CHAPTER XXV THE NEW ACQUAINTANCE DESCRIBED Idiosyncrasy and vicissitude had combined to stamp Sergeant Troy as an exceptional being.
He had not minded the peculiarities of his birth, the vicissitudes of his life, the meteor-like uncertainty of all that related to him, because these appertained to the hero of his story, without whom there would have been no story at all for him; and it seemed to be only in the nature of things that matters would right themselves at some proper date and wind up well.
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the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research
Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day’s hunting.