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- But Lucy would hear of no pretext for her remaining away in the evenings; she must always come from aunt Glegg's before dinner,—"else what shall I have of you?" said Lucy, with a tearful pout that could not be resisted.6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (2% in)
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