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intrigue
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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intrigue
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • …and red-faced old gentleman covered all over with orders and ribbons, and hissing into my ear, in a tragic whisper which must have been perfectly audible to everybody in the room, something like 'Sir Humpty Dumpty—you know—Afghan frontier—Russian intrigues: very successful man—wife killed by an elephant—quite inconsolable—wants to marry a beautiful American widow—everybody does nowadays—hates Mr. Gladstone—but very much interested in beetles: ask him what he thinks of Schouvaloff.'  (not reviewed by editor)

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