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- In short, he had weight, and might be expected to grapple with a disease and throw it; while Dr. Minchin might be better able to detect it lurking and to circumvent it.Book 2 — Old and Young (58% in)
- When the commonplace "We must all die" transforms itself suddenly into the acute consciousness "I must die—and soon," then death grapples us, and his fingers are cruel; afterwards, he may come to fold us in his arms as our mother did, and our last moment of dim earthly discerning may be like the first.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (96% in)
- She stopped in speechless agitation, not crying, but feeling as if she were being inwardly grappled.Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (67% in)
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