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The Mill on the Floss
The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot
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Lucy.1998
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Tried starting this a few weeks ago but was put off by the status it carries and never actually managed to pick it up... it‘s sometimes so hard to overlook everything you hear and try to just enjoy a book for what it is but I‘m going to give it another go🤞🏼
in love with the app Book Breeze - helps track how quick I am reading and how much longer I have to go!! Going to use it for motivation until I get engrossed and enjoy this for what it is :)

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I'm having a dilemma. Which book do I start the #20BooksofSummer, Reading with Style and Reading Women challenges with?

Do I start with one of the classics? This stack of great Canadian fiction? Or the other two which sound really great too?

I need help deciding! Which one would you choose?

Tamra So hard to choose, they all look wonderful! 6mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra oh come on Tamra! You're no help here! 😂😂 6mo
Tamra @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I know!!! I read Mill on the Floss long ago and recall enjoying, but I like “moldy oldies.” 😜 6mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra I was actually thinking of starting with that one. I do want to read all of them, but just can't decide which one to start with! 6mo
cathysaid Moldy vote over here as well. 🙋‍♀️ Can‘t go wrong with Eliot! @Tamra 6mo
Tamra @cathysaid 🙌🏾 6mo
umbrellagirl I vote for the orange 🐧 penguin 6mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Ok. I was told earlier to go with East of Eden too @umbrellagirl @DivineDiana and Mill in the Floss is my most recent bookstore purchase @cathysaid ! So I'm clearly going to kick off my summer reading v 6mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Ah!!! Kick off my summer reading challenges with the classics!! 6mo
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T.S.McLellan
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I was struck by the writing, the analysis of the motives and reasons for the feelings held by the central characters and their extended family. Ms. Eliot occasionally ignores traditional grammar rules to confide her opinions to the readers, which is a playful way to break the rules. Whilst she created her microcosm of humanity a century and a half ago, it is pertinent today. Alas, it had a tragic ending.

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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Tragic and hard to get through

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gradcat
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 2 - #BehindTheWheel)

*Behind the [mill] wheel, perhaps? Don‘t know, but maybe we should ask Maggie?

Crazeedi I like! 7mo
merelybookish Nice!! 7mo
rohit-sawant Cool interpretation! 👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
BiblioLitten 😎 nice! 7mo
gradcat @Crazeedi @merelybookish @rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten Thanks folks! Nice of you all to comment—I love it! 🥰 7mo
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Karisa
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1. If you've read it, you'll probably understand why.
2. Goal is to bring a lunch. Reality is to work at desk through it...
3. From the past week? Trying to open my classroom door by pressing car unlock button on key... 🤣
4. Cardamom and bookstores
5. Blue American

Thanks, @howjessreads for the great #Friyayintro each week!

julesG I've done #3 with my flat door. Luckily no one was around to see it. 10mo
suzisteffen 1. YES I DO. 😮😓😭😡😡😡 10mo
Karisa @julesG Glad I'm not alone on that one. I pressed it three times expecting to hear a click. Would be kind of nice to have that feature on regular doors. 😁 10mo
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Karisa @suzisteffen Right?! Read it in high school. It was the first book I have ever literally thrown. 10mo
BarbaraJean @julesG @Karisa I frequently try to open my car by waving my work badge/key card at its door. Also bathroom doors. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
suzisteffen @Karisa GEORGE ELIOT HOW COULD U 10mo
julesG @BarbaraJean I haven't tried that yet. Yet! 10mo
howjessreads Hahaha!! Have totally tried to open my office door with my car key fob before! 10mo
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Leniverse
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My daughter is nearing the end of the book. It‘s been great following her journey. Exclamations like, “Enough of Mr. Tulliver already, I want to hear about Maggie. ...oops.”, “Tom, you‘re an idiot”, “Argh, Mrs Glegg is so horrible!”, “Oh no, Mrs Tulliver, there‘s no way this can backfire now, is there?”, “I ship Maggie and Phillip”, “OMG Stephen you‘re a madman, someone call the police!” 😂
Can‘t wait to see what she thinks of the ending. 😬

Nute Love, love, love this!🙌🏽 13mo
tpixie Awesomeness!! ♥️❤️♥️ 13mo
Bklover 💙💙👏👏💙💙 13mo
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batsy Love this!! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🙂 haha! 💗 13mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 13mo
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Leniverse
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My daughter's entry for #DrawItOut #minichallenges in the #readathon
The text got cropped a bit in the upload, but reads "The Mill on the Floss. (Tom being an idiot.)"

