Not knowing it was hard; knowing it was harder.
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Instead of ignoring her infirmity, pretending it was not there, he made it seem like something special and endearing. For the first time Pauline felt that her bad foot was an asset
You have pissed your last in this house . . . and I don't make velvet roses anymore.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
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