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- In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother's side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,—a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (24% in)
- It was rather hard on Maggie that Tom always absconded without letting her into the secret, but the weaker sex are acknowledged to be serious impedimenta in cases of flight.1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (25% in)
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