Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, October 23, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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signed to any fwist'or turn cTr iateV. hand seemed 3 come otfftt 1
Here was a broken woman indeed, and tore. Alexander was delighted with
the spectacle was torturing. He had ;the portrait, had it placed in the tem
never understood her as a bright young - pie of Piana, at Ephesus, and forbade
hride of nineteen. He did any one put peues uieureiuiia iu
'AauetxeV'Hie saia, witn utmost gen-1 irnury tender was steaming out man
tleaots, "Co not bo distressed. Indeed tne carbor. It struck him as an ex
tl.ere is no reason why our meeting i traordinary fact -that this was the day
of his relief had he served nis full two
mouths on the rock.
Today by his own design the second
era of his checkered career would have
i r!ill hp nainful. It is better tliat we
bIjouhI have a quiet talk than that we
shoti!d part again a anger and bitter
ness." She caught his hand in both of hers.
Still she said noUiiag. Her large eyes
gazed up at him as if she sought to
read in his face 'the thoughts he might,
not utter, the memories he might not
recall. Her lips distended. He saw her
mouth twitching at the corners.
"Nanette," he said again, though his
voice was not well under control and
Bomeihing lose in his throat and stifled
him. "I appeal to you not to give way
to to emotion. You may become ill
arain and I would never forgive my
self." Still clinging to his hand, she sank on
her knees by his side. But there was
no vriU burst of tears. Her .sorrow
was tdb doi for siu-h Uiucly aid.
'Stephen." she whimpered faintly, "I
cannot a-tyou to forget, but you have
spoken 'of forgiveness. Can you for
give V" .
lie bent over awl would have raised
her. She clung to him with such en
ergy that ho desisted.
'My poor wife," he murmured, "who
am 1 that I hoai.l d.-ny i'utt which I
Iiojk to o'.talu fro:. i my Creator?"
"But," s'.'e panted in that unnerving
whisper, "I t "cited you so vilely. I
left you to join the man you had
fo,:,:l!t to :-:!ve" I deserted ray hus
band and my fluid for the sake of the
iro:iev he 1ou':i1u-;1 to nic. In the
lust f v.ealih I strove to crush you
out of my heart. And now. that God
has humbled me 1 must humble my-
. . . . j. - T
. Keu. tsiepnon, i am uuijuur a
obtained a divorce
"Nanette," ho cried. "I cannot bear
to see you kneeling at my feet. I ask
no revelations. I forgive you any
wrong you may have done me fully
and freely, as I hope to be forgiven."
She yielded to his pleading and al
lowed him to raise her. For au iustant
she was clasped to his breast.
"It would be happiness to die in your
arma, Stephen," she said wildly. "I dc
not deserve it, I know, but heaven i
The dreadful idea possessed him thai
in her weak state this passionate wish
might be granted.
"Nanette," he cried, "you must con
trol yourself. If you will not promise
to sit down aud talk quietly I will
leave you." -,
, She obeyed him instantly.
"I don't care how much you scold
me," she said, "but you must not go
, 1 . .. C T 1
away. 1 meant to see you ueiore i ku
Penzance. I came here that night. I
looked through the window. I saw my
daughter and her adopted sister listen
ing to you and weeping because of a
mother's shame. Then I must have lost
my senses. I ran away. I remember
nothing else until I woke up to find
Constance caring for me in your
He tried to break in upon the trend
of her thought. This was by no means
the line he had Intended to pursue. His
hope was to soothe and calm her, to
part from her in amity and without
giving her cause to deplore a loss of
"x am only too pleased that when ill
ness overtook you you were committed
to my care and to Constance. Poor
girl: She thought you were dead."
"Did you tell her that?"
"No, but I allowed it to be assumed,
which is the same thiug."
"When did she know the truth?"
"In the hotel after you left the '
room. I had to say something. It was
belter for you that I should say
you were my wife."
"So even in that trying moment you '
strove to shield me from uujust suspi
cions Stephen, how could I have acted
toward you as I did?"
Again he endeavored to lead her to
talk of the future rather than the past.
