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BQP*?S1_; Authors: Publishers-News: Reviews: Comment
Some Striking Fiction?
Noteworthy War Books
By Willis Fletcher Johnson
An Epic of the Flesh
Unpleasant Commonplaces Un?
duly Exploited
.. , THE KDHCATION OF GRIFFITH
?r>i}is' Bj Charles G. Norria. I2mo, rp. 37?.
J7 p button A Co
SALT:
?Sa
It is ?a old as the hills, or at least
M old ss that hackneyed saying. Un
eoanted classes of colleg-e graduates in
all the centuries since lonj? before the
?ay? of Abelard bave passed through
"commencement day" to find that thsir
?esdemic education and instruction
were merely preparatory to the real
work and to the real learning of life.
Uncounted multitudes of ill-trained
and ill-instructed boys have been
shocked and corrupted by learning the
niV?teries of sexual generation from
their elder comrades instead of from
parents or teachers end have been
initiated into the degradation of horao
gextial vices in the same way. Innu?
merable young men have got drunk,
visited houses of prostitution, con?
tracted vile diseases and experienced
disgust at thoir own debauchery.
Everybody to whom the knowledge can
be profitable is already painfully aware
of these lamentable facts. It did not
need the writing of a novel to instruct
the?- ... ...
Our chief criticism of Mr. Norris's
work is twofold. First, because it gives
whst we must regard as an unjust and
incorrect impression of collcce life and
of college fraternity life. Mr. Norris
may not mean the fraternities of his
"St Cloud" to be taken as typical of
Greek letter fraternities in general. We
most certainly assume that he does not.
But we fear that the average reader
will so interpret the book, and with
good reason; and we insist that any
such representation of th-jse fraterni?
ties is altogether false and misleading.
Neither, perhaps, does he mean his
despicable "hero" to be taken as a type
of college men in general. Yet, if not,
why doe? hu pitchfork the odious fool
into such prominence? There is no
greater fallacy, no greater untruth,
than that college or university life is
useless to the man who is to enter in?
dustry or commerce. Yet the average
reader, again, would be jus'tified in as?
suming that this book was written to
propound and to support that fallacy.,
Our second objection is to the ex- i
ploitation in works of fiction for gen?
eral reading of themes which people of j
decent ins'tincts do net publicly dis?
cuss. That objection does not arise from
prudishness, nor is it based upon moral
considerations as they are commonly
conceived. A latrine is a necessary
thing, and its uses are certainly not
immoral, but we should hope not to be
charged with prudishness if we object?
ed to having it placed in the centre of
the drawing room. As one of our most
respected and authoritative predeces?
sors once observed on this page, it is
not a question of morals so much as
of common decency whether a man
should take off his trousers in the mar?
ket place.
Wo regret the more thus to criticise
this work because of the many ad?
mirable qualities which it displays and
of the fine craftsmanship of *the au
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lineation of characte , or in the cogent
and convincing1 narration and descrip?
tion of incidents. Few have written
with more sincere and earnest purpose.
And, whether we like it or not, and
whether we approve it or not, this book
is assuredly one that must be very
seriously reckoned with amid the im?
portant fiction of the day. Despite the
sordid and, as we must hope, atypic
character of some of his themes, we
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the novel writer's art, and must look
with delighted anticipation for further
works from his gifted pen.
Americanization
Rr7KIXI>LED FIRKS. By Joseph Anthony. Wlih
i colored froeUsDitce. l2mo, pp. 847. Henry
Holt * Co.
Americanization is the theme of Mr.
I Anthony's romance?his first, we are
?told. The hero is Stanislav Zabransky,
i in Bohemia; he here becomes Stanley
| Zabriskie. But, of course, there is far
| more than a change of name. The au
i thor with admirable skill has depicted
i the transformation of Old World ideals
I into American ambitions and the de
I velopment of fine Americanism out of
the best that is in Bohcmianism. The
i detailed and intricate narrative in
1 volves the. industrial, social, political
i and educational systems of America,
? and in both description and incident it
: is far less inclined to exaggeration than
most works on such themes and hap?
pily avoids the grave error of exploit?
ing exceptions as types. In general
I workmanship the book is worthy of a
i veteran craftsman instead of a novice,
and its marked excellence constrains us
gladly to look for further works from
I Mr. Arithpny as a fine enrichment of
i American literature.
j -;?'
