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"Murder ... the most heinous kind of criminal homicide; also, an instance of this." (Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh, 2)

"It was a man. ... You do not suppose I would be so cowardly as to shoot a woman!" (Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh, 12)

"Dr. William C. Minor, surgeon-captain, U.S. Army, a forlornly proud figure from one of the oldest and best-regarded families of New England, was henceforward to be formally designated in Britain by Broadmoor File Number 742, and to be held in permanent custody as a 'certified criminal lunatic.'" (Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh, 21)

"There are many such critics, and with the book being such a large and immobile target there will no doubt be many more." (Chapter 2, The Man Who Taught Latin to Cattle, 27)

"I am a nobody. Treat me as a solar myth, or an echo, or...

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