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- To my surprise the question provoked a burst of anger from the salesman.Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (60% in)
- His nostrils seemed to dilate with a purely animal lust for the chase, and his mind was so absolutely concentrated upon the matter before him that a question or remark fell unheeded upon his ears, or, at the most, only provoked a quick, impatient snarl in reply.Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (63% in)
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