By then Esthappen and Rahel had learned that the world had other ways of breaking men. They were already familiar with the smell. Sicksweet. Like old roses on a breeze.
("The God of Small Things")
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Lester B. Pearson
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
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