@DeweysReadathon

Moray_Reads Accurate 14mo
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Leniverse
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The school won't let my 11 y/o read YA because of potential mature content. So my daughter decided to just go straight for the grown up stuff. At a 9.9 rating this is the most difficult book she could find, within her range, that isn't labelled YA. I'm a bit gobsmacked. 😆 Like... there are no troubling themes here that can be hard to access for the pre-teen mind?! I told her I'm impressed and available for questions and discussion.

julesG That is most impressive and infuriating at the same time. 1y
LeahBergen 🙄 1y
mcipher Wow, that‘s ridiculous! Shouldn‘t you get a say in what‘s appropriate to read?! 1y
Leniverse @mcipher Another parent has just told me that her daughter had the same problem last year, and they wrote a letter and she was allowed the YA books. But I wish the English teacher or librarian would give them some guidance/suggestions, instead of just letting them lose on whatever fits their vocabulary. Still, I‘m curious to see if my daughter will actually get through The Mill on the Floss, and get something out of it! 1y
mcipher True. If they said “maybe not that one, but here is something else just as good” instead of just “no, figure it out”. I‘m lucky my son hasn‘t ever run into that I guess! 1y
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Butterfinger
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Mehso-so

Classic Victorian literature. It was a lot more readable than other British lit. I'll read more of her work. I enjoyed the young years of Maggie and appreciated her yearning for affection from her older brother whom she adored, yet he only tolerated. Eliot chose a male name to keep her private life out of the news (affairs with married men) #agameoffavorites @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG

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PickwickPlockPlock
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A parcel from the generous @Sarah83 arrived! Danke Sarah! So many literary goodies 😍, the notebook, the lovely bookmark (not only for nights 😄), that beautiful little edition of The Mill on the Floss (I have never read it!), and the tasty liquorice. Mjamm! (My husband approves, he's a big liquorice fan.)
Thank you so much for the gifts and for hosting the challenge in the first place. And who knew that the german post could be that fast?

Sarah83 I am still a bit irritated... 😍 Glad you like everything. 😏 1y
PickwickPlockPlock @Sarah83 Love it! 😘 1y
Sarah83 Need to tell me, what you think about the book 💖😍 1y
PickwickPlockPlock @Sarah83 Will do! 💕 1y
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RachelAmphlett
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I‘ve been on the road since attending CrimeFest mid-May - writing, researching for my British detective series, plotting and doing some author talks at bookstores and libraries around Kent. This is where I‘ve been staying this past week - I always wanted to live in a water mill!

#history #research

Arcana It‘s lovely! 1y
CarolynM Beautiful😍 1y
GabrielleDubois I think water mills are beautiful but it must be too noisy at night... 1y
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minkyb Fabulous! 1y
RachelAmphlett @GabrielleDubois the wheel wasn‘t turning on this one, but yes - I suspect if it was I‘d rearrange the mill to have the bedrooms on the other side of the building 😀 1y
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Leftcoastzen
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feeling #blue , looking at books makes me feel better !
#readingresolutions. 💙

Suet624 Gorgeous. 2y
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Leannr
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I am sick... but that means hot whiskeys and boooooooooks! ....and cakes 👌🏻

SilversReviews Feel better. 2y
Leannr Thanks so much! @SilversReviews 2y
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Leannr
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Books for me, sports for him, pints for all! 📖⚽️🍻

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julieloverofbooks
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Visited my library book sale and found these amazing editions of some of George Eliots work 😊. #classics #usedbookshavesoul

