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‘Fancied’ here has the meaning ‘was inclined to believe’ or ‘thought it a possibility’. ‘One’ is effectively being used as a pronoun, meaning ‘I’. General MacArthur is talking to, and about, himself in a superficially formal and depersonalising way. ‘Queerly’ just means ‘oddly’. The dash indicates a brief hiatus in the speech or thought. So the whole ‘ One ...

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