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So the palmer was persuaded; and Robin put on the old man's hat, which stood full high in the crown; and his cloak, patched with black and blue and red, like Joseph's coat of many colors in its old age; and his breeches, which had been sewed over with so many patterns that the original was scarce discernible; and his tattered hose; and his shoes, cobbled above and below.
He often scolded her for nothing, quite habitually terminating his tirades by cruelly beating her, until her little body was black and blue.
Aouda had escaped unharmed, and Fix alone bore marks of the fray in his black and blue bruise.

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