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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The instinctive act of humankind was to stand and listen, and learn how the trees on the right and the trees on the left wailed or chaunted to each other in the regular antiphonies of a cathedral choir; how hedges and other shapes to leeward then caught the note, lowering it to the tenderest sob; and how the hurrying gust then plunged into the south, to be heard no more.

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  • The leeward side of the island gets little rain.
  • they were sailing leeward

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