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Algona, Iowa
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OF'THE (Copyright, 1S05, l>y American Press Associ* tion.] 4 , The most effective step Would be a change of quarters. He was not likely to spend another night in the old stone house. What was done, therefore, to checkmate him must be done quickly. It is well known that the safest hiding place for a criminal whom the officers of tho law want is in the heart of tho great city of New York. It Was bard to understand why this strange couple had loft so secure a concealment and taken up their residence Where their chances of detection were increased tenfold. But, for that matter, everything thus far was hard to understand. Tho con ceded fact, as I saw it, which confronted mo was what next would bo clone bj them. They worn under my eye now, and if I lot "them slip I would not bt likely to get on thoir track again. I was glad to find on reaching m home that ail tho folks had retired, let myself in with tho night key wit w-)m'h I had been furnished and went to my room without being seen by any one. This wan fortunate, for my cloth- iua, had lost much of the neatness which marked it at first and was in need of attention. Tho farmers breakfast early, and finding that Mr. Bridges intended to drive into town I rodo with him, reaching tho Htatioti in timo to catch the early trains had I wished, but my purpose was not to leave unless tho Howards did so. I waited most of the forenoon, but saw nothing of them. Guarded "inquiries gave mo no information of tho two men of tho night he- fore. Had I chosen I might havo killed that one at tho window, but was relieved to know that such was not the case. He must havo been hit piotty hard, but HQt sufficiently so to endanger his life. If there had been any feeling of conceit in my mind—and I protest there was little, if any—it was pretty well removed by what followed by my loitering about tho railway station. My intention was, if either Howard or his wife boarded any train, to do tho samo and shadow them wherever they went, but 1 made an inexcusably stupid failure to carry out my purpose. I scanned every train that went toward New York and of course kept an eyo on r.hose going in the opposite direction. This was somewhat perfunctory, for I did not suspect that either of the couple would proceed southward. A Philadelphia train drew up at the •station, and from my coign of advantage I watched tho passengers as they disembarked and others got on. The stop, was brief, and just as it began moving again Darius Howard made a rush from somewhere and swung upon ono of tho platforms, being helped by • the waiting brakeman. I made a dash to do the samo thing, but had farther to go, and tho brakeman blocked my way. "Too late," ha called. "There'll be another along in half an hour." There was no help for it. If Howard saw me, and in all probability be did, he must havo read my purpose, and therefore wo aid be on his guard against me unless I effected a complete change in my appearance. Mr. Bridgeii lias returned home alone, and for the" timo 1 was perplexed as to what to do. It was useless to try to follow the i.-mn who had gone southward, for there \v;« no saying what his destination NVii^. Ho might havo started on a -journey of 20 or 1,000 miles. I have referred to a game of blutt which I had in mind. Hitherto I had been working at long range, as may bo said. Now I decided upon a bold step, which insured success or failure. From tho railway station I walked to my dwelling place, reaching there just in tirno for dinner. I spent a couplo of hours in my room, and then, telling my friends that I might not return until late, once moro set out for tho old stone building whero lived Isaiah Bridges, the brother of my host. Of necessity I was attired as on' tho night before, but my ornamental cano was left behind, and every chamber in my revolver bad its charge. It was a cool, brisk autumn afternoon, and tho KCII was Binning. Any off or* at secrecy would havo been idle, and I •walked with a confident stop up the long lane, which had been tho scene of more than one stirring occurrence within thin preceding 34 hours. Without hesitation I stepped upon the broad porch and sounded out a ringing knock with tho old fashioned contrivance which must have penetrated to every recess of tho building. Tho summons was answered by Mrs. Bridges, a sedate old lady, who wonder- iugly surveyed ,m,R. through her spectacles and waited for the announcement ol nay business. '"Good'afternoon, Mrs. Bridges, lam an officer of-tlje law, but don't be alarmed," I added, noting her slight start. "Something occurred hero last night. Burglars I believo tried to effect an entrance, and a pistol shot was fired," husband been at home, so t took cafe to call whtfi he was absent, looking after farm duties. . 