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- "Walter, you never mean to tell me that you have allowed all this to go on without inquiry into Mr. Lydgate's prospects?" said Mrs. Bulstrode, opening her eyes with wider gravity at her brother, who was in his peevish warehouse humor.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (23% in)
- "Oh—it means—you must think what you mean," said Ben, rather peevishly.Book 3 — Waiting for Death (18% in)
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