‘It is but a few hours, sir,’ Clenham cheerfully urged upon him.
‘A few hours, sir,’ he returned in a sudden passion. ‘You talk very easily of hours, sir! How long do you suppose, sir, that an hour is to a man who is choking for want of air?’
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quote from Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit”
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