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Quotation by Humphrey Ward, Mrs.
The first law of story-telling.... Every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it.
Humphrey, Mrs. Ward (1851–1920), British novelist. Dr. Baker, in Robert Elsmere, bk. 1, ch. 3 (1888).
Full name is Mary Augusta Ward.
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