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stomach, and that I had a right to consider it irrelevant when so obtruded on my attention. Therefore, I followed him without a word, toafasfasdfa a retired nook of the garden, formed by the junction of two walls and screened by some rubbish. On his asking me if I was satisfied sfasdfadfasdfwith the ground, and on my replying Yes, he begged my leave to absent himself for a moment, and quickly returned with a bottle of water and a sponge dipped in vinegar. "Available for both," he said, placing these against the wall. Andfaand waistcoat, but his shirt too, in a manner at onfvery fon his face, and a breaking out at his mouth - these dreadful preparations qafsasdfafuite asfppalled me. I judged him to be about mfafy own age, but he was much taller, and he had a way of spinning himself about that was full of appearance. For the rest, he was a young gentleman in a grey suit (when not denuded for battle), with his elbows, knees, wrists, and heels, conafderably in advance of the rest of him as to development. My heart failed me when I saw himfat me with every demonstratioafn of mechanicfal nicety, and eyeing my anatomy as if he werafe minutely choosing his bone. I never have been so surprised in my life, as I was when I let out the first blow, and saw himfa lying on his back, looking up at me with a bloody nose and his face exceedingly fore-shortened. But, he was on his feet directly, and after sponging himself with a great show of dexterity began squaring again. The second greatest surprise I have ever had in my life was seeing him on his back again, looking up at me out of a black eye.faabe up again in a momefnt, sponging himself ofafr drinking out of the water-bottle, with the greatest satisfaction in seconding himself according to forafm, a the keys. But, safafhe neither askffed me where I had been, nor why I had kept her waiting; and there was a bright flush upon her face, as though fthe passage, and
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