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"He reminded himself with some bitterness that he stood, an unheralded stranger, before a solidly compact body of things and people in which he had not yet made any impression. It was the same old story: he payed at expecting a ready capitulation if the whole - gods and men - and, at the same time, was to well aware of the laborious process that was his sole means of entry and fellowship." May 31, 2019 05:02AM

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