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In lighthearted countries, people joked about this phenomenon, but such serious, practical countries as England, America, and Germany were deeply concerned.
"As for difficulties," replied Ferguson, in a serious tone, "they were made to be overcome."
The distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years are over one-half of our earth will have paid a visit to the moon.
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
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Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
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