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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He well knew the futility of trying to contend against witches, so he gave up discouraged.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A strange sadness rested upon her features, like icy tears upon the robe of December, as she pointed to the contending elements without, and bade me contemplate the two beings presented.  (not reviewed by editor)

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