THE MEDINA SENTINEL, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 4, 1914
CHAPTER I At their home on the
frontier between the Browns and
Grays Marta Galland and her mother,
entertaining Colonel Westerling of
the Grays, see Captain Lanstron, staff
Intelligence officer of the Browns, in
jured by a fall in his aeroplane.
CHAPTER II Ten years later.
Westerling, nominal vice but real
chief of staff, reinforces South La Tir,
meditates on war, and speculates on
the comparative ages of himself and
Marta, who is visiting in the Gray
CHAPTER III Westerling calls on
Marta. She , tells him of her teach
ing children the follies of war and
martial patriotism, begs him to pre
vent war while he is chief of staff,
and predicts that if he makes war
against the Browns he will not win.
CHAPTER IV On the march with
the 53rd of the Browns Private
Stransky, anarchist, decries war and
played-out patrotism and is placed
under arrest. Colonel Lanstron over
hearng, begs him off saying the an
archist will fight well when enraged
'and is "all man."
CHAPTER V Lanstron calls on
'Marta at her home. He talks with
Feller, the gardner. Marta tells Lan
Btrom that she believes Feller to be a
spy. Lanstron confesses it is true.
, CHAPTER' VI Lanstron ; shows
! Marta a telephone which Feller has
concealed in a secret passage under
the tower for use to benefit the
Browns in war emergencies, pointing
out its value as being in the center of
the fighting zone in case of war.
Marta consents for it and Feller to
remain for the present Lanstron de
clares his love for Marta.
CHAPTER . VII Westerling and
the Gray premier plan to use a tri
vial international affair to forment
warlike patrotism- in army and pec
pie and striking before declaring war.
Partow, Brown chief of staff, and
Lanstron, made vice, discuss the
trouble, and the Brown defenses. Par
tow reveals his plans to Lanstron.
..CHAPTER YHIrAt .the, frontier
the two armies lie crouched for at
tack and defense, , In. the town with
the. non-combatants fleeing from the
danger zone. Martha hears her child
pupils recite the peace oath. .
CHAPTER IX The Gray army
crosses the boarder line and attacks.
The Browns check them. Artilery,
infantry, areoplanes, dirigibles en
gage. Stanskyrising to make the
anarchist speech of his life,' draws the
Gray artilery fire. Nicked by a shrap
nef splinter he goes Berserk and
'fights "all a man."
J CHAPTER X Martha ; has her
first glimpse' of war in its modern,
cold, scientific, murderous brutality.
She allows the telephone to remain.
1 "You engineers, take your rifles
land bayonet into anything that wears
i "Get back, you men by the tree, to
avoid their hand-grenades! Form up
behind them, everybody!"
' "No matter It they do get in at first!
Back, you men, from under the tree!"
There was not a single rifle-shot. In
a silence like that before the word to
' lire in a duel,' all orders were heard
and the more readily obeyed because
'jJDellarme's foresight had impressed
jtheir sense uporf the men in his quiet
i The sand-bags ' by the tree were
blown1 up by the Grays. ' Then, before
the. dust had . hardly settled, came a
' half score of hand-grenades thrown by
; jthe first men of a Gray wedge, scram
bling as they, were pushed through
jthe' breach' by the pressure of the
'tnas8 behind. In that final struggle
of ene set of men to gain and another
jto hold a position, guns or automatics
or long-range bullets played no part
":It was the grapple of cold steel with
icold steel and muscle with muscle, in
Ithe billowing, twisting mob of wres
itlers, with no sound from throats but
Retraining breaths; with no quarter, no
''distinction of person, and bloodshot
r -eyea and faces hot with the effort of
brute strength striving, in primitive
'desperation, to kill in' order not to be
jkilled. The cloud of rocking, writhing
;arms and shoulders was neither go
ing forward nor backward. Its move
jment was that of a vortex, while the
' gray stream kept on pouring through
ithe breach as if It were only the first
; fflood from come gray lake on the
Mother side of the breastwork.
