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"Behind her was a car overloaded with a freight of humans and bundles. The bundles were wrapped in bed-sheets, newspapers and flour sacks. The humans were bundled in ragged overcoats and shawls. The bundles had served as beds and had lost all shape. Dust had engraved wrinkles on the dry, cracked skin of faces that had lost all expression." Part One, Chap. I, p. 19

"'Frankly,' said Victor, 'your attitude is slightly anti-social, Kira. You select a profession merely because you want it, without giving a thought to the fact that, as a woman, you would be much more useful to society in a more feminine capacity. And we all have our duty to society to consider.'" Part One, Chap. II, p. 42

"Every citizen over sixteen had to have a labor book and was ordered to carry it at all times. It had to be presented and stamped...

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