I'm reading the thousand-page book, and I can't believe I've committed to such monumental reading. However, each chapter runs only six or seven or eight pages and is a full story. The adorable hero bungles on a grand scale, shows no fear, demonstrates enviable fortitude. The book is at my bedside, I've barely reached the hundredth page, but I'm glad I have nine-hundred pages left. Bedtime is sweet these days.
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