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Of course they'll sleep, but make them sleep on the halyards and sheets.
And a hermit's got to sleep on the hardest place he can find, and put sackcloth and ashes on his head, and stand out in the rain, and --"
He slept so long and so soundly, that Mr Dennis began to think he might sleep on until the turnkey visited them.