"There is one great surprise in store
for you." he said. "But it is a pleasant
one In every way. Enid is Mr. Traill's
"I am glad." she said simply. "I do
not understand, but you must tell me
another time. Just now I can think
only of you and of myself. You must
listen, .Stephen. I will do all that you
demand, hide myself anywhere, but
you must knoy everything. When we
parted, when I deserted you to nurse a
dying man, I was foolish and willful,
but not wholly abandoned. Nor have I
ever boon. I was rich enough to grat
ify my whims, and for a time I lived
In Parts, ou the Hiviera, in Florence
and in Biarritz. But I was always
meeting people who knew you, and,
although my wealth and perhaps my
good looks kept me in a certain set, I
felt that our friends invariably took
your side and despised me. That im
bittered me the more. At last your fa
ther died, and I saw some vague refer
ence to your disappearance from soci
ety. I employed agents to trace you.
They failed. Then I went to America
and lived on a ranch in Nebraska,
where I obtained a divorce from you
on the ground of desertion. Desertion,
Stephen! That was the plea I raised." .
She gave a mocking little laugh.
Brand, thinking it beet to fall In with
her mood, sat In silence on a chair
.which he had drawn close to the wln
j dow. . From" his' house he could see
1 the .wide sweep of Mount's bay. The
come to a peaceiui eios. iuim a
little while he would have taken Con
stance and Enid, if unmarried, on that
long contemplated continental tour.
But the hurricane came when "the
blast of the terrible one3 is as a
storm," and the pillar, the refuge of
his distress, became the center of influ
ences destined to mold his life afresh.
'What 'did it all mean? He bowed
his face into his hands. He heard his
wife's low, sweet voice continue:. -
"I lived there nearly six years. Then
my manager died. He was an English
man named Vansittart. Within a
month his wife died. There was some
fever about the place, and I became
frightened. A longing for the old life
seized me, and I went east, but not as
Mrs. Brand, the name which I always
bore in Nebraska. I had done with it
and with you, as I thought Constance
never entered my mind save as a fee
ble memory so I became Mrs. Etta
Brand raised bis head and looked at
her again. She was speaking now In
a curiously subdued tone. She was
giving evidence against herself and
( giving it truly.
"In Newport, Saratoga anu tne aoi
rondacks in summer, in New York
during the winter, I lived in a drowsy "
content. People who take drugs must
reach'that state, but their condition is
nitiable whea"they are aroused. Many
men asked me to marry them. I laugh
ed atthe idea. At last I met Mr. Traill.
We were friendly for quite five years.
I came to Europe, to the Engadine,
where I found that Mrs. Stephen
Brand's troubled life was forgotten,
but Mrs. Vansittart, the rich widow,
was popular. There I saw Mr. Traill
again. He offei-ed me marriage, and I
fancied it would be well to ally my
self with a man so distinguished and
widely known on both sides of the At
lantic. I di not love him. I respected
and admired him that was all. I ac
cepted him, but stipulated that I
should go back to the States and wind
up my affairs there, returning to Paris
for the wedding. That was necessary
If I would maintain my deception. So,
Stephen, after a lifetime of vagary and
wandering this is the result. I am be
spattered by the mud of my own acts.
I see my forgotten daughter grown to
beautiful womanhood. I meet my hus
band, whom I might nave lovea ana
honored, patiently following the path
Into which my neurotic impulses drove
him. Stephen, do you think my punish
ment is complete?".
The .bitter self condemnation in her
voice was not defiant, but subdued
She had traveled far in spirit through
the vale of tears since the Gulf Rock
barred her onward progress.
Though she asked a question she
seemed to expect no answer. Brand,
thinking to render her task less trying,
was still looking through the window
and watching the steady churning of
the tender toward Cam du and thence
to the lighthouse.
At last he spoke.
"When I entered this room," he said,
"I meant to avoid a scene which must
have been as exhausting to you as it is
painful to me. Yet as it happens it is
well for both of us that you have lifted
the veil from what has gone before.
Nov.- it should be dropped forever."
"Tell me what you wish to do. I
; will obey."
