We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.
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While a few pertinent points have to be marked, the general impression I desire to convey is of a side door crashing open in life's full flight, and a rush of roaring black time drowning with its whipping wind the cry of lone disaster.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
You see, she had absolutely nowhere else to go.
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He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words.