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The Fountainhead
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  • Johnny Stokes was a bright kid with dimples and golden curls; people always turned to look at Johnny Stokes.
  • ELLSWORTH MONKTON TOOHEY was seven years old when he turned the hose upon Johnny Stokes, as Johnny was passing by the Toohey lawn, dressed in his best Sunday suit.
  • Johnny Stokes was a bright kid with dimples and golden curls; people always turned to look at Johnny Stokes.
  • The punishment would have come from Johnny if Mrs. Stokes had not seized her boy and held him.
  • Mr. Toohey insisted on paying Mrs. Stokes for Johnny's suit.
  • Mrs. Toohey let him do it, sullenly; she did not like Mrs. Stokes.
  • Johnny Stokes lives in a rented flat.
  • But it threw suspicion on the grades of Johnny Stokes, Pat Noonan, and all the best pupils of the class, except Ellsworth Toohey.
  • He was not like Johnny Stokes, who never listened in class, seldom opened a book at home, yet knew everything almost before the teacher had explained it.
  • He would march right up to the strongest boys, in the middle of the street, and state, not yell, in a clear voice that carried for blocks, state without anger—no one had ever seen Ellsworth Toohey angry—"Johnny Stokes's got a patch on his ass.

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  • The commandant makes a speech about virtue and family and the emblematic fire that Schulpforta boys carry everywhere they go, a bowl of pure flame to stoke the nation's hearths, fuhrer this and fuhrer that, his words crashing into Werner's ears in a familiar battery, one of the most daring boys muttering afterward, "Oh, I've got a hot bowl of something in my core."
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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