"A Tale of Two Cities"
by Charles Dickens

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     "Ten o'clock, sir," said the man at the tavern, whom he had charged to wake him--"ten o'clock, sir."

     "What's the matter?"

     "Ten o'clock, sir."

     "What do you mean? Ten o'clock at night?"

     "Yes, sir. Your honour told me to call you."

     "Oh! I remember. Very well, very well."


     After a few dull efforts to get to sleep again, which the man dexterously combated by stirring the fire continuously for five minutes, he got up, tossed his hat on, and walked out. He turned into the Temple, and, having revived himself by twice pacing the pavements of King's Bench-walk and Paper-buildings, turned into the Stryver chambers.

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