless, I worked hard at the gun…

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But all this is beyond the children…

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Chapter 10: A Brave Rescue and a Rough Ride

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For a moment I could not help laughing…

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He looked at me with a dry little whistle…

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Something of this occurred to him…

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Chapter 11: Tom Deserves His Supper

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But before he was truly gone….

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Tom Faggus was a jovial soul…

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Chapter 12: A Man Justly Popular

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And in sooth it did seem, for a while…

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Now I feel that of those boyish days…

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Some folk, who had wiser attended to their own affairs…

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One old man who lived at Lynmouth…

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Chapter 13: Master Huckaback Comes in

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Now when I came in…

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I followed the track on the side of the hill…

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Yet here again I was disappointed…

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'He shall marry Ruth,' he said by-and-by…

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Chapter 14: A Motion Which Ends in a Mull

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Here mother fetched out her handkerchief…

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Chapter 15: Quo Warranto?

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Uncle Reuben made his very best scrape…

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I forget how we came out of it…

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To return now to my Uncle Ben…

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The chine of highland, whereon we stood…

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Chapter 16: Lorna Growing Formidable

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While I was forgetting much of many things…

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She knew me at once, from my manner…

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Chapter 17: John is Bewitched

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The spring being now too forward…

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Now this I have not told…

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Mother Melldrum had two houses…

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Chapter 18: Witchery Leads to Witchcraft

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Being so ashamed and bashful…

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Chapter 19: Another Dangerous Interview

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This was very pleasant to me…

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'It is nothing done by you, Master Ridd,' she answered…

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Chapter 20: Lorna Begins her Story

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'It does not happen many times that I give way…'

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'By your face, Master Ridd…'

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'Gwenny took me for an Angel…'

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Chapter 21: Lorna Ends Her Story

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'Upon hearing this I looked at him…'

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'Cousin, have no fear,' he said…

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'This minded me of my grandfather…'

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Chapter 22: A Long Spring Month

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Though young Squire Marwood was so thirsty…

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However, I am too easy, there is no doubt…

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So we were compelled to go down the field…

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Chapter 23: A Royal Invitation

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The next afternoon, when work was over…

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He touched me with the white thing…

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Now though my mother was so willing…

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Chapter 23: A Safe Pass for King's Messenger

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Now be that matter as you please…

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The only things that pleased me much…

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'Having no knowledge of these great men…'

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Chapter 25: A Great Man Attends to Business

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With this I was hasting away from him…

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I thanked him for his good advice…

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'John Ridd,' said the Lord Chief Justice…

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Chapter 26: John is Drained and Cast Aside

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Saying these words rather slowly…

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Here the Lord Justice gave me such a glare…

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Anyhow, it was a reason of much grief…

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Chapter 27: Home Again at Last

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But bless your heart, and my own as well…

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Chapter 28: John has Hope of Lorna

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While yet we dread for the coming event…

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Many birds came twittering round me…

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'Darling, do you love me?' was all that I could say…

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But recovering comfort quickly…

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Chapter 29: Reaping Leads to Revelling

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Then Parson Bowden read some verses…

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'Latt me dowun, or I can’t tell 'e,' John answered…

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Exmoor Harvest-Song

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Chapter 30: Annie Gets the Best of It

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At this I was so thunderstruck…

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'Can your love do a collop, John?'

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'She loves you with all her heart, John…'

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'Do you know how old she is, you numskull?'

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Chapter 31: John Fry's Errand

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Now many people may wish to know…

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But when I came home in the evening…

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'But though we were dashed to the ground…'

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John knew that the man who was riding…

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Of this horrible quagmire…

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Chapter 32: Feeding of the Pigs

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By this time, the harvest being done…

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Now let no one suppose for a minute…

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Sore trouble had I to keep close quarters…

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While I was wondering how my chance…

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Chapter 33: An Early Morning Call

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She made for awhile as if she dreamed…

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Chapter 34: Two Negatives Make an Affirmative

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'Oh, John, dear John, you won't tell her…'

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Now, while we sat on the garden bench…

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Chapter 35: Ruth is Not Like Lorna

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She turned, and by her side…

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After this, for another month…

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She looked at me in such a manner…

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Chapter 36: John Returns to Business

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'Things are changed since you were in town…'

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So for the present a breach was made…

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Chapter 37: A Very Desperate Venture

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But the cleverest of their devices…

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And then, like a giddy fool as I was…

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Warm with this idea, I hurried after…

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Meanwhile he had done me the kindest service…

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However, it was only Gwenny Carfax…

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Chapter 38: A Good Turn for Jeremy

