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- The Ford Garage and the Buick Garage, competent one-story brick and cement buildings opposite each other.Chapter 4 (24% in)
- A classmate named Stewart Snyder, a competent bulky young man in a gray flannel shirt, a rusty black bow tie, and the green-and-purple class cap, grumbled to her as they walked behind the others in the muck of the South St. Paul stockyards, "These college chumps make me tired.Chapter 1 (35% in)
- Will had been lordly—stalwart, jolly, impressively competent in making camp, tender and understanding through the hours when they had lain side by side in a tent pitched among pines high up on a lonely mountain spur.Chapter 3 (22% in)
- Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.Chapter 7 (31% in)
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