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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • The butcher and the porkman painted up, only the leanest scrags of meat; the baker, the coarsest of meagre loaves.
  • Fathers and mothers who had had their full share in the worst of the day, played gently with their meagre children; and lovers, with such a world around them and before them, loved and hoped.

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  • They danced for the rest of the half hour, stopping to swallow their meager lunches only while Signor Carlotti was changing the phonograph between songs.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Inside, along with the rest of our meager possessions, were the Tales.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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