'Cou'.tlu'tyou stop when Mr. Bridges is homii?" she asked, sinking into a focking chair and surveying me with distrust. "When Will he be in?" "I can call him. If 1 don't, ho Will not bo home until sundown." "That is hardly necessary. May I ask Whether you saw any of the burglars?' "Mercy, no! I didn't dare look out of the winder. My husband shot at one ot them, Who pretended he was a friend.' "Did he kill him?" "I'm afeard not, for. we haven't found his body." ,., , "What a pity! He will not be likely to show himself around here again. " "No, indeed. The gun in the kitchen is loaded, and We're ready for him." "That's right. Don't let him catch you unawares. Did they attempt to enter by way of the door?" "No; they must have dumb one of tho trees and tried to git into the back winder. They had a quartet among themselves, and one of 'em fired off n gun or pistol, and then my husband, he fired, too, and tho man groaned and jumped up in the air. So he must have been hit purty hard." "Undoubtedly. I will take a look at the room and window, please. You know it is necessary that I should secure all the information I can." "Mercy, I fan't allow you to do that!'' CHAPTER XVI. Tho 'good old lady was horrified at my suggestion, but I forced matters. "You know the punishment for obstructing an officer of tho law in his duty?" I added in my most impressive manner. "No," she replied faintly. 'What is it?" "Well, it is not hanging," I answered, with a smile, "but n heavy fine or imprisonment. I have my suspicion who those burglars were, and by examining the marks they have loft may be able to tt pwoftge and minute e*|minati6& rf the interior and outside. Nothing was to to noted, and I knew snob would be the fact the moment I crossed the threshold, for although this was a teat toom it waa not the one which the East Indians had attempted to enter. That was to the left and could be reached only by passing out again into the hall. Still it served my purpose not to let her know for the moment that I saw the clever trick she had played on me. I pressed my examination, and then, with tho WindoW raised and my head partly out, 1 ttiriied quickly toward bet: "Is this the Window Which the but- glaf tried to enter?" "Well, that is— didn't 1 tell you I didn't see any of 'em?" I repressed the smile that trigged at my mouth. Here was ah old lady so conscientious that she Would not tell a falsehood to save hef life, yet neither would she bettay those whom she believed it hef duty to protect. Instead of answer^ ing me she parried my question "Come, here one moment,' kindly. , ^^ She obeyed timidly and stood at my band not myself date put foot inside of "Nevertheless I shall do so, find you must not try to stop rae." I took two steps forward and grasped the handle of the door. 1 expected to have it locked in my face, but it Was not, and shoving it vigorously inward 1 stepped across the threshold and almost stumbled over Mts. Darius C. Howard, who calmly confronted me with the icy question: "Well, sit, What do yoti Wattt?" Tho CHAPtM room which I had entered Was I said side. I drew back my head, leaving the one of those btoad* old fashioned apart tnents such as itiay be fouiid in almost tmy large dwelling built 40 of 50 years ago. It Was plainly carpeted, Without any pictures ott the Walls, With a stove at one side, a ntimbet of chairs and a long flat table, which stood between the two Windows, beyond Which, had not tho shades been lowered, 1 Would have seen some of the trees in the rear of tho yard. On this table Were a number of Ves sels, mostly of glass, a retort, seera sho sash raised, and replaced my derby, "Now, it doesn't look reasonable to mo that two or three burglars would havo tried to get iu this window when they had no means of doing so. Of course you have a ladder about the premises, but they did not make uso ot it." '"I don't think they did, for it is in the barn, whore it has been for weeks. " "Exactly. Then how could they get up to this window from tho ground?" "How many of them was there?" *>' asked in turn. "Wo understand there were three.' "Well, couldn't one of them stand on tho other's head and then let the third climb upon his head?" she demanded triumphantly, as though her answer solved the question. Under the circumstances ib was an ingenious reply, and my respect for her cleverness rose. "I declare I did not think of that, but how do you account for the fact that they left no signs behind them?" "I'm not 'counting for anything. You pretend to be an ossifer of the law, and if you are as smart as you think you can answer the question yourself. My eyes ain't as good as they used to be, but inebbe I can see where you can't." And, stepping forward, the "good gray head" leaned out of the window and peered through her spectacles at the old stone wall and the ledgo as if she expected to discover a written ex planation of the whole mystery. Not only that, but I saw