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- Baxter had been open at least eight hours by this time, for it was nearly five o'clock; and if people are to quarrel often, it follows as a corollary that their quarrels cannot be protracted beyond certain limits.1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (98% in)
- The drilling-lessons were always protracted by episodes of warlike narrative, much more interesting to Tom than Philip's stories out of the Iliad; for there were no cannon in the Iliad, and besides, Tom had felt some disgust on learning that Hector and Achilles might possibly never have existed.2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (51% in)
- He could not refuse to see that the costs of this protracted suit would take more than he possessed to pay them; but he appeared to himself to be full of expedients by which he could ward off any results but such as were tolerable, and could avoid the appearance of breaking down in the world.3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (4% in)
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