"Don't you think it will be better if
we defer a final settlement? You have
alreadr taxed vour frail powers be
yond their limit."
"No, Stephen. Speak now. I will not
faint nor yield to weakness. I will
live. Have no fear. Death does not
come as a skillful healer of the wound
ed conscience. It may be sought, and I
nave thought of that. But Constance
would suffer, and if it will spare her
pain I will endure to the end. Surely
owe her that reparation. I committed
moral suicide once in my life. Let it
The fixed plan of the study, with its
carefully arranged phrases, was not so
readily acceptable to the man now.
What would become of his wife if he
drove her forth this time of his own
accord to live in mournful solitude,
brooding over a wasted life and look
ing forward only to an occasional visit
from her daughter?
A host of impossible ideas jostled in
his brain. He strove desperately to
find some easy way of suggesting the
settlement which appealed to him as
the fitting one, but his soul revolted
from the notion of formulating a de
cree of banishment against this ethe
real, ghostlike creature who had been
thrust back into his very keeping from
out the heart of the storm.
He stood up and faced her, careless
whether or not the stress of .Inward
conflict la his eyes belied the calm
gravity of his words.
'Terhaps you are stronger than I,"
he said. "We must meet again, to
morrow or next day. Some, of tha
young people will be returning soon.
H you wish It I will not tell them I
have seen yon." v"
It Is t or yoo to decide, Stephen" ;
She seemed, to be xraite honalw. J-
elrl and a
not understand her now. A man of his
oaklike qualities could not grasp the
nature of a woman who bent as a reed
before each puff of wind
It was hard to utter even a common-"
place farewell. SSe held him by her
very helplessness. But the rapid trot
of a horse caught his ears, and while f
he stood irresolute he saw Constance
alighting from the dogcart. His wife
looked out too. They heard their daugh
ter laughingly regret that she could not
ask Mr. Pyne to luncheon meals were
irregular events just then.
Brand felt a timid hand grasping his,
and a choking sob proclaimed that Con
stance's mother was crying. .
tia stooned with a motion that was
almost a4 caress.
"Don't cry," he said. "I cannot beai
it" : . . . .
"I can bear anything, Stephen," she
sobbed, "if only you will let me stay
with you forever."
"Do you mean that,' Nanette?" he
gasped incredulously.
"I have prayed, yes, dared to pray,
that' it might be so ever since I saw
my child. She has brought us togeth
er again. Let us not part, for her sake
and for mine,
So Constance, fastening up the gar
den path, could not believe her eyes
when she saw her father lift her moth
er Into his arms and kiss her.
Mary, the maid, never ceased won
dering why every other member of her
sex In Laburnum cottage should be
tearful yet ridiculously happy that aft
ernoon. Mrs. Vansittart wept and Miss
Constance wept, and. Miss Enid wept
when she came In, while Mrs. Sheppard
was weeping at intervals all day,
draw his likeness.
' Apelles attempted another portrait,
which at first sight did not please his
royal patron, but while it was being
Inspected, says the veracious Pliny, a
horse passing by neighed at the horse
represented in the piece, supposing it
to be alive, upon which the painter re
marked that the horse was a better
judge, of painting than the king. .
Oak Grove Notes.
Miss Ella Howard ot Albany
was calling: on friends at Oak
Grove last week soliciting for the
Pacinc riomesteaa.
Jaiues Helmick and family
of Parker were Albanv visitors
W. A. Williamson has finally
eot his hay crop baled ana put
under shelter. He has about 130
ons baled,
- Oak Grove school is now run-
. stenhen. if it -is not too nine in full blast. The daily at
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tendance is large, iucic udviug
been as high as eight scholars.
The potato digging season is
now on and the farmers are all
mad; their potatoes won't turn
out. thev have got to dig ttrem
out, and the trouble is, they
can't find them
Miss Mable Williamson and
Mattie Carter of Wells attended
Nevertheless they were all delighted church at Oak Grove Sunday.
in their woe, uuu i.u.a.s. oucijpaiu,
visitors hope that the Oregon climate
mayprove beneficial to the son's health,
as he is afflicted with rheumatism. -
Mrs." Clarence ' A. Reams of
Jacksonville ariivtd . Saturday
for-a visit with Corvallis rela
tives. : " -' '. . .
