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- But suddenly, a crash of sound jarred the room, almost as if a subterranean blast had struck the walls and made them tremble.1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (67% in)
- He felt as if he were trapped in a subterranean vault and the lock could never be broken again-and as if he were held on display in the sight of the whole city below, hoping that the lock would hold out for eternity.2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (64% in)
- He remembered where he had seen that gown before, he remembered the man facing him across a breakfast table in the Wayne-Falkland Hotel, he remembered that man coming, unannounced, to her office late on a Thanksgiving night-and the realization that he should have known it, came to him as two subterranean jolts of a single earthquake: it came with a feeling that screamed "No!" so savagely that the scream, not the sight, brought down every girder within him.2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (82% in)
- The root of that feeling was the moments when she had stopped in sudden astonishment in some dark subterranean corner and had heard the words half-stated in her mind: This is my railroad-as she looked at a vault vibrating to the sound of distant wheels; this is my life-as she felt the clot of tension, which was the stopped and the suspended within herself; this is my love-as she thought of the man who, perhaps, was somewhere in those tunnels.3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (31% in)
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