'. Marta had come to the edge of the
'fveranda, at once drawn and repelled,
Reeling the fearful suspense of the
combat the savage horror of it and
iherself uttering sounds like the strain
; ;ing breaths of the men. What a place
for her to bel But she did not think
!of that She was there. - The dreadful
alchemy' of "war-'hadmadref
.btranger Jo herself. She wfl.ms.a;
they were macr;- all the
' One minute two, perhaps not
three and the thing was over. She
saw the Grays being crushed back and
realized that the Browns had won,
jwhile the last details of the lessening
'tumult fixed her attention with their
'gladiatorial simplicity. Here, indeed,
jit was a case of man to man with the
weapons nature gave him
! "I thought so!" cried Feller. "At
tacks on frontal positions by daylight
are going out of fashion!"
i it was ne wno merciruiiy arrested
;the shower of hand-grenades that fol
lowed the exit of the enemy. Two of
'the guns of the castle batteries, hav
ing changed their position, were mak
ing havoc enough at pointblank range,
iwith a choice of targets between
jthe Grays huddled on the other side
j of the breastwork and those In retreat
i One of the Grays, his cheek bearing
jthe mark of a boot heel, raised him
;self, and, in defiance and the satisfac
tion of the thought to his bruises and
Ihumiliation, pointing hlB finger at Fel
iler, Marta heard him say:
I "You there, in your straw hat and
blue blouse, they've seen you a man
i fighting and not in uniform! If they
Jcatch you it will be a drumhead and a
I firing squad at dawn!'
i "That's eo !" replied Feller gravely.
"But they'll have to make a better
job of it than you fellows did if they're
! He turned away abruptly but did not
move far. His shoulders relaxed into
the gardener's stoop, and he pulled
his hat down over his eyes and low
ered his head as if to hide his face.
He was thus standing, inert when a
.division etaff -officer galloped into the
i t "Where is Major Dellarme?"
I When he saw Dellarme's still body
he dismounted and in a tide of feel
ing which, for the moment, submerged
all thought of the machine, stood,
head bowed and cap off, looking down
at Dellarme's face.
; "I was very fond of him! He was at
school when f was teaching there.
But a good death a soldier's death!"
he said. "I'll write to hie mother my
self." Then the voice of the machine
spoke. "Who is in command?"
"I am, sir!" said the callow lieuten
ant, coming up. But the men of the
? ; "BerLStransky I " , they roared. S
It was not according to military eti
quette,' but military etiquette meant
nothing to- them now. They ' were
above it in veteran superiority.
"Where's Stransky?" demanded the
"You're looking at him!" replied
Stransky with a benign grin.
Seeing that Stransky was only a pri
vate, the officer frowned at the anom
aly when a lieutenant was present,
then smiled in a way that accorded
the company parliamentary rights
which he thought that they had fully
"Yes, and he gets one of those iron
crosses!" put in Tom Fraglni.
"Yes the first cross for Bert of the
"And well let him make a dozen
anarchist speeches a day!"
"Yes, yes!" roared the company.
"The ayea have It!" the officer an
nounced cheerfully. He lifted his cap
to Marta. With tender regard and
grave reverence for that company, he
took extreme care with his next re
mark lest a set of men of such dy
namic spirit might repulse him as an
invader. "The lieutenant is in com
mand for the present, according to
regulations," he proceeded. "You will
retire immediately to positions 48 and
49 A J by the castle road. You have
done your part. Tonight you sleep
and tomorrow you rest"
Sleep! Rest! Where had they
heard those words before? Oh, yes,
in a distant day. before they went to
war! Sleep and rest! ' Better far than
an iron cross for every man in the
company! 'They could go now with
something warmer in - their hearts
than consciousness of duty well done;
but this time they need not go until
their dead as well as their wounded
were removed, "
Feller started to pass around the
corner. of the house; he was confront
ed by Marta, who had come to the end
of the veranda. There, within hearing
of the soldiers, the dialogue that fol
lowed was low-toned, and it was swift
and palpitant with repressed emotion.
"Mr. , Feller; I saw you at the auto
matic. I heard, what the wounded pri
vate of the Grays said to yon and
realized how true it was."
y 'He is a prisoner. - He cannot tell."
"I feel that I have no right to let
you go to your death by a firing
squad," she interrupted hurriedly,
"and I shall not! F r I decide now
not to allow the telep. ,ne to remain!"
"I" he looked around at the auto
matic ravenously and fearsomely
"It is all simply arranged. There
is time for me to use the telephone
before the Grays arrive. v I shall tell
! K char ot tt
v cnangeu my mmm
; . -d
tt' ---u!" he' criedTn'a Jubilant vorce
that arrested the attention of every
one on the grounds.
From Brown, to Gray.
