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  • ’Josiah Bounderby of Coketown is not to be plundered and nobody suspected.
  • A plunderer!
  • Had he any prescience of the day, five years to come, when Josiah Bounderby of Coketown was to die of a fit in the Coketown street, and this same precious will was to begin its long career of quibble, plunder, false pretences, vile example, little service and much law?
  • I tell you that the hour is come, when we must rally round one another as One united power, and crumble into dust the oppressors that too long have battened upon the plunder of our families, upon the sweat of our brows, upon the labour of our hands, upon the strength of our sinews, upon the Godcreated glorious rights of Humanity, and upon the holy and eternal privileges of Brotherhood!’

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  • The conquerors plundered the town and surrounding countryside.
  • The pirates plundered small towns on that part of the coast.

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