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"A telephone suddenly rang. One of the Russian soldiers answered it. Th...

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"A hero is paid in love, not gold," Sir Edward said. "I'd much rather ...

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A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist!" "Ho...

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"Do you have hope for the future? someone asked Robert Frost, toward the end. Yes, a...

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