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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Why," replied he, "I think it just possible Dantes may have been detected with some trifling article on board ship considered here as contraband."
  • He had scarcely been a week at Leghorn before the hold of his vessel was filled with printed muslins, contraband cottons, English powder, and tobacco on which the excise had forgotten to put its mark.
  • In the meantime, my dear Lucien, here are cigars—contraband, of course—try them, and persuade the minister to sell us such instead of poisoning us with cabbage leaves.

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