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- Tom never did the same sort of foolish things as Maggie, having a wonderful instinctive discernment of what would turn to his advantage or disadvantage; and so it happened, that though he was much more wilful and inflexible than Maggie, his mother hardly ever called him naughty.1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (55% in)
- Under these average boyish physiognomies that she seems to turn off by the gross, she conceals some of her most rigid, inflexible purposes, some of her most unmodifiable characters; and the dark-eyed, demonstrative, rebellious girl may after all turn out to be a passive being compared with this pink-and-white bit of masculinity with the indeterminate features.1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (10% in)
- "I can't believe in you any more," said Tom, gradually passing from the tremulous excitement of the first moment to cold inflexibility.7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (28% in)
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