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A Study in Scarlet
A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
The Penguin English Library editionWhen Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in a rictus of horror. There is no mark of violence on the body yet a single word is written on the wall in blood. Dr Watson is as baffled as the police, but Holmes's brilliant analytical skills soon uncover a trail of murder, revenge and lost love . . .
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CrowCAH
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#SoaringScores #TheEnd? #SherlockHomes #HansZimmer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aIwbAdBCrTw

We‘ve come to the end of this month. Thank you for joining me and @Cinfhen for rousing movie and TV scores!

Here picture is @VioletCavalier Sherlock Holmes shelf! We‘re celebrating Halloween by watching Outlander, season two.

VioletCavalier 🦉🦉 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for being an awesome cohost and providing us with a great month!!!! 3w
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I love the writing style of this book! Although parts were a bit unnecessarily long, I've enjoyed the story immensely and I'm excited to continue reading the adventures of Holmes and Watson 🕵️‍♂️

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Linsy
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I did not love the fantastical — really not historically accurate — look at the 19th century Mormon West, but the rest of this book was exquisite. This is my first time reading one of his books, not just short stories or watching adaptations, and I‘m coming back for more! 🔎 #scarathlon #teamslaughter #scaryscavengerhunt #whereacharacterdies

rwmg I did wonder how based on reality that section was. I suppose forced marriages did happen as we hear about them occurring in polygynous communities in America even nowadays. 1mo
Linsy @rwmg It‘s hard to know without a written record, but I do know that it was quite a different polygamous community from the ones we hear about on the news, and that not everyone in the community participated. It was supposed to be a protection for women without men, but well, we all know how awry things that start out that way can go. But I‘ve studied this history and Doyle‘s version is definitely very sensational and in some places just made up. (edited) 1mo
Linsy @rwmg Which I‘m not blaming him for. I‘m sure descriptions of secret societies and religious orders I know nothing about are often sensationalized as well, as we know groups of native peoples have been exposed to so much. Especially back then. They weren‘t so concerned with being as politically correct as we are, to say the least. (edited) 1mo
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TK-421
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“He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object. Therefore all the knowledge which he possessed was such as would be useful to him. I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well-informed. I even took a pencil and jotted them down. I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it.”

I love Watson‘s list. #Variable #QuotsyOct19

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Linsy Me too! I just read this one for the first time and that part just charmed me so much ☠️ 1mo
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rwmg
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The first Sherlock Holmes novel, written before the short stories which made him famous.
It kept me turning the pages. The murderer's reason for the murders was fascinating. I would like to know if it was based on the type of thing that did actually go on in the historical situation or was just prejudice.
The edition was slightly odd in that there was an afterword discussing the historical background to “A Scandal in Bohemia“ rather than this book

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julesG
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Had a lovely surprise #LitsyMail package from @Sarah83 today. THANK YOU SO MUCH SARAH!

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Sarah83 Glad you like it 😍 3mo
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bookandbedandtea
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1- done 🔎
2- the ability to transport 🌪
3- ♈
4- nephew's 18th birthday gathering 🎂
5- consider yourself tagged! 👋💜

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Lizpixie
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#AyUpAugust #Day16 #PutYourRecordsOn Ever since the start of detective fiction, most great literary sleuths have loved music. From Sherlock Holmes & his violin to Inspector Morse(classical), DI Banks(blues), Bosch(Jazz) to Phryne Fisher(anything she can dance to!) There‘s so many I haven‘t listed, I‘m not sure of the connection.Maybe it‘s a way to take their minds off the misery they investigate every day. What‘s your theory? #detectivehastheblues

TrishB Agree 👍🏻 Tom Thorne and his country and western spring to mind too. 3mo
Lynnsoprano One of my favorite Phryne mysteries 😄 3mo
squirrelbrain You come up with such clever posts! ❤️ 3mo
Crazeedi Love DCI Banks and Phryne! 3mo
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Arkrayder
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One of the best Sherlock Holmes story‘s. And the first one written. Sherlock is in top form as he runs circles around Lestrade and Scotland Yard. This story has aged badly at all. Still captivating.

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Ellen_C
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The first Sherlock Holmes mystery. Watson narrates his introduction to the brilliant, eccentric Sherlock Holmes and their investigation into the murder of an American in London. The first half is a tour de force featuring Holmes‘ astounding analytical abilities. Part 2 is the murderer‘s backstory, showing motive. A bit problematic due to the way a certain group of people is portrayed. https://cannonballread.com/2019/07/a-study-in-scarlet-elcicco/

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smolgaysnowbazshipper
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Just picked up the audiobook after finishing the BBC series. I'm going to read it when I get some free time. Excited!😁

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cjbooklover
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It was so good! This is my first Sherlock Holmes book, so it‘s really exciting . I was nervous I wouldn‘t like the book as much as the tv series. It was very different from the show but there were definitely references in the show. I was really confused when the second part started, but I stuck through it and it all worked out in the end.