Life's Vitalities
I THB KEYS OF BEATEN. By Clara E. Laughlln.
12rao, pp. 417. Tin- George H. Doran Company.
This is an unconventional and in?
teresting romance of a young and at?
tractive bachelor who accumulated his
wealth and success in the gold and sil?
ver mines of Mexico. In the rough
mining country Stephen Bellas is quite
a personage and is inveigled into mar?
riage with Lucille Harrod, whose sole
ambition in life is to possess an un?
limited bank account and to be at the)
top of the social ladder. Stephen, real?
izing the failure of his marriage, plans
a trip to Europe, and in Italy he meets
Eleanor Atwell, in whom he finds all
the ideals he held about women and
has-cherished from his boyhood, and
through whom he finds Bupreme happi?
ness.
Miss Laughlin has written a story
throbbing with human interest and
amusement and touching upon the vital
things of life. _
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Homely Views of the War
KEEPING DP WITH WmjAM. By Irrinj Bach?
elier. With cartoons by Gaar Williams. 12mo,
pp. 115. The Bobba-Marrtll Company.
Mr. Bachelier gives us a study of the
war in the guise of a series of mono?
logues from the quaint and homely
genius who some years ago inspired
his "Keeping Up With Lizzie." It is
a discussion of the Kaiser, and of the
war in g&neral, in homely, familiar
fashion, filled with racy humor and
with parables and similes drawn from
everyday life. It is entertaining read
ing, and is filled with food for serious
thought
-?
Engineers in War
THE FIGHTING ENGINEERS. By Fronds A.
Collins. Illustrated. 12mc* pp. 20ft. The
Century Company.
We have heard much f.bout our en?
gineers being sent to France and
Flanders, but, with the exception of a
few heroic incidents, we have heard
little of what they are doing there.
The fighting on the battlefront mo?
nopolize the daily news. Yet there
now and then a suggestion of the
vital importance which engineering
work is to tho winning of battles, while
to the thoughtful mind the magnitude,
variety and beneficence of it are be?
yond all expression.
In this lucid little volume Mr. Col?
lins gives a most vivid picture of that
work as it i% being performed by more
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boys in the Navy?what
they are doing and how
they are taken care of.
Some of his interesting 4
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inspiring in the highest degree as a
reminder that there is constructive as
well as destructive work in war, and
also that there is after all in the Amer?
icans and their Allies a degree of effi?
ciency to which the Hun has never
attained.
The Fighting Fleets
A Thrilling Record of Active
Service at Sea
THE FIGHTING FLEETS. By Ralph D. Patae.
Illustrated. 8to, pp. 393. Houghtou Mlfflln Com?
pany.
There Is a certain novelty in this
volume arising from the fact that
while we have been all but surfeited
Captain Charlea G. Norris
("Salt"; E. P. Dutton & Co.)
with tales of the war in the trenches
we have had very little about the work
of our sailors. Indeed, we fear that
, the average American is in danger of
regarding life in the navy as one of
elegant leisure, while the fact is that
it^is marked with intense activity and
with great effectiveness.
Mr. Paine, who is an expert sea
writer, has told the Btory of our
sailors' work in guarding merchant
ships, and transports and in ridding
the seas of Tirpitz's submersible
pirates. There is much to tell, of
cruising and fighting; but the best of
all is the disclosure of the fine spirit
of American seamen, on perceiving
which we are ready unhesitatingly to
approve the saying that "good men
with poor ships are better than poor
men with good ships." But happily
this work convinces us that we have
both good men and good Bhips in the
American navy.
?
In the Heart of the War
THE REAL-FRONT. By Arthur Hunt Chute. 8to.
pp. 809. Harper <b Bros.