License to wtd was issued yes
terday afternoon to William H.
Hamm. asd Gertrude Davidsorr.
The !ae Reno Hutchinson was laid to
rest in Riverviev cemetery at Portland,
Friday afternoon. There is nothing de
finite as to who the murderer is,
although eeveral theories are advanced
by the police and one clue is being close
ly followed. -
Sundav was an ideal dav at the seaside I
and the fishing excrrsion that weut from J
Albany was liberally patronized, the
c,iache8 being crowded going over. The
fishing was not quite uf to the standard
but those who went for fish ' bought sal
mon ?t 4 cent per pound in the New
port market aud brought it hone. The
day was a very enjoyable one for all who
went, as the wpather was perfect. One
hundred and thirtv-three tickets were
sold in Corvallis for the trip.
Seventeen to nothing in favor of the
OAC first team was the score in Satur
day's annual alumni game. Of the alum
ni men only Nash, Emily, Hanley and
Tharp came, and of the local old-time
players only Major Edwards participated
in the game. A small crowd witnessed
the contest. A scon less came between
a downtown team and the OAC second
team was played before the alumni event
took place. The OAC flret team goes to
Seattle about ThuiSiiay to meet the Uni
versity of Washington eleven on-Satur-
though.she cooked a tremendous am
ner. never scolded her once.
It was also a remarkable thing that
the invalid lady should insist that she
was strong enough to come downstairs
tha-t evening. She did not eat a great
John Johnston of the capital
ritv rame iid 1 uesdav. ne is
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negotiating a deal for some real
estate and if the deal is made, he
will become t a permanent resi-
deal poer thing, but she looked ever so dent ot this part ot the county
mnr-h better anu seemeu, 10 mm. su ajcj. . r - r
pleasure in gazing alternately at the The heavy rains of the last few
innster and Miss Constance and in lis- days have wet the ground sutn-
tening to every word they said. cient for ploughing and farmers
In the garuen next uiSut, are gettjn. things in shape to
being now very brilliant indeed, Pyne & ?u -r- tittl
. ,s.. oa ,ot th Rtpn-nunt begin field work. .But little
i(lM lmvin" fizzled out. he guessed that farming has been done so tar out
the lady wha figured in that unclassl- ,f goo(i weather continues there
lied degree of relationship would pose w - be many acres seeded in the
ill 11 h niiiinLai.Lui.iM
next few weeks.
Several of our young people
gan 10 vw, uul -rr f(. KH t- the Artisan
to those wno nsien, anu am-uuu vv.
hall at Wells, Saturday evening
Miss Pauline Karstens left
where she
He said other things that have been
said in many languages sincp men be-
but the phrases are
hackneyed save
need not be repeated here,
But why two marriages should take
1 oftor oYtrnrvrrtmanlv snort en-
y.vw . r All
.rap-pinents no one In all renzance ounuay xur ixiuauy
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knew save Lady Margaret btannope, goes t,Q spend about tnree montns
and she, mirabiie aicra eing a . a seamstres-;.
mnnv fcfnt her counsel. It created no
end of a sensation when Constance m Mr.- and IVirS. IrUy Jsnapp aic
was described In the London newspa- rirebaring to move to Albany to
pers as omjr uausu enpnd the winter.
Rrand Bart, of Lesser xiamDieaon, r
i hor.cor itself ns both weddinsa dent )f Benton county intends
took place in London, the only avail- I moving to Linn county to reside
able items being the magnificence of w . th t h has boueht a
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the diamonds given to Enid and Con
stance by Mr. Traill and the fact that
In Constance's case "the bride's moth-
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er was aescrioea as looiiing vu-iux
Ing in a silver gray costume trimmed
with point d'alencon lace."
Even when confronted with this mo
mentous statement by Mrs. uayior-
Smlth, Lady Margaret only shrugged
her shoulders and purred:
farm near Riverside where he in
tends making his future home.