"You, Marta you are still there!"
Lanstron exclaimed in alarm when he
heard her voice over the tunnel tele
phone. "But safe!" he added in re
lief. "Thank God for that! It's a
mighty load off my mind. And your
"Well, you're through the worst of
it There won't be any more fighting
around the house, and certainly West
erling will be courteous. But where
"Gone!" he repeated dismally.
"Wait until you hear how he went,"
Marta said. With all the vividness of
her impressions, a partisan for the mo
ment of him and Dellarme, she
sketched Feller's part with the auto
matic. As he listened, Lanstron's spirit was
"I can see him," he said.. "It was a
full breath of fresh air to the lungs
of a suffocating man. I"
Marta was off in interruption in the
full tide of an appeal.
"You muet I promised you must
let him have the uniform again!" she
begged. "You must let him keep his
automatic. To take it away woul?
be like separating mother and child;
like separating Minna from Clarisfca
"Better than an automatic a bat
tery of guns! "replied Lanstron. "This
Is where I will use any influence I
have with Partow for all It is worth.
Yes, and he shall have the iron cross.
It Is for such deeds as his that the
iron cross was meant"
"Thank you.' she said. "It's worth
something to nak3 a man as happy as
you will make him. Yes, you are real
flesh and blood to do this, Lanny."
Her point won with surprising ease,
when she had feared that military
form and law could not be circum
vented, she leaned against the wall
In reaction. For twenty-four hours
she had been without sleep. The in
terest of her appeal for Feller had
kept up her strength after the excite
ment of the fight for the redoubt was
over. Now there seemed nothing left
to do. .';,;':;"'-.;...
"That's fine of you, - Lanny!" she
said. "You've taken it like a good
stole, this loss - of your thousandth
chance. You really believed in it,
"Forgotten already, like the many
other thousandth chances that have
failed," he replied cheerfully. "One
of the virtues of Partow's steel au
tomatons Is that, being tearless 'as
well as passionless, they never crj
over spilt milk. And now," he went
cn soberly, "we must be saying good
ly." "Good-by, Lanny? Why, what do
you mean?" She was startled.
"Till the war is over," he said, "and
longer than that perhaps, it La Tir
remains in Gray territory."
"You speak as if you thought you
were going to lose!"
"Not while many of our soldiers are
alive, if they continue to show the
spirit that they have Bhown so far;
not unless two men can crush one
man in the automatic-gun-recoil age.
But La Tir is in a tangent and already
in the Grays' possession, while we act
on the defensive. So I should hardly
be flying over your garden again."
"But there's the telephone,. Lanny,
and here we are talking over it this
very minute!" she expostulated.
"You must remove it," he said. "If
the Grays should discover it they
might form a suspicion that would put
you in an unpleasant position."
'The telephone had become almost a
familiar institution in her thoughts.
Its secret had something of the fasci
nation for her of magic.
"Nonsense!" she exclaimed. "I am
going to be very lonely. I want to
learn how Feller la doing I want to
chat with you. So I decide not to let
it be taken out And, you see, I have
the tactical situation, as you soldiers
call it all in my favor. The work
of removal must be done at my end
of the line. You're quite helpless to
enforce your wishes. ' And, Lanny, it
I ring the bell you'll answer, won't
: "I couldnt help It!" he replied.
"Until then! You've been fine about
everything today P
When Marta left the tower she knew
only that she was - weary with the
mind-weariness, : the body-weariness,
the nerve-weariness of a spectator who
has shared the emotion of every actor
in a drama of death and finds the ex
citement that has kept her tense no
longer a sustaining force. . ' ,
: As she went along the path, steps
uncertain from sheer fatigue, her sen
sibilities livened again at the sight of
a picture. War, personal war, In the
form of the giant Stransky. was knock
ing at the kitchen door. , His two-days-old
beard was matted with dust and
ttisift weifl-drle.1 red SBitters on his
clieek. WarTs f urawe'TIameg' "seemed
Jto have - tanned him; war' seemed to
"be' breathing from his deep chest; his
big nose was war's promontory. But
the unexposed space of his forehead
seemed singularly white when he took
off his cap as Minna came in answer
to his knock. Her yielding Hps were
parted, her eyes were bright with In
quiry and suspicion, her chin was
"I came to see If you would let me
kiss your hand again," said Stransky,
squinting through his brows wistfully.
