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The quarter to five has struck, and the play slackens for a minute before goal; but there is Crew, the artful dodger, driving the ball in behind our goal, on the island side, where our quarters are weakest.
A quarter past one now struck, and the bell began tolling for dinner; so they went into the hall and took their places, Tom at the very bottom of the second table, next to the prepostor (who sat at the end to keep order there), and East a few paces higher.
After declines in each of the two previous quarters, the number of sales rose to 684, compared with 511 during the first quarter of 1998, and 567 during the fourth quarter of 1997.
Overall, seasonally adjusted rates in all four quarters of 1996 were higher than those of 1995 and prior years.