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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
Below the round thing hung a square basket, with many ropes, and other things, fast to it.
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
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When the sailors are employed in shifting the sails, great care must be taken to avoid injury by the falling of any of the ropes.
I need fourteen wire ropes, all pulling in different directions, to hold me steady.
I have a big scheme on hand, and want to be on the field proper to pull the ropes and handle the ribbons.
Some years ago I injured the third and fourth fingers of both my hands with the ropes passing through them.
Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.

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