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  • I have lost the involuntary twitching of the muscle, and all the fainting feelings, etc—black spots before eyes, etc.

  • Next followed a recitation of the penalties imposed upon, and accepted by, the citizens (closing of the gates, etc).

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • I have failed to mention the fact the enemy pursued me as far as Middleburg, without accomplishing anything, etc….

    Mosby's War Reminiscences John Singleton Mosby
  • "The existence of slavery among us, though not at all to be objected to our Southern brethren as a fault," etc?

  • Teacher had been telling us that we ought to be little missionaries, etc, and I thought this was a likely case to experiment on.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
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