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- Strange mind of man! that, with our species upon the edge of extermination or appalling degradation, with no clear prospect before us but the chance of a horrible death, we could sit following the chance of this painted pasteboard, and playing the "joker" with vivid delight.2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (92% in)
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