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One fathom shell-money that fella dog," Van Horn countered, in his heart knowing that he would not sell Jerry for a hundred fathoms, or for any fabulous price from any black, but in his head offering so small a price over par as not to arouse suspicion among the blacks as to how highly he really valued the golden-coated son of Biddy and Terrence.
Then he followed up a feint, right and left, was fiercely countered, and felt his cheek laid open to the bone.
Dave countered, looking suspiciously at the stenographer.