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  • But he was not for a single instant the dupe of her blundering alacrity; he knew that of what she promised she was competent to perform but an insignificant fraction, and the more she professed her willingness to serve him, the greater fool he thought her.

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  • She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.
  • She professes not to be worried.

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