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  • Accordingly, when the Saturday night came, and we were all waiting in the warehouse to be paid, and Tipp the carman, who always took precedence, went in first to draw his money, I shook Mick Walker by the hand; asked him, when it came to his turn to be paid, to say to Mr. Quinion that I had gone to move my box to Tipp’s; and, bidding a last good night to Mealy Potatoes, ran away.

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  • Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
    Ayn Rand
  • However, a sick mother took precedence even over my scientific needs — though I am still at a loss to understand how Mike knew his mother was ill.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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