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Barbara Pym

“Mr Boultbee seems to have done us a good turn," said Nicholas. "I gather his sermons were not much liked."

No; we got very tired of Africa and I didn't feel that what he told us rang quite true. He said that one African chief had had a thousand wives. I found that a little difficult to believe."

Well, we know what men are," said Jane casually, surprised that Miss Dogget, with her insistence on men only wanting one thing, should have found this difficult to believe.”

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