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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • By-and-by, fatigue began to assert its claims; the children tried to pay attention, for it was dreadful to think of sitting down when time was grown to be so precious, moving, in some direction, in any direction, was at least progress and might bear fruit; but to sit down was to invite death and shorten its pursuit.  (not reviewed by editor)

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