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Definitionto continue — often despite difficulty
- "And what other time?" persisted the child.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (57% in)
- So Pearl—the elf child—the demon offspring, as some people up to that epoch persisted in considering her—became the richest heiress of her day in the New World.Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (49% in)
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