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‘Poverty!’ screamed the mathematician. ‘Four hundred and fifty pounds!’
‘Grinding poverty — for married people.’
Micklethwaite burst into indignant eloquence, and Everard sat listening with the restrained smile on his lips.
Chapter 10 First Principles
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‘The wisest of your friends, I should say.’
‘An excellent fellow. He is forty, and the lady the same. An astonishing case of constancy.’
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