Texreader Awesome!!! 2y
rubyslippersreads Great finds! 😍📚 2y
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The.Book.Drunkard
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BarbaraBB
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I liked somt parts of this book much better than others. Occasionally I thought it all a bit too sweet, with an overkill of bonnets, table linen and tenderness. Take cousin Lucy for example, people like her don't exist in real life, do they?!
In contrast, I really liked the discussions within the Dodson clan. Last but not least: the end. That shows the real lovestory. And I didn't see it coming. #1001books

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I'm an Eliot fan, so I enjoyed this book. The story follows the fluctuations in the fortunes of a family that occupies a mill on the Floss River. (I love alliteration!) The main character, Maggie, is a child at the beginning, but grows into a beautiful, intriguing young woman. Her propensity for metaphorical self-immolation irritates me, but she is still a fascinating character. Beautiful prose and thorough exploration of difficult moral issues.

GhostStories Nice review! 2y
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HotCocoaReads
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Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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"The religion of the Dodsons consisted in revering whatever was customary and respectable: it was necessary to be baptised, else one could not be buried in the churchyard, and to take the sacrament before death as a security against more dimly understood perils; but it was of equal necessity to have the proper pall-bearers and well-cured hams at one's funeral, and to leave an unimpeachable will," (290).

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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"It was very hard upon him that he should be put at this disadvantage in life by his father's want of prudence; but he was not going to complain and to find fault with people because they did not make everything easy for him. He would ask no one to help him, more than to give him work and pay him for it," (239). Hmmm . . . very different attitude from most of our millennials today!

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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"Poor child! It was very early for her to know one of those supreme moments in life when all we have hoped or delighted in, all we can dread or endure, falls away from our regard as insignificant--is lost, like a trivial memory, in that simple, primitive love which knits us to the beings who have been nearest to us, in their times of helplessness or of anguish," (211).

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Jilljemmett
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This is one of my favourite nineteenth century novels! It has an amazing ending.
#rockinmay (The River) - The Mill On The Floss

#bookblogger #bookstagram

merelybookish This was my pick too! 3y
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merelybookish
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@katedensen posted about Bridge to Terabithia, which reminded me of this other sad book set on #theriver. Broke my heart when I read it years ago. Life was not fair to Maggie Tulliver.😥 And her brother was a jerk! I think it's somewhat based upon Eliot's own childhood.
#rockinmay @cinfhen

katedensen So glad I've inspired this trail of watery depression 😂 3y
Cinfhen I was just gonna say "Cry Me A River" ??? @katedensen (edited) 3y
katedensen @Cinfhen Hahah. Is it wine o'clock yet? 3y
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Leelee08
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Pickpick

Just finished this amazing Victorian novel and I feel like I need some major grief counseling. Damn, this was a good book. I'm going to read all of Eliot's novels now.💚😩

raeintheworld Middlemarch is amazing. 3y
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Leelee08
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This is my #aprilTBR, plus all the ones I haven't finished from March. Some of these are for school, and some of these are just for me.😍📚🎓#aprilbookshowers

lynneamch Ooh. Looking forward to what ypu think of Mill on the Floss. I saw Ann Patchett speak a couple weeks ago. She said she hardly has time to read anything but ARCs since opening her bookstore, but she and a friend are going to buddy read Mill. 3y
Leelee08 @lynneamch I'm reading it for school and I'm liking it so far! 3y
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Erimitsu
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So I lost Reading Bingo for 2016. It was Mill on the Floss that slowed me down! It's ok, it was worth while read. As per the deal, I am currently reading Dan Simmons Hyperion and am enjoying it so far.

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Leniverse
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...the mysterious complexity of our life is not to be embraced by maxims...

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Leniverse
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Maggie is in some ways a very mature 19 year old. "...if life did not make duties for us before love comes - love would be a sign that two people ought to belong to each other (...) but I see one thing quite clearly - that I must not, cannot seek my own happiness by sacrificing others."
Now if only she could also learn to separate both infatuation and gratitude mixed with pity from love...

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Leniverse
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Character is destiny - but only in accordance with whatever circumstances take place. This is not going to be my favourite George Eliot, but I do enjoy her somewhat sardonic observations.

