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    “If I hit him, he’ll hit me too,” Anton Petrovich thought in a flash. He pulled off the glove with a final yank and threw it awkwardly at Berg. The glove slapped against the wall and dropped into the washstand pitcher.
    “Good shot,” said Berg.
    —Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)