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who, being patient and wise and, above all, hungry, had dem deemed it best to let Marilla talk her wrath out unhindered, having learned by experience that she got through with whatever work was on hand much quicker if not delayed by untimely argument.

X15 I’ve been expecting something (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)queer(end superscript) for some time. You haven’t got into any scrape for over two months and I was sure another one was due.

Y15 Besides, he wasn’t an Italian – he was a German Jew.

Z15 The pedlar had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn’t wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other