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And why, pray? I ask.
Because uncle Philip and Charlotte are talking secrets there; and nobody is to disturb them nobody!
Upon my word, wasnt this too monstrous? Am I Sir Pandarus of Troy become? Am I going to allow a penniless young man to steal away the heart of a young girl who has not twopence half-penny to her fortune? Shall I, I say, lend myself to this most unjustifiable intrigue?
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