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- In the presence of the slight dark reticence of Paul Riesling, he was awkward, he desired to be quiet and firm and deft.Chapter 5 (49% in)
- I think we're about on time," said the porter, folding towels and deftly tossing them up on the rack above the washbowls.Chapter 10 (88% in)
- They did not gossip; they shuffled the thick greasy cards with a deft ferocity menacing to the "sports;" and Joe Paradise, king of guides, was sarcastic to loiterers who halted the game even to scratch.Chapter 11 (59% in)
- She slid the length of the room; her tender shoulders swayed; her feet were deft as a weaver's shuttle; she laughed, and enticed Babbitt to dance with her.Chapter 18 (41% in)
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