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  • It was near sunset at Castle Caladan on the day of Paul’s ordeal.
  • There had been another ordeal once — so many years ago.
  • Paul wet his lips with his tongue, thinking back to the day a week ago and the ordeal with the Reverend Mother.
  • The sense of terrible purpose he’d first experienced in his ordeal with the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam pervaded him.
  • Jessica, feeling the ceremony close around her with a current that swept her beyond all turning back, glanced once at Paul’s question filled face, then prepared herself for the ordeal.
  • At the school there had been rumors that some did not survive the Reverend Mother ordeal, that the drug took them.
  • She . " Paul hesitated, found that he couldn’t tell Hawat about the ordeal.

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  • She survived a 14-day ordeal stranded at sea.
  • He couldn’t understand why Aunt Queen would let him go through this ordeal, especially on his birthday.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire

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