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Austin Dobson's Selections from Steele (Clarendon Press) prefaced by his careful "Life.
The spears were commencing to find his body in the first torturing pricks that prefaced the more serious thrusts.
It was prefaced by an adventure which came near terminating abruptly the sufferings of two of them--terminating them in the grim and horrible manner of the jungle, forever.
Joan had her own ointments along, and she prefaced their application by fomenting his swollen features with hot cloths.