The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it - the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.
("East of Eden")
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The clouds appeared and went away, and in a while they did not try anymore.
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