her chip : piece of mortar with her thumb nail from between tho stones just below the "Is this the window which the burglar tried to enter?" You certainly Sho (stood as if hesitating what to do s>r say. Assuming that I was welcome, I stepped aside, removing my hat, "I would like to make a few inquiries, and wo can do it better inside than on the porch, if you '—» "" '*• have no ob iectiou." , . Sho led the way into the wide, plainly fwnishod parlor, her rammer showing thtit she was doubtful as to tho yru- f-euco of the stop. . Evidently she hud received instruct tioiH from hw boarders, and even iny pretended business did not fully reas- fc ° My origin^ pto»- a 3 I *> ave to pretend to he an assessor fix the criiuf) upon them wish to give mo all the help you can." "Yes, sir, but"— "Nonsense! Come on." Having gone thus far, it would havo been fatal to hesitate. She had some powerful reason for preventing my going up stairs, but sho did not dara state it and was awed by rny assumed character. I started at a brisk pace up the broad winding stairway. Was I mistaken, or did I catch the sound of light, hurried footsteps along tho upper hall? She was moro deliberate of movement, arid at tho lauding above I waited for her with an apology for taxing her strength so much. It was easy to tell from the location of the rooms on tho second floor which was tho one to bo examined. Not desiring to betray myself too soon, I opened tho door on my right. It was a bedroom, neat, clean auc simply furnished. A glance showed that it was occupied, for the signs were everywhere present. "That isn't what you want," sho said, breathing fast because of her exertion. "That is a front room.'' "I beg pardon; but, you see, I am not acquainted with your house." "I wish you would let me lead tho way and not be in so great a hurry." This was said with an impatience which showed that she resented tho way I had taken matters in my own hands. "I beg your pardon, but I am younger than you and presumed on your strength." "It seems to me you are presuming on a good many things. How do I know you are what you claim to be—an ossii'er of the law?" A very proper question, and I answered it by drawing from an inner pocket my shield, which showed that I was a member of the detective police of New This of itself was proof that I was not what I had claimed to be—an officer of Union county, N, J. J had not stated that, but I gave the impression. Had her husband been present "he doubtless would have been quick to detect the deception and would have quickly ended my visit, But fortunately he was absent, auc the trick served me. She was impressed and made no further protest. But, simple hearted and honest as she was, she showed a cunning that surprised me. Having stated that I tiad entered the wrong room, she led the way to another apartment, whose windows opened at the rear of the bouse. That, too, was an occupied bedroom, but the furniture was much plainer than in the other. J decided that it was the one used by herself and husband, while the other belonged to Mr- and Mrs. Howard. "Now we shall see what we can learn," I remarked in a businesslike way, stepping to one of the rear windows, raising the sash and examining the window sill and the stones beneath"Nothing hefo," J quickly added. ''Ibegentlemw left no trace that om fee of any help ft W feet's try the fijfc: W." Someone must have done that," she remarked, scrutinizing the mark with interest. "What do you think of it? "I think it was removed by your thumb—in fact, I saw it done—though of course, you did not know it." "Is that true'/" she asked as innocent ly as a child. "Well, I must be mor careful. They could have come in this winder the way I said, couldn't they?" "Probably they could, but I don't think they did." "Why not?" "That isn't the way with burglars. "Do you know much about such folks?" 'Madam, my business brings me in contact with them," I remarked, with all the impressiveuess I could assume, "and it is my duty to study their ways." "That's the way you learned, eh?" "Exactly, and in no other. I am convinced that neither one of those criminals attempted to enter this room by tho means you uamo." It was quite clear that sho meant to keep me from entering the right one, and I was determined that neither she nor t\ny ono elso should do that. I lowered the window and slowly walked across the room and out of the door leading to the hall. My head was bent as if in troublous thought. "W 7 ait," sho interposed, hurrying to | placo herself iu front of mo. "It wottld bo moro polite if you would let me lead." . "I must beg your pardon again, but I wish to relieve you of all tho labor I can." "The best way to do that is by leay- cg rho house.'' "I will be glad to do so when my work is completed." It was no fancy this time that I heard a soft footfall and saw the door opening to tho room slightly ajar. Some one was on the