„Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.“

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Frances Hodgson Burnett1
romancière anglaise 1849 - 1924

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„Now these things never happened, but always are.“

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