Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Charybdis” in chapter 1 of Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Sketches: An Army Nurse's True Account of her Experience during the Civil War.:

...nose off his respectable face. He referred me to the Governor at the State House, and I backed out, leaving him no doubt to regret that such mild maniacs were left at large. Here was a Scylla and Charybdis business: as if a President wasn't trying enough, without the Governor of Massachusetts and the Hub of the Hub on top of that. I never can do it, thought I. Tom will hoot at you if you don't...

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