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- Tess could whistle like most other country-girls, though the accomplishment was one which she did not care to profess in genteel company.1 — The Maiden (75% in)
- When Tess had occupied herself about an hour the next morning in altering and improving the arrangements, according to her skilled ideas as the daughter of a professed poulterer, the door in the wall opened and a servant in white cap and apron entered.1 — The Maiden (73% in)
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