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“Then there's no point in our being logical, is there?" said Jonathan...
"What do you mean?" said Lewis and Mrs. Zimmerman at the same time.
"I mean," he said patiently, "that we're no good at that sort of game. Our game is wild swoops, sudden inexplicable discoveries, cloudy thinking. Knights' jumps instead of files of rooks plowing across the board. So we'd better play our way if we expect to win.”

John Bellairs, The House with a Clock in Its Walls
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, #1) The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
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