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- However, hat and coat and overshoes were one by one removed, and hung up in a little space in an adjacent corner; when, arrayed in a decent suit, he quietly approached the pulpit.Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (22% in)
- Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (3% in)
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