To unpathed waters, undreamed shores, ’” Perelman murmured.
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“As I said, it’s impossible.” “It can’t be impossible,” Gladstone said, feeling like tearing her hair out. “Don’t yell at me !” “I’m not yelling. I’m emphasizing.” “Well, don’t emphasize at me ! You know how sensitive I am.”
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Burnt coffee — but burnt hardly did it justice: coffee that had been boiled and boiled far past any trace of appeal or dignity.
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“And how did you end up in this picturesque locale?” Pendergast waved a hand at the engineless RVs, the piles of outboard motors, the sand and swamp grass.
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“If you are accusing me of dissembling, I take exception.” “Well, maybe I ‘take exception’ to your interrupting my vacation. Oh, and blocking my sun, too.”
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“You have a suspicious and cynical nature. Ordinarily, I’d consider that an asset. But at the moment, I wonder if you’re simply using it as a smoke screen for malingering.”

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