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- Surely the time was gone forever when the broad river could bring up unwelcome ships; Russia was only the place where the linseed came from,—the more the better,—making grist for the great vertical millstones with their scythe-like arms, roaring and grinding and carefully sweeping as if an informing soul were in them.1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (23% in)
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