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- Maggie rose from her seat as she threw out this illusory prospect, devoutly hoping that Apollyon was gullible; but her hope sank when the old gypsy-woman said, "Stop a bit, stop a bit, little lady; we'll take you home, all safe, when we've done supper; you shall ride home, like a lady."1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (78% in)
- And perhaps here was an opportunity indicated for making her mind more worthy of its highest service; perhaps the noblest, completest devoutness could hardly exist without some width of knowledge; must she always live in this resigned imprisonment?5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (5% in)
- "I have observed a tendency to predominance," she said, smiling; and Philip at that moment devoutly hoped that she found the tendency disagreeable.6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (54% in)
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