other side, stealthily watching us and listening to our words. "" ' "Well, sir, what do you, want?" door itself was less t*»§» sis feet distaut almost before *ne. J acted as if J saw i* wot, but nothing escaped me. > "Do you want to go on the roof, " she asked, "and look down, the pbiwbley?" "That would be hardly worth while, but there is another apartment QB this floor, wd M is that which t attewpted to ewtey las* night I must examine." I oowjwewft wy UP* sternly Hit jars, vials, small delicate tools and fully a dozen little contrivances the like o which I had never seen, and which will not attempt to describe, except t say they were constructed of glass. Som were spiral in form, while others had odd, twisted shapes, evidently understood only by the persons who had brought them thither and made uso of them. The rotra was closed so as to permit no ventilation. Tho heat of the stove intensified a peculiar, subtle perfume, which, at first pleasant, after a timo bo- came nauseating. I knew when I turned tho knob of the door that some one was within. I did not believo it was Mr. Howard, for I had seen him leave the railway station several hours before. Therefore, when I almost collided with his wife, I was nerved for it. She was standing in the room, near the door which I pushed quickly inward, and confronted mo with he question: "Well, sir, what do you want? Jovel wasn't she a beauty? I had seen ler before, and, as I havo said, was braced for the meeting, but when I looked at that superb figure, with the matchless black eyes, abundant hair, olive complexion, perfect features, small white teeth and fascinating form, I was almost overwhelmed. I could well understand how almost any man would have been overcome by such a vision and would drop his weapons as if in the presence of death itself, Surely she must have made many conquests by the very momentum of her marvelous beauty, which was sufficient to rnako a man forget duty, honor—ev erything but his mad ihthrallrnent for her. I stood a minute, staring vacantly with open mouth and wondering eyes and then I could no more keep back the words than I could stop my respiration: "Heavens, I never saw so wonderful a woman!" "Idiot, you have not answered my question!" she said in a freezing voice, which ought to have stricken me to the floor, though I kept my feet. Neither of us stirred, but in tho bewildering moment I was conscious that Mrs. Bridges bad closed the loor behind me. I was alone in the presence of the beautiful fury, and duty whispered in iny ear: "Have a care or you are lost!" By a supreme effort I pulled myself together. It was useless to quail before this being, for she had no mercy. If I shrank or faltered, she would crush me. Behind that regal form crouched the mystery of Nana Sahib's ruby, and naught but boldness, daring, audacity, rnercilessness, would avail mo. In a minute I was myself. * "Madam," I said, with a bow, "I am an officer of the law. You heard me tell Mrs. Bridges my errand"— "But it was a lie!" she broke in with a sweep of her right arm and a step forward. "Leave this instant, or it will be the worse for you!" This threat and the biting words nerved mo still moro strongly. I became calm, cool, self possessed, on the in stant. "I will leave when I am through with tho business which brought me hero and not one second before. You and your husband and all the miscreants from India cannot compel me. I am armed and will defend myself even against you!" Strange words to utter to a woman, whose strength could not have surpassed that of a child. A strong man like me ought to have been abashed at the sound of his own voice when they were spoken, but I was in for it and meant to maintain a bold front to the end. ' That my reply was unexpected was shown by her manner, She never re. moved those piercing eyes from me, and once I believed, when I saw the delicate fingers nervously working, that she meant to leap at my throat, She breath' ed short MX) fart, tut did not change her superb poise. "Pray be seated," I added, with assumed courtesy, as I placed my hand on the bapfe of .,tbe nearest chair and set Jt down, beside her, "With your pormis< sioa I will do the same, I wish a re>v words with you," ' My own chair was placed so close to the door that had J inclined it to the reap it would have rested against it. I eat down with my hat in my lap and Joobed expectantly at her. She didaot stif a muscle, bet remained l&e a Ptatue, and it teemed that the flame of those eyes, would bum me through. "t aio a detective and bare beea She treated this impfidenfle fHfch the coffc it deserved. "It soft of looked that Way* fof afcths Jersey City station you avoided each other, not sitting even 1ft the sa»e car, though you were 'ffiendly enough Wneiu you left the trftifa at ftahwsy atod rode ko this place in a cab. . "However, all that is you? owfi business and of no paftieulat