Fighting the air, Volume 1

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Page 190 - He knew that as one swallow does not make a summer, neither does one critic's opinion make the public verdict, and had always taken his chastisements goodhumouredly if not willingly.
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Page 192 - ... able to tell the tale of his wrongs. The servant returned in a few minutes, bringing with him, for the Doctor's inspection, the portion of Peter's leg which had been sawed off, and an angry message from the veteran, to the effect that, if there was justice to be had in England, he would have it, or he would know the reason why. The story spread like wildfire through the school, and the moment breakfast was over the scholars rushed in a body down to the lodge, to get a glimpse of their enemy deprived...
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