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One day Squire Faggus had dropped in upon us…

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All by the hedge ran a little stream…

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At that I drew my breath again…

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'We shall see him better in there,' said Carver…

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Chapter 39: A Troubled State and a Foolish Joke

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Now - to reduce high figures of speech…

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'Thou art the staunchest of all staunch Tories,' cried Stickles…

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There is nothing England hates so much…

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We always liked John's stories…

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'Putt thee pot on the fire, old 'ooman…'

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Then a waving of hats began…

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Chapter 40: Two Fools Together

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However, no impatience of mine…

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Therefore, with great misgiving of myself…

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I could not look at him very nicely…

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Therefore it came to pass, that we saw fit…

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Chapter 41: Cold Comfort

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Darling Lorna wept again…

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After all was over, I strode across the moors…

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It struck me, as I lay in bed…

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Chapter 42: The Great Winter

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Further in, and close under the bank…

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This terrible weather kept Tom Faggus…

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She looked a little disappointed…

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All this our mother was to us…

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Chapter 43: Not Too Soon

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Taking nothing by this movement…

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Some creatures require a deal of food…

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'Come to this frozen window, John…'

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Chapter 44: Brought Home at Last

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'Oh, John, here is the most wonderful thing!'

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It was no time to linger now…

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Dear mother's hands were quick…

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Chapter 45: A Change Long Needed

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But to come back to Lorna again…

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And soon the dappled softening sky…

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Then the horses in the stables…

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Chapter 46: Squire Faggus Makes Some Lucky Hits

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It was now high time to work very hard…

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Being such a hand as he was…

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Against this I had not a word to say…

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'Come, come,' said Master Faggus…

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Chapter 47: Jeremy in Danger

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'Do you think it is worth five pounds now?'

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We said no more about the necklace…

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It appears that as he was riding…

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The three villains came after him…

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Chapter 48: Every Man Must Defend Himself

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Knowing how fiercely the floods…

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While she leaned there…

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'There you are again, John,' mother would reply…

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We sent all the women to bed quite early…

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Chapter 49: Maiden Sentinels Are Best

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The robbers rode into our yard…

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We gained six very good horses…

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Master Stickles's view of the matter…

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Chapter 50: A Merry Meeting and a Sad One

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As for Parson Bowden…

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Now one of the little ways in which Ruth…

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Now Ruth as yet had never heard a word…

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Uncle Reuben did not come home…

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'Do you remember how we danced that night?'

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Chapter 51: A Visit from the Counsellor

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'Now though I have quoted the poets…'

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'What fact do you mean, sir? Is it one that I ought to know?'

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This long speech was too much for her…

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Chapter 52: The Way to Make the Cream Rise

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'Hurt it!' cried the Counsellor…

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'John,' cried my mother, 'you are mad!'

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Jeremy Stickles laughed heartily…

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Chapter 53: Jeremy Finds Out Something

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'Watchett town was not to be seen…'

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'With many grimaces she assured me…'

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'My lady dwelled for six months more…'

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'What followed Benita knew not…'

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Chapter 54: Mutual Discomforture

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This he said in a way so dry…

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However, he had better hopes…

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The culverins were laid on bark…

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At last we heard the loud bang-bang…

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'Got the worst of it!' cried the boy…

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Chapter 55: Getting Into Chancery

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And perhaps he was punished justly…

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These two very worthy fellows…

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Lorna was in her favourite place…

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'Mistress Lorna,' I replied…

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Chapter 56: John Becomes Too Popular

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She drew herself up with an air of pride…

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Lizzie sat on a log of wood, and listened…

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And then, as her beauty grew richer and brighter…

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Now I only set down that to show…

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This, however, proved otherwise…

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Chapter 57: Lorna Knows Her Nurse

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As for their outlawry, great robberies…

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In this way the Squire got over us…

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Uncle Reuben was not at home…

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At last he moved his eyes from mine…

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Master Huckaback showed no especial signs…

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'But if there be, as there is in my case-'

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Chapter 58: Master Huckaback's Secret

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They say that, in the ancient times…

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The wizard thought, but could quote no one…

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'You were altogether wrong,' I answered.

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'You are wrong,' I replied…

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Then I took two more of the weightiest hammers…

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Chapter 59: Lorna Gone Away

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'It must be our Gwenny's father,' she cried…

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'The scoundrel must have lied to you,' I answered…

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However, after three days of this…

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Now this story is too well known…

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'Darling Lizzie, how good you are!'

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Chapter 60: Annie Luckier Than John

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Yet why should this wench dare to judge…

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'Would I sit in a chair that was not my own?'

