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A Curious Beginning
by Deanna Raybourn


“We must presume the worst and hope for the best.” (p. 97)


“She moved quietly and calmly, and it was this very tranquility I found so appealing. I aspired to such sangfroid, but I had found it impossible to reconcile detachment with passionate fervor. One may be elegant or enthusiastic, but seldom both.” (p. 191)

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