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From The Lost Phoebe
by Theodore Dreiser
The Original Text for
An Exercise in Punctuation

All sorts of other broken-down furniture were about this place; an antiquated 

clothes-horse, cracked in two of its ribs; a broken mirror in an old cherry frame,

which had fallen from a nail and cracked itself three days before their youngest 

son, Jerry, died; an extension hat-rack, which once had had porcelain knobs on 

the ends of its pegs; and a sewing machine, long since outdone in its clumsy 

mechanism by rivals of a newer generation.