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Being sped of my grumbling thus…

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Chapter 61: Therefore he Seeks Comfort

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She pulled up her sleeve in the simplest manner…

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I could not stay very long…

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Now, through the whole of that long walk…

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Chapter 62: The King Must Not be Prayed For

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Now when the service was over…

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Now riding sadly homewards, in the sunset…

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Nevertheless, in our part, things went on as usual…

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For the next fortnight we were daily troubled…

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In the courtyard I saw a little cart…

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Chapter 63: John is Worsted by the Women

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'Now, John, you must start the first thing in the morning,' she said…

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Considering that Lorna was gone…

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However, there would arise more chance…

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Chapter 64: Slaughter in the Marshes

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Now there is nothing like vanity…

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At last, when I almost despaired of escaping…

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I arose in haste, and there stood Winnie…

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Chapter 65: Falling Among Lambs

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'Well,' thought I, as I looked at Kickums…

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Thanking God for my deliverance…

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While this fight was going on….

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At the sound and sight of that bitter stroke…

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Chapter 66: Suitable Devotion

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Now this good Lord Churchill…

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Therefore I left her also…

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'Tell me nothing of the kind,' I replied…

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She entered modestly and shyly…

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Chapter 67: Lorna Still Is Lorna

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Although she spoke in this lightsome manner…

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'Go and get your letters, John,' said Lorna…

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This I said so humbly, and not with any bitterness…

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Chapter 68: John is John no Longer

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Lorna was greatly pleased with the goose…

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The other way in which I managed to help…

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Not to be too long over it…

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In the morning, these two men…

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'I have seen thee before, young man' he said…

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Chapter 69: Not to be Put Up With

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Beginning to be short of money…

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Lorna cried when I came away…

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Mistress Margery Badcock…

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By evil luck, this child began to squeal…

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Chapter 70: Compelled to Volunteer

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It may have been three of the afternoon…

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As he turned away in sorrow…

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We arranged that all our men should come…

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Now whether it were Uncle Ben…

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Chapter 71: A Long Account Settled

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'The signal, my lads,' I cried…

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Seeing how few there were of them…

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Chapter 72: The Counsellor and the Carver

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Now this was not as it ought to be…

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However, although I loved the poor child…

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'Oh, for God's sake, John…'

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Now Simon, having met these flowers…

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Chapter 73: How to Get Out of Chancery

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In the morning Lorna was ready to tell her story…

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Thereupon, our Lorna managed so to hold…

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Chapter 74: Blood Upon the Alter

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Dear mother arranged all the ins and outs…

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With my vicious horse at a furious speed…

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'Ensie, dear,' I said quite gently…

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Chapter 75: Give Away the Grandeur

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Tenfold, ay and a thousandfold…

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All this was a lesson to me.

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I was surprised to see Ruth excited…

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Little more have I to tell.

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Chapter 1: Elements of Education

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'Other customs, no less worthy…'

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Chapter 2: An Important Item

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The other little chaps pointed at me…

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By this time the question of fighting was gone…

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Then up to me came Robin Snell…

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Chapter 3: The War-Path of The Doones

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It is the manner of all good boys to be careless of apparel…

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Now, up to the end of Dulverton town…

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John Fry was bowing forward with sleep…

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We rode very carefully down our side…

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It touched me so to see that child…

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Chapter 4: A Very Rash Visit

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Fourteen cots my mother counted…

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'This matter must be seen to…'

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The square man with the long grey beard…

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Chapter 5: An Illegal Settlement

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And here let me, as a solid man…

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For not to mention the strength of the place…

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Chapter 6: Necessary Practice

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Now in the depth of the winter month…

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There was still some daylight here and there…

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Chapter 7: Hard it is to Climb

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But now, although my sister Annie…

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'Or if your loach should not be abroad…'

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I found it strongly over-woven…

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Therefore, seeing hard strife before me…

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Chapter 8: A Boy and a Girl

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Here was I, a yeoman's boy…

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'Come with me down the waterfall…'

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Presently one of the great rough men…

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Chapter 9: There is no Place Like Home

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How I clomb up…

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Nevertheless, I worked hard at the gun…

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But all this is beyond the children…

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Chapter 10: A Brave Rescue and a Rough Ride

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For a moment I could not help laughing…

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He looked at me with a dry little whistle…

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Something of this occurred to him…

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Chapter 11: Tom Deserves His Supper

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But before he was truly gone….

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Tom Faggus was a jovial soul…

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Chapter 12: A Man Justly Popular

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