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  • Each time the fall of a city like Naples, Rome or Florence seemed imminent, Major — de Coverley would pack his musette bag, commandeer an airplane and a pilot, and have himself flown away, accomplishing all this without uttering a word, by the sheer force of his solemn, domineering visage and the peremptory gestures of his wrinkled finger.
  • 13 MAJOR — DE COVERLEY Moving the bomb line did not fool the Germans, but it did fool Major — de Coverley, who packed his musette bag, commandeered an airplane and, under the impression that Florence too had been captured by the Allies, had himself flown to that city to rent two apartments for the officers and the enlisted men in the squadron to use on rest leaves.
  • Certainly, I’d like to be up in Florence, too, where I could keep in closer touch with ex-P.
  • But Florence is still a bit too near the actual fighting to suit me.

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  • Florence attracts millions of tourists each year.
  • The scene is laid in Florence.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View

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