If he were disappointed in this expectation, then the money was to come to you: for then, and not till then, when both children were equal, would he recognise your prior claim upon his purse, who had none upon his heart, but had, from an infant, repulsed him with coldness and aversion.’
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Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front