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RavenLovelyReads
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...and this is why I‘ll never be trusted to do the Costco shopping unsupervised again. #worthit

GingerAntics Costco is a great place for book shopping!!! 7mo
Sarah83 Are these notebooks or the books? 7mo
RavenLovelyReads @GingerAntics Yes! They had so many books this time! I was pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive they were! 😍 7mo
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RavenLovelyReads @Sarah83 They‘re the novels! Beautifully done! I‘m so pleased with my purchase! 7mo
GingerAntics I love that they‘ve included maps for each of the two books we can see the fronts of. I love a book with a good map in it. (edited) 7mo
Sarah83 They look really great 😍 which publisher is it? 7mo
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Exterminate1977
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5/5 one of my favourites

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Soulthisty63
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One of my favourite Holmes! 5/5

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Debdeb
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Well that was so much quicker to get through as an audio book! Sherlock Holmes has been on my tbr list for ages so I‘m happy to have started. I got really confused at part 2 and had to google the plot as I thought maybe I‘d done something wrong when I downloaded the book and it had slipped into a different book ... all made a lot of sense in the end and I quite enjoyed the separation once I realised it was all the same story 😀

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Debdeb
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Taking advantage of a long drive to give an audiobook a go 😊

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TK-421
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"Yes, I have a turn both for #observation and for deduction. The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimerical are really extremely practical—so practical that I depend upon them for my bread and cheese." #QuotsyMar19

Oblomov26 Thank you Sherlock- Why I understood inductive and deductive reasoning long before someone tried to teach me in a critical reasoning course (edited) 8mo
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TK-421
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“As the weeks went by, my interest in him and my curiosity as to his aims in life, gradually deepened and increased. His very person and appearance were such as to #strike the attention of the most casual observer. In height he was rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller. His eyes were sharp and piercing...and his thin, hawk-like nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision."

Santhoshthomas I studied this in my graduation 9mo
rwmg I bought this recently. It wasn't with the other Conan Doyle books on the bookshop shelves but the assistant got me a display copy and told me it was a very popular GCSE set book. 9mo
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SquidgetsRoom
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I‘m reading tagged (story?) for a GR group read. My 1st GR Group Read & my 1st Sherlock Holmes story as well! 🤯🙈🎶. So far, I‘m enjoying it!

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JackOBotts
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I‘ll read more of Sherlock Holmes‘s escapades, for sure. I like reading the inspiration for all those recent retellings.

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Dogearedcopy
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It's difficult for me NOT to imagine Cumberbatch & Moffat as Holmes & Watson respectively but very easy to separate the original stories from the adaptations!

In 'A Study in Scarlet,' the first in the Sherlock series, a dead body is found in an empty room and "Rache" is scrawled in blood on the wall... ACD cheats the reader a little by having Sherlock conduct a bit of investigation off camera but still a solid mystery.

Dogearedcopy (📷: Crop of original illustration by D.H. Friston) 10mo
BookBabe 👍🏻 10mo
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JackOBotts
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“Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”

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Dogearedcopy
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A novella length mystery and the first Sherlock story now rebranded with the Benedict Cumberbatch & Steven Moffat images on the cover. These were issued a year after the first season aired in 2011; but are NOT novelizations of the BBC versions! Inside is the 19th c. text without annotations, fanfare, or illustrations. So, in essence, if you paid more the $0.00 for this public domain work, you paid for the cover and Moffat's brief introduction!

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bookandbedandtea
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Hearing that today is Sherlock's birthday sent me in search of a book The Hubs found me at a garage sale (top right) and I discovered I've started a collection without realizing it. 🎩⚗🔎😊

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anguishofyouth
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My first book from Sherlock Holmes series, I really liked the deep origins that caused the killer to do what he did. Also I think that the author, sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have pretty light pen and so reading went really fast :)

KrystleTheBookSlayer Welcome to Litsy! ❤Sherlock Holmes❤ 11mo
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RaimeyGallant Nice review. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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anguishofyouth @RaimeyGallant Thank You ❤ 10mo
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suzisteffen Welcome to Litsy! 🕵🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♀️I love Holmes and (good) Holmes-adjacent fiction. #mysteries 👊🏼 10mo
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Sophia1
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If you haven‘t read any of Sherlock‘s Adventures please do. Sherlock and Watson are so well written. The entire book pulled me in and kept me guessing the entire time.

