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- Nothing had alarmed me quite so much since I had come to the Institute as the volatile dissonance of that exquisite soundlessness.Chapter 2.16 (60% in)
- On Sundays, Charleston, without the dissonance of commerce or traffic, had the serene regularity of a city so magical in its harmony, so purified of stridency or disorder, so certain of its virtues, that it seemed a city separated from its century by an incorruptible cleanliness of spirit and image, a perfect environment for recreation and quiet pleasure.Chapter 3.25 (4% in)
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