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- In four years, a plan conceived, not by the cold calculations of the mind, but by the pure love of the heart, was brought to an end in the sordid mess of policemen, lawyers and bankruptcy proceedings.1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (72% in)
- It is regrettable, but possible, that your high intentions may lead people to suspect things which .... well, which I'm sure you know to be of a sordid and scandalous nature.2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (55% in)
- But there was another, uglier dread: the sordid shape of self-sacrifice, the suspicion, not to be uttered about him, that he wished to remove himself from her path and let its emptiness force her back to the man who was his best-loved friend.3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (33% in)
- He remembered her hammering derision of his work, his mills, his Metal, his success, he remembered her desire to see him drunk, just once, her attempts to push him into infidelity, her pleasure at the thought that he had fallen to the level of some sordid romance, her terror on discovering that that romance had been an attainment, not a degradation.3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (33% in)
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