Our Mutual Friend

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Our Mutual Friend was the fourteenth and last complete novel from Victorian author Charles Dickens, first published between 1864 and 1865.

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A boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames … as an autumn evening was closing in.

A boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames … as an autumn evening was closing in.

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No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can’t beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.

I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can’t beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.

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The train rattled among the house-tops, and among the ragged sides of houses torn down to make way for it, and over the swarming streets, and under the fruitful earth, until it shot across the river: bursting over the quiet surface like a bomb-shell, and gone again as if it had exploded in the rush of smoke and steam and glare.

Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend Quotations (Book 4, Chapter 11). The train rattled among the house-tops, and among the ragged sides of houses torn down to make way for it, and over the swarming streets, and under the fruitful earth, until it shot across the river: bursting over the quiet surface like a bomb-shell, and gone again as if it had exploded in the rush of smoke and steam and glare.

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A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.

A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.

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Resembling some petrified monster, frightful and gigantic, on its back with its legs in the air.

Resembling some petrified monster, frightful and gigantic, on its back with its legs in the air.

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These friends, like astronomical distances, are only to be spoken of in the very largest figures.

These friends, like astronomical distances, are only to be spoken of in the very largest figures.

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