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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • You give away horses worth a thousand louis; you save the lives of ladies of high rank and beauty; under the name of Major Brack you run thoroughbreds ridden by tiny urchins not larger than marmots; then, when you have carried off the golden trophy of victory, instead of setting any value on it, you give it to the first handsome woman you think of!

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  • A feral hog, some hornets, and a prodigy led me through the woods so that I might stumble upon the first girl I ever kissed riding "TOC like he’s a thoroughbred next to the grave of an Austro-Hungarian Archduke.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • There would be burnished, stick-legged Thoroughbreds, their jockeys in billowing bright silks, careering past.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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