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The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure | William Goldman
Here William Goldmans beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beastsThe Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzinithe criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzikthe gentle giant; Inigothe Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugenthe evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercups one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.
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AmandaBlaze
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 4w
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Acsasaki
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I first read this when I was too young to really appreciate its depth, but I still enjoyed it. I read it again as an adult and was blown away to realize all that I had missed. The movie is a cult favorite, but the book is a masterpiece: humor, satire, adventure, drama, action, and romance!

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GondorGirl
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I am SO FREAKING THRILLED with how our Princess Bride cover turned out! We gave our artist few free reign and once again she delivered!

We'll be at Motor City Comic Con in Detroit this weekend, so stop by if you're attending.

#MCCC #MCCC22 #Studio42Books

RaeLovesToRead Wow! ❤☺ 2mo
ravenlee 😍 2mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 2mo
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mdm139
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Finished reading this one with my oldest. Never read it before but love the movie. Son loved it too.

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lynneamch
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Known as the most haunted place in Alabama, Fort Morgan is not truly a #dungeon, but it did put me in mind of the Pit of Despair. Fortunately, Wesltey was rescued and Miracle Max had the cure. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfection 👍🏼🤗 4mo
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Moonprismpower
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My new favorite bookmark.
Have fun stormin‘ the castle!

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peanutnine
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Eggs 🧡❤️🧡 4mo
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aperfectmjk
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Finished this one up last night. I'd say it's long overdue, but better late than never. A fun listen with Rob Reiner reading it.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 111.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Leftcoastzen
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So not feeling like anything but this . 😀

Ruthiella As you wish! 😃 9mo
Liz_M Beware of the ROUSes! 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M I will!😂 9mo
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Blueberry
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Hmm, I don't get my latest Goodreads recommendation. 😆🤔

WanderingBookaneer You don‘t? Whenever I watch The Princess Bride I get the inexplicable urge to watch old episodes of The Daily Show! 🤪😜🤣 10mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 🤣😂🤣 10mo
Blueberry @WanderingBookaneer 😆, I was to say something witty, ie. a comparison between Jon Stewart and William Goldman as storytellers but that's the best I can do. 10mo
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"Don't think, just read it. You'll thank me later", that was the first review I saw on goodreads about this book. Obviously, I didn't 'just' read it, in fact it's been on my tbr for months. But now that I've finally read it, all I can think of saying is this: Don't think, just read it.??
#bibliophile #lovereading #lovebooks #bookworm #booknerd

You're doing great.

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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. Tagged. Really, this movie is just about as perfect as can be. An adaptation of a book where a storybook is the focus. ❤️

2. No, because Hollywood usually screws it up. I‘d rather just read the book.

TheSpineView I agree totally with you on #2. Thanks for playing! 💙📖💙📽💙📚 11mo
ravenlee #2 - exactly! And then you‘re stuck with those faces/scenes in your head when you try to read the book and it‘s so hard to get past it. 11mo
wanderinglynn @ravenlee yes, exactly! 11mo
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Lauraandherbooks
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Ughhh I‘m not enjoying this, the more I read , the less I like it; I got most of the way through it and just decided life is too short; I think it‘s different than the movie, I don‘t like how the characters are portrayed, especially buttercup.. so off I go to another book.. so long to this one

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Blueberry
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Pictured in front of The Cliffs of Insanity. Read for my f2f bookclub. Always a fun read.

@NataliePatalie

CollapsingLibrary The best book to movie adaptation of all time! 11mo
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Roary47
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4✨ I absolutely love the movie. When I found out it was a book before the movie I had to get it. Reading it was difficult because there is a lot of backstory. Not that the backstory is bad, but it does take away from the characters journey making them just that characters. These add ins increase the experience, but I found myself putting down the book more because of them.

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Roary47
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Ummm yeah… that would have been my first response too… 🤔😬😅

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QBub
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You‘ve seen the movie, now read the book. Every bit as enjoyable as the film. Goldman draws you in so masterfully that you find yourself asking if he his writing the story himself or summarizing a much longer story written by S. Morgenstern. Either way, book is in turn funny, scary, romantic, heroic and dramatic.

