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- A boy born with a deficient power of apprehending signs and abstractions must suffer the penalty of his congenital deficiency, just as if he had been born with one leg shorter than the other.2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (34% in)
- An anatomist—even a mere physiognomist— would have seen that the deformity of Philip's spine was not a congenital hump, but the result of an accident in infancy; but you do not expect from Tom any acquaintance with such distinctions; to him, Philip was simply a humpback.2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The New Schoolfellow (24% in)
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