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Question 26:
A. The one thing in which Scott really excelled Stevenson was in the depiction of women. 
B. This extraordinary absence of sex-interest is a notable feature, and many have been the reasons assigned for it. 
C. There is perhaps some truth in this; for the presence of a girl might have ruined Treasure Island, as it ruined the Sea Wolf. 
D. The latter has given us no Diana Vernon or Jeannie Deans. For the most part, Stevenson ' s romances are Paradise before the creation of Eve. The snake is there, but not the woman. 
E. Her fuss and feathers bring in all sorts of bothersome problems to distract a novelist, bent on having a good time with pirates, murders, and hidden treasure. F. If he had not tried at all, we should be safe in saying that, like a small boy, he felt that girls were in the way, and he did not want them mussing up his games.   

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Question 27:
A. I do not believe there is a single large town in our country where the book is unknown, or where a reference to it fails to bring to the faces of intelligent people that glow of reminiscent delight aroused by the memory of happy hours passed in the world of imagination. 
B. It became one of the "best sellers"; unlike its companions, it has not vanished with the snows of yesteryear. At this moment it is being read and reread all over the United States. 
C. Unheralded by author ' s fame or by the blare of advertisement, it was at first unnoticed; but in about a twelvemonth everybody was talking about it. 
D. In the month of September, 1898, there appeared in America a novel with the attractive title, Bob, Son of Battle.    

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Question 28:
A. It is a permanent picture of a certain period of American history, and this picture is made complete, not so much by the striking portraits of individuals placed on the huge canvas, as by the vital unity of the whole composition. 
B. Children devour it, but they do not digest it. 
C. If one wishes to know what life on the Mississippi really was, to know and understand the peculiar social conditions of that highly exciting time, one has merely to read through this powerful narrative, and a definite, coherent, vivid impression remains. 
D. Huckleberry Finn, is really not a child ' s book at all.   

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Question 29:
A. The former is one of those books—of which The Pilgrim ' s Progress, Gulliver ' s Travels, and Robinson Crusoe are supreme examples—that are read at different periods of one ' s life from very different points of view; so that it is not easy to say when one enjoys them the most—before one understands their real significance or after. 
B. Yet it is impossible to outgrow the book. The eternal Boy is there, and one cannot appreciate the nature of boyhood properly until one has ceased to be a boy. 
C. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are prose epics of American life. 
D. Nearly all healthy boys enjoy reading Tom Sawyer, because the intrinsic interest of the story is so great, and the various adventures of the hero are portrayed with such gusto.   

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Question 30:
A. The speaker told us that we should all live longer than Methuselah; fifty years of Europe are better than a cycle of Cathay, and twenty years of modern American life are longer and richer in content than the old patriarch ' s thousand. 
B. Ours will be the true age in which to live, when more will happen in a day than in a year of the flat existence of our ancestors. 
C. When I was a child at the West Middle Grammar School of Hartford, on one memorable April day, Mark Twain addressed the graduating-class. 
D. I was thirteen years old, but I have found it impossible to forget what he said; the subject of his "remarks" was Methuselah; he informed us that Methuselah lived to the ripe old age of nine hundred and sixty-nine.  

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