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  • For all the birds and dainty butterflies and sober bees there is free abundance, and every puff of wind scatters the surplusage with spendthrift profusion.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • A puff of wind was heeling the boat over till the deck was awash, and he, one hand on tiller and the other on main-sheet, was luffing slightly, at the same time peering ahead to make out the near-lying north shore.

    Chapter 20

  • Frankie had not heard the front door open or close, had felt no puff of wind or balloon of rain-scented air come into the room.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

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