Though this sort of thing went on every other night or very near it still Stephen’s feelings got the better of him in a sense though he knew that Corley’s brandnew rigmarole on a par with the others was hardly deserving of much credence.
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he gave credence to the gossip
They had probably sanded her down, and as she looked closer, she saw nicks in the hull, lending credence to her theory.