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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Thus, Monsieur Defarge, in a stern voice, to Mr. Lorry, as they began ascending the stairs.
  • Mr. Lorry’s spirits grew heavier and heavier, as he and his two companions ascended higher and higher.
  • There was yet an upper staircase, of a steeper inclination and of contracted dimensions, to be ascended, before the garret story was reached.
  • I leaving my work on the road, the sun going to bed, the carriage of the Marquis slowly ascending the hill, he hanging by the chain—like this.
  • When he came back, he ascended the old staircase alone, having asked no question of the servant; going thus into the Doctor’s rooms, he was stopped by a low sound of knocking.
  • When they had ascended forty steps (the prisoner of half an hour already counted them), the gaoler opened a low black door, and they passed into a solitary cell.
  • I was conducted to this chamber straight, the cries growing louder as we ascended the stairs, and I found a patient in a high fever of the brain, lying on a bed.
  • They passed through the intervening streets as quickly as they might, ascended the staircase of the new domicile, were admitted by Jerry, and found Lucie weeping, alone.

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  • We saw the rocket ascend.
  • The path ascended to the top of the hill

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