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- He had found more words than usual in the first jet of his anger, but Mr. Brooke's propitiation was more clogging to his tongue than Mr. Cadwallader's caustic hint.Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (88% in)
- Lydgate would say that was not worth knowing," said Mr. Ned, purposely caustic.Book 3 — Waiting for Death (48% in)
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