Dr. Bailey has gone to Tilla
mook to spend the winter. He
will make his home with his son,
David Bailey.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Yates
A romance, my dear a romance of and daughter, Goldie, of Albany,
were quests of Mr. and Mrs. T
B. Williamson of Oak Grove,
Oregon is a wonderful coun-
try. Strawberries trom the 25tn
day of May until the 15th dajj of
October with plenty ot green
berries and vines still in bloom is
the record of Mr. Wentz' straw-
real life.'
On the day following the departure
of two happy couples for the continent
Mr. and Mrs. Pyne to Italy, Lieuten
ant and Mrs. Stanhope to the Riviera,
with intent to meet in Rome at Easter
a uuieter and more sedate couple
took train at Waterloo for Southamp
ton, bound for the far west.
Although a Nebraska decree of dl
vorce does not coio. goou iu nugusu
i t nii. -Ri-oiiH wisliprl tn he married
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nahi in the state which sanctionea merry paten. rae nas uccu scu-
her early folly. Her husband agreed ;np. berries gathered from his
readily. Everybody, including M- Lch during all this time in the
."r" nrTrnnrr local market and will still con
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mansion in May. Provided there were tinue to dO SO until jacis. xrxu&i.
no hurricanes. Sir Stephen thought his savs cton. He sent in a crate
wife's health would benefit by the dou- Saturday to Shaw & Beam of Al
Die sea vujasc, uuu. us " " r- 1
delishted to see the new world for the oany.
first time in her company. . The little town that IS SDring
Their steamer sailed from Southamp- . - Bridge has
n at 11 a. m. After dinner that night S UP the laJM Una e nas
tho rinif Ttnpk. 1 cnosen me name ux xnuim .i
day. '
The Coffee Club dance Saturday even
ing was a vtry enjoyable affair. The
music was good and the : attendance
large. v : '
S. N. Wiikins returned Friday from a
trip to Portland. While absent Mr. Wii
kins purchased an undertaking estab
lishment in Vancouver, placing Mr
Knapp in charge of the place. Mr,
Knann wb, in Corvallis recently on a
r f-
visit. He is an undertaker of experience,
The Centennial meat market is now at
home in the handsome new brick just
completed for it, adjoining the F. L. Mil
ler store.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Cameron re
turned yesterday to their home in Port
land after a week's visit with Corvallis
The Epworth League of the M.
church is to give a hallow'een Bocial Fri
day night to which all young people are
cordially invited.
. Attorney W. E. Yates returned to
his home in Vancouver, Wash., Sunday,
having passed a couple of days in this
city attending 9ome legal business
While here Mr. Yates complimented our
citizens on the appearance of the town;
its cleanliness and the general air of
progress which seemed to be in evidence
on all sides.
George Houck of Eugene is a Corvallis
visitor this week.
J. J. Cale of Oakville is hauling his
prunes to Corvallis this week and load
ing them on cars for shipmeutto Salem.
He has between 2s and 3) tons f the
dried f-uit.
Negotiations are in progress for the
sale of the T. D. Ca-npbell bakery to
Claude Stair. The deal was not closed
future are not made known. -
Those in charge of the Corvallis Lyce
um course fer the coming season are saa
gaineMts the outlook-for .a, very buc-,,
cessful series of entertainments. Tickets
are selling readily, as these are the high
est class entertainments that have ever
been given in Corvallis, nd aV , who at- V
tended the last winter course are eager
to attend again this season.
Saturday night, October J4. there were
more salmon caught from Alsea tiver
than ever before in one night 18,000.
Albert Barclay and Andrew Kent were
high boat for two men, with 1200; Smith
Brothers, with four men, 1500; Dick
Evens, with three men, 1185. The can
nery is, of course, blockaded. Lincoln
Leader, ' -
James Baldwin, of Eugene, has been
in this citv v'sitine his mother, Mrs.
Sarah Baldwin, the past few days.
Mayor A. J. Johnson and daughter,
Miss Zeeta, left Friday for a ten days'
business trip to points in Washington.