The title of this book is not so much S
a geographical or topographical as &
psychological expression. True, there
is much in the volume about the
trenches and the fighting, and it is un?
commonly well told, as we might ex?
pect it to be by a member of the first
Canadian contingent, who had already
become a trained observer and corre?
spondent in the Balkan and Mexican
campaigns. But the best of it all is
the insight which it gives into the
hearts and minds of the soldiers, and
of the lofty ideals which are cherished
by those who are fighting against the
unspeakable Hun. The real front is
in the breasts of the men who hold
the line, and of it no truer picture
has been given than we may find in
these luminous and fascinating pages.
? ? i.
Another Genet
WAB LETTERS OF EDMOND GENET. Editad,
vith an introduction, by Grace Ellery Charming.
Trefatory nota by John Jay Chapman. Illus?
trated, 12mo, pp. xziv, 330. Charlea Bcribner's
Sons.
For a century and a quarter Ameri?
cans had held the name of "Citizen"
Genet in scorn, in derision, sometimes
in detestation, as that of a youth mis?
guided into mischievious malignancy
which well merited the crushing re?
buke which Washington bestowed; yet
have they also remembered gratefully
the clemency which, after all his of?
fences, gave him shelter and protec?
tion and enabled him to mend his ways
nnd become a useful and respected,
though not conspicuous, citizen of tho
land which he had so bumptiously ill
used.
But now and henceforth the same
name stands for another youth, the
great-great-grandson of the former,
whose splendid services as a legion?
ary and as an aviator have caused his
name to be inscribed very near the top
of the roll of our heroes and martyrs
in the great war. These letters, writ?
ten to his "Dear Little Mother" and
others, are indescribably filled to ov r
flowing with the spirit of youth, of joy,
of valor, of high devotion to patriotic
ideals and of that disregard of danger,
pain and death which only the rarest
bcroeB feel. Not before amid the
many fine "human documents" of the
war have we seen a finer spirit dis?
played, nor a nobler blending of the
exuberant humor of boyhood and the
thoughtful vision and firm resolution
of manhood. He fejl in air-hung battle
at the age of nineteen, the first Amer?
ican after America was in the war,
leaving our annals enriched with an?
other of "the immortal names that
were not born to die." _
The First Shot
for Liberty
By Corporal Onborne de VariU
Above all an American Book
by an American
Corporal de Vartla. the jrtrf-head>i
Irish-American who fired the FIRST
SHOT FOB AMERICA In the Word
War. comes from a herolo family
that participated In all our wars
from the Revolution down. His book
la a human document of a lad who
left a preparatory school to be
? among the tiret to serve his.country
J and has done so. With many
1 thrills and with frequent flashes
A of humor. he tells the story
from the time of his enlistment
In PERSHINO'S ARMY to his going
aboard ship, of the passage across,
with Its dangers; the tear
j bringing reception by the
I French people, life In the'
fs trenches and daring deeds,
of our boys on the ?ring
tine; the experience of be?
ing gassed and life In the
hospitals. It Is th? ex?
perience that others of our
boys may expect to find.
For and About Women?
Book News and Miscellany
New Womanhood
With a New Race in a New
World
ttpMKN WANTED. By Mabel PoUrr Daggett
lUustratod w-iih photographs. 8vo. pp. x, 381.
The George II. Duran Company.
"Formen must fight and women must
work."
This is practically the text that Mrs.
Daggett used for this very remarkable
book for women, not only in regard to
war work, but also the emancipation
of Women in general, especially tow?
ard an economic freedom. The war has
made possible a new place in the world
for women and has helped far toward
the "open door" movement into indus?
try and in'to the different professions. !
Formerly they had to batter their way
into commercial life, whereas now they
are invited in, by hugo posters plaa
Arthur Hunt Chute
("The Real Front"; Harper and Brothera.)
tered over all Europe, and lately In the
United States?"Women Wanted." The
war has even helped toward the com?
plete capitulation of suffrage, but not
in the old militant sense of the word.
To-day the radical suffragettes have
changed their slogan of "Votes for
Women" to "Work for Women," and
are war workers for their country's
cause and no't their own. What is
their ultimate aim, these emancipators
for freedom and citizenship? Will they
be willing to close the "open door"
after peace is made and have count
for naught the astounding record they
have made in the different industries
and commerce that have been opened
to them; the victory they have won
which not even the woman movement
of yesterday, with their stone-tjtrowing
and their fights with the police, could
accomplish?
