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- I had learned, too, the very remarkable fact, that the stem of the Usher race, all time-honored as it was, had put forth, at no period, any enduring branch; in other words, that the entire family lay in the direct line of descent, and had always, with very trifling and very temporary variation, so lain.3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (10% in)
- I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased.5 — The Tell-Tale Heart (90% in)
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