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Lauraandherbooks
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Look what I stumbled across ~ first trip to my favorite bookstore today since COVID! This is one of the books I got!! 😃😃😃

erzascarletbookgasm The book‘s fun! Enjoy. 12mo
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GypsyKat
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Had to share it! 🤣 #LitsyHumor

sprainedbrain 😂 12mo
DGRachel Pre-COVID, this was me every day at the office. 🤣 12mo
Tera66 @DGRachel Same! 12mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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For my fellow introverts….if you need help speaking. 😂

Moonprismpower I literally watched this Sunday night. And I have to reread Elwes‘s book As you wish! 😍😍😍 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Moonprismpower His book was great, I loved listening to him tell his stories on the audiobook. 13mo
Crazeedi So very succinct and spot on! Great movie 13mo
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CaffeineAndCandy 😂❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣💙💙💙 13mo
OriginalCyn620 😂😂😂 13mo
Kdgordon88 💜💜💜 13mo
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Kris10H
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Love this sticker from Redbubble. I really should re-read the book.❤

Moonprismpower Seriously everyone is posting Princess bride right now! I plan to reread Carey Elwes‘s book too, As You Wish the behind the scenes bio! 😍😀 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa look! (edited) 13mo
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Moonprismpower
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The very cool magnet I was gifted from a friend! And the perfect card. Lol

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Andrea4
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Bailedbailed

Watch the movie.

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Yea, that's all I gotta say.

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roseread
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Such a wonderful read that the movie almost got perfect but still a much better world than a movie could ever capture

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 112.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Rissreads
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My bookclub book choice. I have always wanted to read this book as I love the movie. This book has it all! I needed a bit of silliness in my life right now and this book didn‘t disappoint! This book was a delight! 🤩

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ELMyerholtz
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A tattered cover is the sign of a well-loved book. This one leaves them all behind. This has been my absolute favorite ever since my parents gave it to me for my 10th birthday. You got it all: adventure, romance, humor, fantasy, and truly at the core: heart.

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peanutnine
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I always meant to read this book since I love the classic movie so much. I'm glad I found the audio version because it is performed by Rob Reiner! He does a great job bringing the characters to life.
My favorite thing about the book was how the author explains his motives for abridging Morgenstern's original tale with "just the good parts" and his occasionally break of the fourth wall.
A quick listen but fun and heartwarming as expected ?

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Twainy
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📚 I love this book & the movie!

Well the book has everything you‘d ever want in a silly adventure!! The good guy (Westley), the girl (Buttercup), romance, some bad guys, sword fighting, hilarity & a happy ending!

I love the illustrated version. I‘ll always recommend it even if you start with the movie 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Come-read-with-me Completely agree! 1y
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wanderinglynn
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Look what Out of Print just released! TPB shirts!!!
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LibrarianRyan I might need to buy that one. 1y
wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan they‘re having a 20% off sale through the 14th. 1y
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AmyK1 Ooohhh. Going to go look now! 1y
rachelsbrittain Ooooo I might need this 😍 1y
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GypsyKat
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I had to share my new T-shirt with you all! ❤️❤️❤️

LibrarianRyan Love It 1y
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 1y
Soubhiville Oooo, exciting! 1y
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maich Beautiful❤ 1y
GypsyKat @LibrarianRyan @CaffeineAndCandy @Soubhiville @maich Thanks all! As a plus size woman I feel like I get extra excited when I find fandom stuff that fits. 😅💖 1y
wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️ 1y
Chrissyreadit @GypsyKat I feel the same way - not all plus sizes are actually plus sizes. 1y
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janerzy
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Rainy day. Re-reading this to heal a bad headache. I‘ve watched the movie for probably more than 4 times now - it always makes me happy.

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wanderinglynn
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😆😆😆

#litsyhumor

Blueberry 😁 1y
ajmayorquin 😆 1y
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Hooked_on_books Perfection!! 1y
Maryam9304 😁😁😁😁😁😁 1y
Crazeedi This is the name of my daughters kitty, lol. So perfect 1y
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏🤣😘 1y
MeganAnn 😂😂😂👏🏻❤️ 1y
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antivancrowe
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Goldman's writing was pretty good, it was fast-paced and flowed well. I was not a fan of Goldman as a character and was beginning to hate him by the end of the book. I didn't enjoy how he talked about his wife, or how he treated his son. I thought it was pretty gross. Also didn't enjoy how he treated women in his day today and I don't know if that's Goldman as a character or how he actually was as a person.

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antivancrowe
The Princess Bride | William Goldman

I love that Buttercup poured her heart out to Westley and his reaction is to shut the door in her face. So goddamned funny.

