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- He had even devised a plan of starting off on a journey in this agreeable June weather; the headaches which he had constantly been alleging as a ground for stupidity and silence were a sufficient ostensible motive.6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (3% in)
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