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  • But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear.
  • Then I wanted to arrange some contrivance to break open the doors of bronze under the White Sphinx.
  • My first was to secure some safe place of refuge, and to make myself such arms of metal or stone as I could contrive.
  • ’Now as I stood and examined it, finding a pleasure in the mere touch of the contrivance, the thing I had expected happened.
  • If we could get through it to the bare hill-side, there, as it seemed to me, was an altogether safer resting-place; I thought that with my matches and my camphor I could contrive to keep my path illuminated through the woods.

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