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- The houses stood like men in unpressed suits, who had lost the desire to stand straight: the cornices were like sagging shoulders, the crooked porch steps like torn hem lines, the broken windows like patches, mended with clapboard.1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (74% in)
- On the steps of the pedestal, under the statue of the austere, exultant figure, a ragged bum sat slumped in passive resignation, like a wing-plucked bird with no place to go, resting on any chance cornice.3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (**% in)
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