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- "Did you put away your game?" my father asked Buckley, wondering why he persisted in avoiding the topic with the one person who approached it head-on.Chapter Five (36% in)
- "We are not taking disciplinary action at this time, but we will if you persist," Mr. Peterford was saying.Chapter Six (17% in)
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