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Sophia1
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And on to the next one we go!!! 😊

Marilyncjackson This is my favorite! 12mo
Sophia1 @Marilyncjackson I‘m only in chapter 3 but so far I‘m loving it 😊 12mo
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TK-421
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"...Here and there there are scattered white objects which glisten in the sun, and stand out against the dull deposit of alkali. Approach, and examine them! They are bones: some large and coarse, others smaller and more delicate. The former have belonged to oxen, and the latter to men. For fifteen hundred miles one may trace this #ghastly caravan route by these scattered remains of those who had fallen by the wayside.”#QuotsyOct18

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JazzFeathers
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New acquisition in my Penguin collection 😏

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover & pic ❤️💕 13mo
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buzzylovesbooks
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“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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tournevis
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1️⃣ I don't know : what's a classic? I have not read all LeGuin yet, so that.
2️⃣ Tagged
3️⃣ Speak, two. I can read a few more.
4️⃣ Siocnarf. It was one season in 1980 one Radio-Canada and it was A.Ma.Zing!
#sundaysurvey @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 1y
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TK-421
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“Leaning back in his arm-chair of an evening, he would close his eyes and scrape carelessly at the fiddle which was thrown across his knee. Sometimes the chords were sonorous and melancholy. Occasionally they were #fantastic and cheerful. Clearly they reflected the thoughts which possessed him, but whether the music aided those thoughts, or whether the playing was simply the result of a whim or fancy was more than I could determine." #QuotsySept18

Richryan52 Doyle is so often under appreciated 1y
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TK-421
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"My health forbade me from venturing out unless the weather was exceptionally genial, and I had no friends who would call upon me and break the #monotony of my daily existence. Under these circumstances, I eagerly hailed the little mystery which hung around my companion, and spent much of my time in endeavouring to unravel it.” #QuotsyAug18 *illustration from Google

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Buechersuechtling
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Komisch, als ich den Tweet gelesen habe, musste ich gleich an @Sarah83 denken. 😂 #Sherlocked 🤷🏽‍♀️

Sarah83 Hehe. Schon komisch 😊 1y
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TCLinrow
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Just got home from a long week of work and spotted the perfect excuse to spend the three day weekend reading 😎 #24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Definitely!!! I love these types of excuses 😉 1y
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Birdsong28
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Thank you @Itchyfeetreader for the lovely postcard and book. I am sure I will enjoy the book. Also I enjoyed finding out that you have an inkling of where I live. #jbuk 😘❤️

Cathythoughts So lovely 👍🏻💕 1y
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bunny
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Had a little #audiowalk this morning and spotted some bees taking advantage of these end-of-summer blossoms. 🐝🌸

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Tera66
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This was my first Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book, so my first real Sherlock Holmes book. After I got used to the writing style I found it completely charming. And the copy I had I received in a book swap with @TheKidUpstairs had these amazing illustrations. I loved them. @TheKidUpstairs Sorry I lost track of our buddy read, summer is busy! Just catching up my book reviews now. Thanks for the best swap!

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ivol
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Well hello Mr. Sherlock...

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JazzFeathers
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Now that l've listen to the audiobook of The Return of Sherlock Holmes for the #Sherlocked readalong and really enjoyed it, l almost want to read (or listen) to more Holmes.
I 'almost' want... if only that giant #TBR would stop staring at me accusingly 😭

Sarah83 Wonderful editions 😍 1y
Daisey I also want to listen to more of them. I think it would be a great way to revisit some favorites 1y
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This literary odd pairing and odd friendship, have an enduring appeal.
#HeatofJuly #webelongtogether

BarbaraBB They really belong together 😘 1y
Cinfhen Nice choice 1y
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emilycoc
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I found this dragged a little in the middle at the start of the second part... that is, until I connected everything together! Finished this up on my plane ride home (the little dinky plane from Halifax! 😜).

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"I would not have missed the investigation for anything. There has been no better case within my recollection. Simple as it was, there were several most instructive points about it."

"Simple!" I ejaculated.

"Well, really, it can hardly be described as otherwise...The proof of its intrinsic #simplicity is, that without any help save a few very ordinary deductions I was able to lay my hand upon the criminal within three days.”
#QuotsyJuly18

Joyfulmimi Wow! I have been forgetting about this! 1y
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emilycoc
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Decided to go with a new read and the last of my recent impulse buys from Amazon with this one. (Disclaimer: filtered to look red).

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Lova
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1. Heading to Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle exhibit! Woohoo!!
2. Only three...
3. Summer- no school, I hate being cold and I prefer the plants in bloom
4. Jimmy Buffet- he sounded terrible but it was still so much fun
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

wanderinglynn Ooh, enjoy the exhibit! Sounds neat! 👍🏻 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. I'll let this one speak for itself.

2. Rye toast with ham and cucumber, and a beet/berry smoothie.

3. Detective deduces dastardly deeds
(I know that's four, but I couldn't resist the alliteration)

4. A beer label (I'm at work!)

5. 5'3.5"

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

Bookzombie That photo! 😂 1y
MinDea 😆😆😆😆😆 but also... 😱😱😱 1y
BiblioLitten That pic is so funny!😂😂 1y
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