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Page 214 - His wife knelt down beside him and he put his arm about her and held her close to him.
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Page 379 - I have lost the most precious thing in the world to me — that infinitely precious thing — the thing without which I cannot go on living — without which I do not care to live.
Page 316 - I'm going to see as much of you as I can while I'm here — for your sake as well as my own.