interest to we. Some days ago you* husband sold an Immense jewel, which he called Natia Sahib's *tiby, to a gentleman in New York. Mf. ttbward received the pi its be asked, but on the very night of the purchase the bttyet was fobbed of the Stone, and 1 atn seeking to find out the tt tith about It. " f 1 watched that fascinating faceclose^ ly While uttefring these Words. I e*peot^ ed her to show surprise when told of the theft of the ruby, for, if innocent, how could she know anything of the Circumstance? But nothing of that nature lit tip her face.' She demanded With the Coolness of ti judge: "Why do you come to me? "Because 1 am sure you Call give me the information. " "Your Words are What 1 might have expected from you. On what night did this robbery, if there Was any, take place?" "Last Tuesday, the 13th— excuse me, you nro going to say that you and your Now York that as I learned for f>«r«T, S6 lhfi«, WO place, tlie tfime can be home to neither unless the thief employed should turn state's evi **if yoti tindefstand that?" She nodded hef head. "Before giting any explanation please Writ until 1 ask for it." "It shall be as yori say. Do you know anything about the robbery of the tnby? Fot the first time since we had addressed each othet het lips patted with that dahgojously fascinatifig smile. husband wero not in night, which is a fact, myself. If tho charge was mode Against either aunlibi ing of that word? &tft£6 J$nock f ogethef in* *1t* Would fce Iht1fes*tn«vble. Professo* Ledge* of London, whose series of Greshsim astronomy lectures oti "Knocks In. Theif Relation to Astronomy".has been completed, iii his last discourse pointed out that the universe, instead-of being fixed, is alive With motion, each, star With its attendant planets hurrying through space. If star were to knock against star the intense heat and fierce fire generated by the eiior • molts velocity and vast momentum of the two masses would be such as to pass human conception. It maybe that the sun was formed by the collision of two stars, The effect of two such bodies attracting each other and meeting would bo to reduce then! to a violently agitated gaseous mass, which would oscillate, first inward, pro- ? ot that wordf _ t suit would be that the two bodies would i«v,H« innUitiw nt tne uttered tho single revor\o urou - . . word ""Well?" with the most splendid circumflex inflection conceivable at the end. You know that sometimes several persons are concerned in matters of this kind. It is safer to employ an agent. Whoever took that ruby from Mr. Sniid- boson's room at the Windsor did the cleverest job of the year. Now, if you will tell how it was done, I will let up you and your pretended husband. Come now!" I doubt whether a man pretending to be a detective over did a more audacious and seemingly absurd thing than tt" We have all heard of the profano fax er who, when confronted, by an unusual cause of provocation, simply held his peace because he could not do justice to the theme. It must have been something of the same with Mrs. Howard, for she merely looked at me and remained speechless. My next move required explanation I set my chair away from the door and in the nearest, corner, which was only five or six feet from tho door. I never removed my eyes from the woman while doing this. As I resumed my seat I drew my revolver and rested it loosely across my knee, in which position I could uso it with the quickness of lightning. I suspected the occasion for such uso was at hand. "Don't be alarmed," I said, looking in her face. "If you intend no harm, you will receive none, but if anything is attempted against me God help you!" "What do you mean?" she asked, with a slight recoil. The you " it I" MPiigbt as ever, *"%«>» j Bj^ I hj>ye leased, you* tW»89* buj CHAPTER XVIII. • "Since I entered this house and came up stairs," I said, with my gaze still fixed upon that marvelous countenance, "your husband has returned. He is outside this door and hears the words that lam now speaking. He is seeking a chance to kill me. Ho was figuring from the sound of my voice my exact position in front of tho door, so that he would bo-sure of hitting me if he fired through the panel; hence my change of position. Ho can't do it now without first opening the door. That will give me as good a chance as ho can have, which is all I seek. "But," I added, with a meaning which could not be mistaken, "if he or any one of the wretches in his employ fires a shot at me while you are within range, I swear by the Eternal I will shoot you dead as you stand there. Your husband hears these words. Let him govern himself accordingly. Won't you sit down?" ..' For Ifa first time after rny repeated invitatf'ous she seemed to become aware that the chair was near her, Sho glanced- at 'it, hesitated an instant and then walked to the stove. She seemed to be looking after the fire within, and I suspected