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"They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did."
Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)

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< > "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticising any one, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (1925)

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"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
L. P. Hartley: The Go-Between (1953)

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"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
L. P. Hartley: The Go-Between (1953)

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“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.”
Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis (1915)

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“Call me Ishmael.”
Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (1851)

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“The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.”
Samuel Beckett: Murphy (1938)

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