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Come-read-with-me
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I stayed by way too late (or early if you don‘t fall asleep until after the sun comes up!) re-reading this wonderful tale of true love & high adventure. I‘ve read it a number of times, but there is just something about the feel of the thick paper, the smell of leather, the visual appeal of the drawings,and of course the story that pulls me back. The book calls my name and I always say “As you wish!” It‘s a beautiful edition. ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 1y
Buechersuechtling Never heard of this before, so I have no idea what you‘re raving about. But I love your review. So full of book love. 😍 1y
JacqMac I have this one waiting on my TBR. It‘s beautiful. 1y
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rather_be_reading 🤩🤩 1y
bookswithbec I have three different versions of this book and it is one of my favorites😍 1y
Come-read-with-me @JacqMac I think you‘ll love it - just such a great story! 1y
Come-read-with-me @bookswithbec I‘m so jealous. This is such a great story! 1y
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AsYouWish
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Not really book related, but since my name is AsYouWish, I felt the need to share this wonderful meme I came across yesterday. It made me laugh!!

I would never wish to take a year out of my life however a redo would be amazing, like just a reset where maybe we could do things differently and have a different outcome.

Bookwomble 😂🤣 1y
CoffeeK8 😂😂😂 1y
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vonnie862
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A favorite. It's not perfect but I absolutely love this book! And of course I love the movie! This Deluxe Edition was worth the buy!
#theprincessbride #asyouwish #mynameisinigomontoya

JacqMac This is on my TBR stack. I just love looking at it. 2y
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eanderson 🤣🤣🤣 2y
EclecticBookLover @aroc 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
aroc @EclecticBookLover 🤣 I read it in the voice too! 2y
cathysaid @aroc @EclecticBookLover Right? How could you not? 2y
EclecticBookLover Its perfect! 😄 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Bread puns ftw!

Megabooks Lol! 2y
RachelAmphlett Love it🤣 2y
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vonnie862
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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We got a new game: The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game. It's a super fun collaborative game!

AkashaVampie @AsYouWish have u heard about this? 2y
AsYouWish @AkashaVampie Not this one, but I have another Princess Bride game that someone got me a couple years ago. (edited) 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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On my #bookquilt because I still remember finding this book while at the beach we always went to, at a little boardwalk alley bookstore we always went to and it was instalove. I also spent years as a teen looking for the original,unabridged book. Well played, William Goldman.

ravenlee My sister and I had our first real jobs at B Dalton in the late ‘90s, and she had someone come looking for the original, unabridged book, too. She also had someone looking for How Stella Got Her Groove - because How Stella Got Her Groove Back was clearly the sequel. One of those was an understandable mistake; the other was not. 😆 2y
Crazeedi What a gorgeous quilt 2y
MidnightBookGirl Hahaha @ravenlee! Maybe it was me, at least The Princess Bride reader. 😂 2y
emz711 So beautiful! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A few #forestgreencover books that I‘ve read.
#fallfinds

TrishB Lovely graphic ❤️ 2y
youneverarrived How gorgeous all together 💚 love the first two books. 2y
Eggs Beautiful collage💚💚 2y
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captainswan618
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oh yeah remember that time in 8th grade my friend and I did an impromptu (read: during class) photoshoot of my copy of the Princess Bride

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JacqMac
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I needed a pick me up. #bookhaul

Avanders A beautiful pick me up 😊 Hope it helps! 🤗💙 2y
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Lcsmcat
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The promised endpapers. I love a good book map!

Graciouswarriorprincess I love it! Beautiful! 2y
Freespirit And it‘s in colour!❤️ 2y
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Lcsmcat
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I realized after watching the #dumpTrumperdink reunion that my copy had gone missing (I‘m suspecting it‘s on one of my daughters‘ bookshelves.) So I ordered this beautiful edition, which came today along with my book club book. It‘s beautiful! I‘ll show the endpapers in another post.

Graciouswarriorprincess I loved that on Sunday. 2y
Lcsmcat @Graciouswarriorprincess It was great, wasn‘t it? 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Lcsmcat It was wonderful! I shot a couple minutes of video here and there and sent it to a friend in Canada. She loved it. One of my favorite parts was liarrrrr! 🤣 2y
Lcsmcat @Graciouswarriorprincess That was priceless, as was the mask comment from Elwes. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Lcsmcat Yes, the mask comment was priceless too! 2y
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