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- Hanging diligently over her sewing, Maggie was a sight any one might have been pleased to look at.4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (93% in)
- Tom was hanging over his Latin grammar, moving his lips inaudibly like a strict but impatient Catholic repeating his tale of paternosters; and Philip, at the other end of the room, was busy with two volumes, with a look of contented diligence that excited Maggie's curiosity; he did not look at all as if he were learning a lesson.2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (40% in)
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