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The Fountainhead
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  • Ellsworth TooheyŚwho wished, above all, to avoid a quarrel with Wynand at that timeŚcould not refrain from a feeling of resentment, because Wynand had not chosen him as a victim.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some were brusque, and the sharpness of their voices seemed to say that they needed good draftsmen, they always needed good draftsmen, but this qualification could not possibly apply to him, and would he please refrain from being rude enough to force them to express it more plainly.  (not reviewed by editor)

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