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September 23, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XI

September 23, 2020

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XI

The Jackal

THOSE were drinking days, and most men drank hard. So very great is the improvement Time has brought about in such habits, that a moderate statement of the quantity of wine and punch which one man would swallow in the course of a night, without any detriment to his reputation as a perfect gentleman, would seem, in these days, a ridiculous exaggeration.