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July 17: A little upset by the episode of the wouldbe assassin, I decided to go up to London for the day.

A big word that Mr. Wouldbe uses where Mr. Is uses the little word live.

Many criminals are acquitted who wouldbe convicted if the penalty were imprisonment.