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`One Hundred and Five, North Tower.'

Except the ones who have evidently been assigned to watch

With a weary sound that was not a sigh, nor a groan, he bent to work again, until the silence was again broken.

Except the ones who have evidently been assigned to watch

`You are not a shoemaker by trade?' said Mr. Lorry, looking steadfastly at him.

Except the ones who have evidently been assigned to watch

His haggard eyes turned to Defarge as if he would have transferred the question to him: but as no help came from that quarter, they turned back on the questioner when they had sought the ground.

`I am not a shoemaker by trade? No, I was not a shoe-maker by trade. I--I learn't it here. I taught myself. I asked leave to---'

He lapsed away, even for minutes, ringing those measured changes on his hands the whole time. His eyes came slowly back, at last, to the face from which they had wandered; when they rested on it, he started, and resumed, in the manner of a sleeper that moment awake, reverting to a subject of last night.

`I asked leave to teach myself, and I got it with much difficulty after a long while, and I have made shoes ever since.'

As he held out his hand for the shoe that had been taken from him, Mr. Lorry said, still looking steadfastly in his face:

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