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Whilst he lay there, the people came and inspected him on all sides, and read on his girdle: 'Seven at one stroke.
They must die -- die all together -- killed at one stroke by the thunder of men in default of God's.
He was silent a moment, looking grimly through his glasses; then he added: "The thing has one advantage--that it clears most people of suspicion at one stroke.