I grew, a happy, healthy child in a bright world of illustrated books, clean sand, orange trees, friendly dogs, sea vistas and smiling faces.
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All the information I have about myself is from forged documents.
The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning.
Poor Knight he really had two periods, the first - a dull man writing broken English, the second - a broken man writing dull English.
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