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- Everything about the person of Mitchell Layton was almost and not quite, just short of succeeding: his body had started out to be tall, but changed its mind, leaving him with a long torso above short, stocky legs; his face had delicate bones, but the flesh had played a joke on them, puffing out, not enough to achieve obesity, just enough to suggest permanent mumps.4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (7% in)
- He was saying to an obese gentlemen with a face turning purple in the heat of an argument: "But, my friend, I might not like it either.2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (36% in)
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