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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.
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One of the men seemed pretty bad, being hit in the head and in the body.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
Both of the orator's hands swung upward and outward, and he looked intently at the ceiling.
From above, through the ceiling, came the vibration of some machine at work, and the machine might have been the loom of time.
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Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
He could hit upon no plan, and he couldn't muster confidence to turn in.
The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.

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