In this new woman movement of to?
day, of giving the power of citizenship
to women, the author, a leading fem?
inist, makes it very clear that while the
women, the married women, because
of the war, probably have been forced
to earn their own living, that does not
mean that the woman should give up
her home and family for the sake of
her economic freedom, or forego the
rearing of a family, and that it does
not make her less feminine. On the
contrary, Mrs. Daggett points out that
through the advantage of a woman
knowing she is economically inde?
pendent she is better equipped to take
care of her home. In the factory she
is taught to dOrOrie thing well, whereas
in the home she did many things, per?
haps not excelling in one thing. As
Mrs. Daggett sayB: "It's Just like this
about people: We've been trying to
have too many. When Mrs. Smith in
London or New York, or Frau Schmidt
in Berlin, has six or eight or more
children in, say, two rooms, some of
them are going to have rickets and
some of them are going to have tuber?
culosis, and some of them are going
into penal institutions. So that when
you come to want them for the army
you find that one in four has failed.
Why. even chickens would. A poultry
fancier does not presume to try to
raise a brood of chickens in quarters
too crowded for their development.
"The unlimited increase that crowds
children from the cradle to the coffin,
in the haste to make room for more,
has been the fatal force that has im
! pelled nations teeming with too many
people to make war for territorial ex
? pansion. We shall not blot out from
I civilization the Prussian military ideal
! until we have likewise effaced the
Prussian maternity ideal of reckless
reproduction. That the cradles of the
world may never again spill over the
I nations myst rise from the peace table
with a new population policy. In the
'birth politics' of the future there must
be birth control. When children are
scarce, they are dear. See France!
The rising value of a baby may yet
lift the curse of Eve!"
The author was sent to Europe to
study the new situation created by
woman, and her book is a most amaz?
ing record of the new order of thines
that she witnessed in England and
France and that is gradually taking
bold In the United States. Mrs. Dag
gett has revealed the new opportunities
for women In the different trades and
professions, even prophesying that ,
women shall eventually have a i
voice in government. This book is a I
great battle cry for the rally of all ?
women for the democracy of both
sexes. _ And beside the dramatic quai-!
ity of' the book i't is one that every !
woman should read and study, for it is ;
very remarkable in its judicious inter
pretation of the New Woman Move- i
ment whose ultimate aim is a New
World for a New Race. H. A. H.
Mobilization for War Service
MOBILIZING WOMAN-POWER. By Harriot Btan
ton Blatch. With a foreword by Theodore Roose- I
reit. Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 195. The Woman's
Press,
We must, in a measure, differentiate
betwepn man-power and woman-power,
in character and functions, but not in
value and necessity to the state. Never
before was the service of women needed
in war so much as now, and never was
it so generally and effectively given;
which is eminently fitting, seeing that
never before was war so hideously and
obscenely waged against womanhood as
it has been and is being waged by the
savage myrmidons of the Blond Beast.
It was Mrs. Blatch's purpose in writ?
ing this book to reveal to the women
of America their intense interest in
this war, the part that is being played
-?-and suffered?by their sisters "over
there," the ways in which they can
help the governmenl and the ways in
which the government needs their help.
Timely, illuminating and inspiring, it
is a book which every American woman,
suffragist or anti-suffragist, would do
well to read; and if the men should
read it, too, so much the better.
"The Law and the Lady"
MArDS, WIVES AND WIDOWS By Hose Falls
Bros. 12mo, pp. MT. E. P. Dutton Se Co.
The status of women under the laws
of the nation and the various Btates is
the subject of our story; and in mas?
terful?should we say mistressful??
manner is it handled. Being rational
people, we do not expect a technical
compendium of forty-nine statute-books
in a single pocket-size volume. But
what we do get somewhat beyond our
expectation is a singularly lucid and
comprehensive conspectus of all the
legislation in question, sufficiently de?
tailed to serve the layman's needs and
sufficiently suggestive to be of direct?
ing value to the professional reader.
