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- While the latter expression was yet on his lips, he caught a glimpse of Hepzibah, who had involuntarily bent forward to the window; and then the smile changed from acrid and disagreeable to the sunniest complacency and benevolence.Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (11% in)
- But, rather than swallow this last too acrid ingredient, we reject the whole moral of the show.Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (35% in)
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