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- She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.Chapter 24 (52% in)
- She wondered if he did not understand the laboriousness of the smile with which she listened to Kennicott's account of the "good one he had on Carrie," that marital, coyly improper, ten-times-told tale of how she had forgotten to attend to Hugh because she was "all het up pounding the box"—which may be translated as "eagerly playing the piano."Chapter 23 (61% in)
- Go with you to the funeral," she said laboriously.Chapter 26 (94% in)
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