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A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "And why wonder at that?" was the abrupt inquiry that made him start.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The crippling stones of the pavement, with their many little reservoirs of mud and water, had no footways, but broke off abruptly at the doors.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "What is the matter?" said the man who had caused Miss Pross to scream; speaking in a vexed, abrupt voice (though in a low tone), and in English.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There, as it had an abrupt turn in it, they came all at once in sight of three men, whose heads were bent down close together at the side of a door, and who were intently looking into the room to which the door belonged, through some chinks or holes in the wall.  (not reviewed by editor)

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