To pur mind, every woman should sys?
tematically study law, as she does the
three "Rs '; and to the multitude who
have not done so, as well as to those
who have, this volume will be a veri?
table treasure.
A Long Way to Paris
LITTLE JOURNEYS TOWARD PARIS: 19H-1018.
By Simeon Strunsky. With map and plans.
12mo, pp. 84. Henry Holt & Co.
This is most excellent fooling. It
purports to be a translation of Will?
iam Hohenzollern's guidebook to Paris
by various routes?by way of the
Lusitania, by way of Verdun, by way
of Amiens, and then Somme, by way
of Gott, etc. The fine compound of
burlesque, irony, satire, and what not
makes it at once irresistibly witty and
scathingly condemnatory of the King
ol the Huns. It is by all odds one
of the cleverest skits on the war that
we have seen.
A Note From a Fighter
THE FIRST SHOT FOR LIBERTY. By Corporal
Osbomo do Varlla. Illustrated with photographs.
12mo, pp. 223. Tho John C. Winston Company.
Though war books may come and
war books may go, and there have been
many of them during the past year?
good, bad and indifferent?we never?
theless find something new in each
volume to stir our hearts and fill our
throats with a thrill of patriotism for
those boys and their cause, which is
our cause, some new experience told
in a new way, the different phases of
modern warfare. In this book of Cor?
poral de Varila's we have an entirely
new experience to thrill over, as ha
was with Pershing's first expeditionary
force, and had the great good luck and
honor to fire the first shot that an?
nounced America's entry into the
great war for freedom and humanity!
Corporal do Varila comes from a
family of born fighters who have had
a hand in all our wars from the Revo?
lution down, so it was perfectly natural
that he should want to enlist upon the
entry of the United States into the
world war, especially as he had a great
deal of French blood in his veins. In
this very interesting volume, generous?
ly sprinkled with humor, we find his
personal experiences, from going
aboard ship, the training in France and
the life in the trenches, punctuated
with miraculous accounts of valor per?
formed by our boys on the firing line.
There is one thing that strikes a very
clear note and a ringing message to
the people that are helping the boys in
their fight "over there," and that is the
point emphasized by the author, that
after the second Liberty Loan there
was a notable difference in the food
and clothing of the soldiers:
"The food improved wonderfully
after the raising of the second Lib?
erty Loan over in America. The
folks at home must back us to their
last cent if we are to win this war.
Money talks harder right now in
France than at any time in the his?
tory of the world. There must be a
constant stream of cash from the
pockets of Americans if we are to
keep men and munitions pouring
into the fighting zone."
By mentioning this condition in his
book Corporal de Varila does not infer
that we are not backing our men as we
should, but emphasizes the fact that
we must help hero in the only way that
we can be of help to them, by con?
tributing all the funds that we can
possibly rake and scrape together.
For it is the man behind the man that
fires the gun that makes it possible
I for him to fire the gun. This book is
more of a human document than just a
by
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A Plea for the Protective
Consolidation of Democracies
"If we scattered democracies," says the
author, "are to use our power effectively
against a group of States geographically
contiguous, and unified militarily and po?
litically by the predominant power of one
member, we must achieve a unification
equally effective."
Mr. Angel? points out how this unity may
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. ???.. - Clean literature and clean Womanhood are the Keystones of Civilization:
j ?this aphoristically defines the ideals of The Devin-Adair !mprint.\\
No good Woman ever married a man except for love?for life
No real Man ever married a woman except for love?for life
With this book the comrade of all men and women a
Bachelor in time will be an ignored novelty?and
as for Spinsters there will be few if any in the
world old enough to shy at a mirror.
GREAT WIVES - MOTHERS
By REV. HUGH FRANCIS BLUNT
The Boston Editor, Writer and Poet
This is the age of War and?Woman. In the War history is re?
peating with horror-laden emphasis. In Woman's dominating ac?
tivities are we to have a rebirth of the Eleventh Century? There
is no middle course for Woman; her influence is infinite, and
eternal in results, for she leads to Heaven or lures to Hell.
The real?not imaginary?exemplars, so entertainingly
penned for the reader, will be of interest, vital and
ever-guiding interest, to every woman, single
or married?every man, too, in this
materialistic and depressing age.
