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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He reeled and fell partly upon Potter, flooding him with his blood, and in the same moment the clouds blotted out the dreadful spectacle and the two frightened boys went speeding away in the dark.
  • Arrived at the dreadful place, he wormed his small body through the crowd and saw the dismal spectacle.
  • But everybody was talking, and intent upon the grisly spectacle before them.
  • He kept drifting to the rear of the schoolhouse, again and again, to sear his eyeballs with the hateful spectacle there.
  • He found Joe Harper studying a Testament, and turned sadly away from the depressing spectacle.
  • But the pathos, the lesson, the moral of the great spectacle were lost upon the boy; he only thought of the conspicuousness of the principal character before the on-looking nations; his face lit with the thought, and he said to himself that he wished he could be that child, if it was a tame lion.
  • The spectacle took the general breath away.

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  • Marcus and his brother will enjoy such a spectacle.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But instead of listening to him I would have you day by day fix your eyes upon the greatness of Athens, until you become filled with the love of her; and when you are impressed by the spectacle of her glory, reflect that this empire has been acquired by men who knew their duty and had the courage to do it, who in the hour of conflict had the fear of dishonor always present to them, and who, if ever they failed in an enterprise, would not allow their virtues to be lost to their country,
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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