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  • Hugh was her reason for living, promise of accomplishment in the future, shrine of adoration—and a diverting toy.
  • To her he was a superb, boyish, diverting creature; all the heroic qualities in a manly magnificent body.
  • So——That’s all of the biography of a living dead man, except the diverting last chapter, the lies about my having been ’a tower of strength and legal wisdom’ which some day a preacher will spin over my lean dry body."

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  • I tried to divert her attention.
  • A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.
    African Proverb

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