nothing, but that beautiful fiend outwitted rae. She did a thing which I did not see, and whose meaning did n<at come to me until afterward. She threw something among the embers of the wood and the ashes left by the sticks that were burning there before I entered the room. Then she came back to where she had been standing and sat down in the chair, three paces away and facing we. I have spoken of a singular odor I no- tjged upon opening the door and which at first was rather pleasant, but it became more marked as the heat of the room increased and was oppressive almost to the point of nausea. How I longed toy a breath of the cool, pure, bracing aiv from the outside, but there v?as not a crevice through which it could '•What are all those things?"' Iasfcefl flirting my head toward the long 'table OH which lay the articles I have referred to. "J do not choose to answer that question," I >vas listening intently, fp* J knew that the East Indian was still in the ball outside and heard wry word that pasjed, J spoke in a pleay, deliberate ipnp, fpr j was talking $9 biw. m *»»<?« "It makes no d.i$erjso§>, I «*» Jwte gravity—that is to say, around each < er—creating a double star, Lord Kel- 1ms calculated that if .29,000,000 solid globes, each of the mass of tho moon, should be scattered over a spherical surface 100 times tho radius of the earth's orbit, they would come together and be raised to a temperature o* 100,000 degrees. They would oscillate outward and inward, reaching to a less distance each time, and ultimately set- The nebulae we see around us may, Professor Ledger suggests, have been produced by the knocking together of two great bodies rather than by the aggregation of many smaller ones. The collision of two huge suns would thus lead to rejuvenescence and the.formation, of new systems. Phenomena indicating that something very the nature of a collision had occurred are the outbursts of temporary stars such as those observed by Tycho Brahe in 1572, by 'Kepler in 1604 and those of 1848, 1866, 1876, 1885 and 1892, the last being tbe new star Auriga, which declined through ten magnitudes, 'or became 100,000 times less bright in two months. The great increase iu the light of a comet as it approaches the sun may be due to a tidal disturbance iii the bodies forming ' it, causing them to knock against each other, and thus generate heat and light. In the same way the twinkling of the stars may bo caused by the knocks of the molecules of the atmosphere on the ether, whoso undulations carry their light to us. The excessively great and the exceedingly small are all interdependent, and the past, present and probable future of nebulous bodies all hinge on the relations they boar to the knocks of the molecules of their gases, whilo tho knocks of immense bodies depend ultimately on the knocks of their constituent atoms. Book Bound In Gold and Silver. The only gold and silver bound, diamond inornsted book in the world was lately enshrioied iu the holy Mohammedan city of Isnan-Ruza, Persia. The book is of course a copy of the Alkoran and is a, gift from Abd-ur-Rahrnan, ameer of Afghanistan. The covers of this, unique volume, the sides of which are 91^ by 4 inches, are of solid gold plates one-eighth of au inch in thickness, lined with silver sheets of the same thickness. The centerpiece, as well as the corners, is a symbolic .design wrought iii diamonds, rubies and pearls. Tho cpjiter figure is a crescent with a star between its points, the whole design being coru^ •posed of 109 small diamonds, 167 pearls anil 183 rubies. The diamonds on each corner, which are almost bidden in then- golden setting, and the • orange colored lacquer with which they are fastened, 'are each worth about $6,000. The book itself is on parchment, entirely written by hand. It is valued at $136,000. There are said to have been 'over 100,000 visit' ors present in Isnan-Ruza the day the holy relic was enshrined.—St, Louis Republic. . Soap Buboes. M, Izarn b«s communicated to the. Academy of Sciences a'new method fop obtaining soap bubbles lasting a wmob,-, longer time than those obtained from-'; tbe soap water generally wed, JSe.has.'. recourse to a resinous soap made by the • following foraralft; Pulverise tog'"" 10 grams of pure rosia afld 10 of carbonate of potash; add JOO water and boil until completei \Yepbtaiw in this way ft thiefe , ....... r ,. whipb maybe kept in s.tooktobediwwft,, for nse with frow fowy'to five time's.^ n,ijfcely even\ybew espss^djpibga bubbles produced are very pej^iet consequently cm be jsadf uj$ ft* m'. '• -^ - phenomena, rehjt&g ''*» . *' _.nd HJ making p b~— spap bubbles play_a_; Hearty *UflW I <*> wa IB W,< f .jpi f f ffi »t?i5. a§emjtQ ejyQiv" S&enj m aw pOJBtSOf fre« tea f»e- r%j hj|" IMI« J a for); oj #9?kjfepjl f ^ yo,n. o,f feQth." ' iw ueitii&r M&f'&Sm'- ^LI »$: iO< ^Sft',

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