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- Hodge was a wide, benign man in white socks, with a face as orange as the bricks of his house and hands like rusty shovels.1 — The Watchdog (48% in)
- Turning suddenly, seeing that face—wide, white, benign, expressionless as a planet depopulated by fire and flood and war and plague—eyes like a bubonic rat's, the hat high, high on the forehead yet perfectly level, like a child's fedora placed, tres amusant, on the head of a fat, new corpse.18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (9% in)
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