"A Tale of Two Cities"
by Charles Dickens

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     "Now don't be angry at my asking all these questions; because I am a mere dull man of business, and you are a woman of business."

     "Dull?" Miss Pross inquired, with placidity.


     Rather wishing his modest adjective away, Mr. Lorry replied, "No, no, no. Surely not. To return to business:--Is it not remarkable that Doctor Manette, unquestionably innocent of any crime as we are all well assured he is, should never touch upon that question? I will not say with me, though he had business relations with me many years ago, and we are now intimate; I will say with the fair daughter to whom he is so devotedly attached, and who is so devotedly attached to him? Believe me, Miss Pross, I don't approach the topic with you, out of curiosity, but out of zealous interest."

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