The Divorce ratio in the larger cities is one in seven to one in
three?bad enough, truly; but just as surely as "you cannot be a
little bit married?or a little bit dead," the thousands of thought?
less, hasty and fly-by-night war marriages will send the average of
domestic upheavals to panic figures. "GREAT WIVES AND
MOTHERS" will help to turn houses into homes?will assur?
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a picayune?the kind that lasts.
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JsTHE DEVIN-ADAIR COMPANY, Publishers, 437 KW, Ave., New York:
war book; it is a collection of experi?
ences that cannot well afford to be
missed, as they are the experiences
that many of our boys will undergo.
Book News
Authors and Publishers and
Their Doings
W. W. Ellsworth, former president of
the Century Company, is now lecturing
?t the various cantonments throughout
the country, his subject being "The
Huns."
The John Lane Company will publish
next month "Out to Win: The Story of
America in France," by Lieutenant
Coningsby Dawson, who was sent to
France under the British Foreign Of?
fice to make a study of what is being
planned and accomplished by the Amer?
ican army; "The White Road of Mys?
tery: The Note Book of an American
j Ambulancier," by Philip Dana Orcutt,
and "The Rough Road," by William J.
Locke. The last is the story of "Dog?
gie" Trevor's evolution from a human
"toy Pom" to a glorious "Tommy"
"somewhere in France."
Marshall Jones Company announces
for publication late this month or early
in July "New York and Other Verses,"
by Frederick Mortimer Clapp. The au?
thor is serving with the 22dj| Aero
Squadron of the American expedition?
ary forces in France, and has just been
made Acad?mico d'Onore de San Luca,
an unusual honor for an American poet
to be recognized by an Italian academy.
Doubleday, Page & Co. will bring out
on September 13 "The Black Watch,"
by Scout Joe Cassells, formerly of the
Black Watch Regiment. The book is
sub-titled "A Record in Action," it be- i
ing the author's account of his impres- !
sions of the many engagements fought
by this famous regiment. The same
firm has in course of preparation
"Home Canning, Drying and Preserv?
ing," a new book by Mrs. A. Louise
Andrea. The author was the official lect?
urer upon foods and cookery at the
Pan-America.n Exposition in 1915, where
she was awarded the diploma and gold
medal. The author has been appointed
to lecture at the New York Interna?
tional Exposition, which opens this
month.
"Ozias Humphry, R. A.," by Dr. G. C.
Wi'iiamson, was in preparation in 1914,
bu. was withheld from publication by
th? John Lane Company on account of
thf war. Owing to the interest aroused
in the artist by the famous "Romney
Case," it was decided to publish it at
once. It is illustrated in color, photo?
gravure and black and white.
The Columbia University Press will
shortly publish "The Army and the
Law," by Garrard Glenn, of the New
York Bar, an associate professor in the
School of Law, Columbia University.
Robert J. Shores announces for pub?
lication on August 29 "American Pep,"
a story of the American Secret Service
and German intrigue within the United
States.
Small, Maynard & Co., Inc., have
moved from their offices on Beacon
Street into new and larger quarters on
Mount Vernon Street, on top of Bos?
ton's historic Beacon Hill.
Joseph Anthony, whose first novel,
"Rekindled Fires" (Henry Holt & Co.),
was received so well by the critics,
is nnother author who has joined our
fighting forces. Mr. Anthony has only
just passed his majority and has joined
the navy as a wireless operator.
The American Association for Inter?
national Conciliation, which has adopt?
ed as its slogan "Peace Through Vic?
tory," will distribute free through the
country, as patriotic propaganda, some
100,000 copies of Prince Lichnowsky's
memorandum, translated by Professor
Munroe Smith, of Columbia University.
The author of "Injurious Insects and
Useful Birds," a forthcoming issue in
the Lippincott Farm Manual Series, is
known as "Bug" Washburn, to distin?
guish him from "Milk" Washburn, who
is the author of "Productive Dairying,"
another Farm Manual. F. L. Washburn
is professor of Entomology at the Uni?
versity of Minnesota.
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