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Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough—as most wrong theories are! - H. G. Wells, 1866 - 1946



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Testing ... Testing ... Several readers have asked for quotes by category, a prospect that has been intimidating due to the code challenges and the sheer scale of applying categories to enough quotes to make sense. I've made a start. At least enough that I dared to add it to the menu.

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