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Leniverse
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That is the path we all like when we set out on our abandonment of egoism - the path of martyrdom and endurance, where the palm-branches grow, rather than the steep highway of tolerance, just allowance, and self-blame, where there are no leafy honours to be gathered and worn.

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Leniverse
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It is something cruelly incomprehensible to youthful natures - this sombre sameness in middle-aged and elderly people whose life has resulted in disappointment and discontent, to whose faces a smile becomes so strange that the sad lines all about the lips and brow seem to take no notice of it, and it hurries away again for want of welcome. 'Why will they not kindle up and be glad sometimes?' thinks young elasticity. 'It would be so easy(...)'

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Leftcoastzen
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Sometimes you want classic spines. Yay George!#bookriot #riotgrams #day21 #coolspines

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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"In their death they were not divided" (Even though in life he was emotionally abusive to her)

Leniverse Word! 3y
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KaatjeH
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The #endpaper of my copy of this book printed in 1918

JazzFeathers I'm so envious. I love old books.. 3y
JazzFeathers And this is gorgeous:) 3y
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jdtchicago

If you deliver an opinion at all, it is mere stupidity not to do it with an air of conviction and well-founded knowledge. You make it your own in uttering it, and naturally get fond of it.

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ladyclassics
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Closing this one literally left me in tears. I watched Maggie and Tom grow up from the sweet bliss of childhood into the incessant hardships of adulthood. I rooted for Maggie to listen to her profound soul and intelligent wit as she struggled with being the outcast. I felt both understanding and detest for Tom's quintessential tendencies of the patriarchal Victorian man. While it's the end of this adventure, it's just my beginning with Eliot ♡

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ladyclassics
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"The place where you are is the one where my mind must live, wherever I might travel. And remember that I am unchangeabley yours: yours--not with selfish wishes, but with a devotion that excludes such wishes." ♡

When you have to eat dinner at some point but you are within the most poignant moments of your book...priorities at their finest! Oh, and don't forget the wine ;)

teainthelibrary HAHA nice wine glass!! I'll save one for you this year.. 3y
ladyclassics OMG I was going to ask you if you could get me a "Witch way to the wine" one!! It broke a few weeks ago and I was seriously heart broken...it was my favorite one ever!! :( @teainthelibrary 3y
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ladyclassics
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This book is rising George Eliot up to
the title of my favorite Victorian female author. It's been a beautiful recollection of the vicissitudes of familial relations in the 19th century, with an unconventional heroine who gains the reader's empathy from the first chapter. Eliot has proved to be a true realist thus far in her vignettes of working class life, and I'm excited/nervous to get to the arriving conclusion of this poignant piece of work.

MrBook Nice pairing! I agree with you about Eliot. And welcome to @Litsy! I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
ladyclassics Thank you!! I am so happy to have finally found my people ;) @MrBook 3y
MrBook ☺️👏🏻 3y
teainthelibrary Loveeeee this cover Kiawna! Those editions are my favorites! 3y
ladyclassics Isn't it great?!? I got it from a traveling used book sale that goes to college campuses twice a semester. Such a find!! ♡ @teainthelibrary 3y
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DreeMorris
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Today, I choose this book as my favorite classic. I cannot find my copy 😱, but this will do. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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DreeMorris
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Today, I choose this book as my favorite classic. I cannot find my copy 😱, but this will do. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Lise
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Only a handful of books have ever made me cry, but this is one if them. I keep coming back to a chapter that perfectly describes that feeling of knowing you're doing something wrong but at the same time being immobilised and unable to change it. If that makes sense - can't even describe it here which is why you should read the book! Middlemarch gets all the attention but this one is my fave of hers (+ it's shorter too)!

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Nagisa.F
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We judge others according to results; how else? __ not knowing the process by which the results are arrived at.

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GhostStories
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It was one of those moments of implicit revelation which will sometimes happen even between people who meet quite transiently--on a mile's journey, perhaps, or when resting by the wayside. There's always this possibility of a word or look from a stranger to keep alive the sense of human brotherhood.

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