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    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    white-hot calm
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    Well, the thing came to a climax.
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    You've been moping around here looking a cross between Saint Cecilia and Little Eva long enough.
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    Any man who can look handsome in a dirty baseball suit is an Adonis
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    In the old days, before the gentry of the ring had learned the wisdom of investing their winnings in solids instead of liquids, this used to be a favorite conundrum: When is a prize-fighter not a prize-fighter?

    Chorus: When he is tending bar.
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    you will find the season's games handled in masterly fashion by a six-best-seller artist, an expert mathematician, and an original-slang humorist
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    She was past mistress in the art of parrying insults and banter, but she had no reply ready for Louie's boyish air of deference. It angered her for some unreasonable woman-reason.
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    Girls whose minds were bounded on the north by the nickel theatres; on the east by "I sez to him"; on the south by the gorgeous shop windows; and on the west by "He sez t' me."
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    The God of the Jobless was with him.
    Sergey Shidohas quoted8 years ago
    the tail of his name had been amputated
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