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“A small number of European families … keep up their spirits under a species of exile, and maintain with vigorous earnestness the forms of friendly intercourse … partly due, no doubt, to the favorable natural characteristics of the country, to its delicious winter climate, … to its interesting historical associations.”
“The idea of an innocent boy establishing unconsciously an immense influence over the mind of a hunted felon … haunted Dickens’s imagination until he gathered round it a whole new world of characters and incidents.”