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1  Jurgis was like a boy, a boy from the country.
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2  He plays like one possessed by a demon, by a whole horde of demons.
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3  The sweat starts out on his forehead, and he bends over like a cyclist on the last lap of a race.
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4  So she watched them every hour of the day, and had learned to see like an owl at night to watch them then.
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5  It was all in one great room, like a circus amphitheater, with a gallery for visitors running over the center.
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6  This, too, like the color, was a thing elemental; it was a sound, a sound made up of ten thousand little sounds.
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7  He was the sort of man the bosses like to get hold of, the sort they make it a grievance they cannot get hold of.
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8  It was like some horrible crime committed in a dungeon, all unseen and unheeded, buried out of sight and of memory.
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9  It would be a strange thing if a man like him could not support the family, with the help of the board of Jonas and Marija.
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10  Teta Elzbieta is all in a flutter, like a hummingbird; her sisters, too, keep running up behind her, whispering, breathless.
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11  Your hands are slippery, and your knife is slippery, and you are toiling like mad, when somebody happens to speak to you, or you strike a bone.
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12  They stood there while the sun went down upon this scene, and the sky in the west turned blood-red, and the tops of the houses shone like fire.
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13  It was like the murmuring of the bees in the spring, the whisperings of the forest; it suggested endless activity, the rumblings of a world in motion.
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14  Jurgis was not able to figure, except it was a very simple sum, but Ona was like lightning at such things, and she worked out the problem for the family.
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15  The company takes up the choruses, and men and women cry out like all possessed; some leap to their feet and stamp upon the floor, lifting their glasses and pledging each other.
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16  First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
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17  All that a mere man could do, it seemed to Jurgis, was to take a thing like this as he found it, and do as he was told; to be given a place in it and a share in its wonderful activities was a blessing to be grateful for, as one was grateful for the sunshine and the rain.
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