C. M. Hollingsmith, government
lighthouse inspector, was in Corval
lis last week, leaving Friday noon
for Portland. With him the gen
tleman had a Spanish lapdog which
he 6tated was born in Peru, the
mother and father having coma.
from the royal kennels in Spain.
The little creature mentioned is
white, with hair six or seven inches
long, and very wavy, resembling
Angora goat wool. When the little
deg walks it is like a ball of cotton
rolling along, as no feet can be seen,
n si Skvsn 4 li r: -rr r a r 1-t i si a t imilaV
ctUU r veil ii rr muiiuu uiiuox
the neecy fascinator" ot hair. Mr.
Hollingsmith declared that the dog
had traveled with him all over the
United States and that it is the only,
animal of the sort in the et-iteB.
With the white, wooly creature in
his arms, the gentleman attracted
the attention of everyone on the
streets of Corvallis while here.
The snagboat, Mathloma ar
rived Saturday and has a lew
days work in the vicinity of Cor
New Town in Polk.
thev were abreast of
and Brand pointed out to his wife its
occulting gleam from afar,
"It makes me feel very humble," she
Raid after they had watched its radi
ance darting out over the tumbling
seas for a long time In silence.
"Why, sweetheart?" he asked.
"It is so solemn, so intense in its en
ergy, so splendidly devoted to its sin
gle purpose." '
"Now, it is an odd thing," he replied,
as watchful to check her occasional
minims of retrospect as he had been
during many a long night to keep that
same light at its normal state of clear
eyed brilliance, "but it does not ap
peal to me in that way. It is winking
portentously, as much as to say, Ton
old humbug, there you are, leaving me
after all these years and running away
with your own wife.' "
Every appearance of a new
town is in evidence a few miles
above Falls City, says the Inde
pendence Enterprise. "Black
Rock" is the name already given
to the prospective town. In the
vicinity of Black Rock there are
several logging camps, promi
nent among which are the big
Fred Oberer and McCready &
Cooper are among others operat
ing saw mills in this district.
A number of individuals and
families have been going all sum
mer and fall to Black Rock, the
terminus of the Fall City R. R.
line. During the warmer weath
er canvas afforded shelter for the
inhabitants, but now since the
fall rains have come, shacks are
being built to take the place of
the tents. The people of this
place have asked for a postoffice
and school. They are entitled to
the same as is evident by the
numuer or uiiiauuams anu wic
number of children drawing
t 1 1 1 .A LA.
scnooi money, me laitcr iiumuci
m trv tha ao7ot(a i.rpHQ hntir VPflterdflV
afternoon. Mr. Campbell's plans for the being about torty.
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Wonderful Painting;.
It may not be generally known, per
haps, that the highest price paid for a
picture has not been In modern times,
but was at. so remote a period as that
of Alexander the Great, who gave
Apelles a. Bum equal to $211,000 for
pntnHhg Jus portrait' The klhff was
represented holdla thuadac, which,
PUny. tank jfMA.Jf-tti-ttP
bany and it is about the bnlv
town in Oregon which has a novel
way of raising revenne for cur
rent expenses. The city dads
saw fit to turn the public square
into a hog ranch and have a
Mongolian to tend to gathering
swill from the senior town to fat
ten said hogs. When ready for
market they are sold by the city
poundmaster and the proceeds
turned into the city's exchequer
which has been sufficient so far
to meet the current expenses
but they think of enlarging their
business so as to be able to put
in tbtir own water system and
electric light plant
Additional Local.
Brace Burnett came ep from Portland
Saturday to visit relatives over Sunday
and to play in the alumni football game.
T.' GF. Brown and eon arrived Saturday
from Hot Springs, South Dakota, for an
extended visit with the former's sister
in-law, Mrs. F. O. Gray and family. The
Actable Frcparatidnfor As-
siniilaartg thcFoodandneguIa
Un the Stomaclis andBowels of
Promotes Digestion,Cheerfur-
nessandKest.Contains neimer
Opium,Morphine norMineraL
flsmpkat Sew"
Stmxe ,feetl
Aperfecl Remedy forConslipa
Tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea
and Loss of Sleep.
' Facsimile Signature of
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Always Bought
I Bears the
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Thirty Years
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