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"With a sudden twisting movement she turns and sits, takes a sip of water--with water in her mouth she offers him the glass, he shakes his head--and switches off the light." James starts to yawn, and then "when he had finished yawning he smiled at her." To authenticate each of these actions we get an artillery of stick-on adverbs: Katherine "found herself lying there lightlessly"; her eyes "narrow nicely"; a man sits at his computer "purposefully mousing."