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Quotation by Robert Benchley
The windows were then closed and the steam turned on. There was a sign up saying that no one could smoke, but you couldn't help it. You were lucky if you didn't burst into flames.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or David Copperfield, "On the Air," Henry Holt (1928).
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