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  • Once she did contrive to push him away, but the boy had the greater pleasure in getting upon her back again directly.
  • It had not been necessary, and the few occasions of its being possible for her to go to the Hall she had contrived to evade and escape from.
  • Captain Harville was no reader; but he had contrived excellent accommodations, and fashioned very pretty shelves, for a tolerable collection of well-bound volumes, the property of Captain Benwick.
  • Anne had a moment’s astonishment on the subject herself; but it was soon lost in the pleasanter feelings which sprang from the sight of all the ingenious contrivances and nice arrangements of Captain Harville, to turn the actual space to the best account, to supply the deficiencies of lodging-house furniture, and defend the windows and doors against the winter storms to be expected.

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