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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • At eight o’clock this midsummer evening, whilst the bristling ball of gold in the west still swept the tips of the ferns with its long, luxuriant rays, a soft brushing-by of garments might have been heard among them, and Bathsheba appeared in their midst, their soft, feathery arms caressing her up to her shoulders.

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  • a luxuriant green valley strewn with violet wildflowers
  • hunted nearly to extinction for their luxuriant fur

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