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- He and Dolly are sitting in deckchairs, and their motor is regarding them placidly from its garage across the lawn.Chapter 21 (89% in)
- When I saw all the others so placid, and Paul mad with terror in case I said the wrong thing, I felt for a moment that the whole Wilcox family was a fraud, just a wall of newspapers and motor-cars and golf-clubs, and that if it fell I should find nothing behind it but panic and emptiness.Chapter 4 (36% in)
- A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.Chapter 21 (93% in)
- "Why, Dolly!" said Margaret, placidly kissing her.Chapter 32 (5% in)
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