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"Having cried his fill, he played for awhile with a beetle nervously moving its feelers, and then had quite a time crushing it beneath a stone as he tried to repeat the initial, juicy crunch."
Chap. 1, p. 22

"Luzhin senior, the Luzhin who wrote books, often thought of how his son would turn out."
Chap. 2, p. 25

"Combinations like melodies. You know, I can simply hear the moves."
Chap. 3, p. 43

"As the game proceeded, her pieces would conglomerate in an unseemly jumble, out of which there would suddenly dash an exposed helpless king."
Chap. 4, p. 55

"All the games in the old magazine were studied, all the problems solved, and he was forced to play with himself, but this ended inevitably in an exchange of all the pieces and a dull draw."
Chap. 4, p. 59

"His son's gift had developed in full only after the war when the Wunderkind turned into the...

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