"I see your noee has been broken
once. You don't want it broken a sec
ond time. I'm stronger than you
think!" Minna retorted, and held out
her hand carelessly as if it pleased
her to humor him.
He was rather graceful, despite his
size, as he touched his lips to her fin
gers. Just as he raised his head a
buret of cheering rose from the yard.
"So you've found that we have gone,
you brilliant intellects!" he shouted,
and glared at the wall of the house In
.the direction of the cheers.
"Quick! You have no time to lose!"
Minna warned him.
"Quick! quick!" cried Marta.
Stransky paid no attention to the
urglngs. He had something more to
say to Minna,
"I'm going to keep thinking of you
and seeing your face the face of a
good woman while I fight And when
the war is over, may I come to call?"
His feet were so resolutely planted
on the flags that apparently the only
way to move them was to consent.
"Yes, yes!" said Minna. "Now,
"Say, but you make me happy!
Watch me poke it into the Grays for
you!" he cried and bolted.
Within the kitchen Mrs. Galland
was already slumbering soundly in
her chair. Overhead Marta heard the
exclamations of male voices and the
tread of what was literally the heel
of the conqueror guests that had
come without asking! Intruders that
had entered without any process of
law! Would they overrun the house,
her mother's room, her own room?
Indignation brought fresh strength
as she started up the stairs. The
head of the flight gave on to a dark
part of the halL There she paused,
held by the .scene that a score or
more Gray soldiers, who had riotously
crowded Into the dining-room, were
enacting. They were members of
Fracasse's company of the Grays
whom Marta had seen from her win
dow the night before rushing across
the road into the garden.
When, finally, they burst Into the
redoubt after it was found that the
Browns had gone, all, even the judge's
son, were the war demon's own. The
veneer had been warped and twisted
and burned off down to the raw ani
mal flesh. Their brains had the fever
itch of callouses forming. Not a sign
of brown there in the yard; not a sign
of any tribute after all they had en
dured! Theyi had not been able to lay
bands on the murderous throwers of
hand-grenades. Far away now was
barrack-room geniality; in oblivion
were the ethics of an Inherited civili-'
zation taught by mothers, teachers and
But here was a house a house of
the Browns; a big, fine house! They
would see what they had won this
ivas the privilege ot baffled victory.
What they had won was theirs! To
he victor the spoils t Pell-mell they
crowded Into the dining-room, Hugo
with the rest, feeling himself a straw
on the crest of a wave, and Pilzer,
most bitter, most ugly of all, his short,
strong teeth and gums showing and!
his liver patch red, lumpy, and trem-:
bling. In crossing the threshold of.
privacy they committed the act that!
leaves the deepest wound of war's in-;
heritance, to go on from generation
to generation in the history of fami
lies. "A swell dining-room! I like the
chandeliers!" roared Pilzer.
With his bayonet he smashed the
only globe left intact by the shell fire.
There was a laugh as a. shower of
glass fell on the floor. Even the
judge's son, the son of the tribune of
law, joined in. Pilzer then ripped up
the leather seat of a chair. This in
troductory havoc whetted his appetite
for other worlds of conquest, as the
self-chosen leader of the increasing
crowd that poured through the door
way. "Maybe there's food!" he shouted.
"Maybe there's wine!"
"Food and wine!"
"Yes, wine! We're thirsty!"
"And maybe women! I'd like to Wbs
a pretty maid servant!" Pilzer added,
starting toward the hall.
"Stop!" cried Hugo, forcing his way
in front of Pilzer.
He was like no one ot the Hugos of
the many parte that his comrades had
seen him play. His blue eyes had be
come an Inflexible gray. He was stand
ing half on tiptoe, his quivering
muscles In tune with the quivering
pitch of his voice:
"We have no right in here! This Is
"Out of the way, you white-livered
little rat!" cried Pilzer. "or I'll prick
the tummy of mamma's darling I"
What happened then was so sudden
and unexpected - that all were vague
about details. They saw Hugo In a
catapultlo lunge, mesmeric in its swift
ness, and they saw Pilzer go down, his
leg twisted under him , and his bead
banging the floor. Hugo stood, half
ashamed, half frightened, yet ready
for another encounter.
' Fracasse, entering at this moment
was too intent on his mission to con
sider the rights of a personal differ
ence between two of his company.
"i "there's work to doi & Out of here,
quick! We are losing tluabletlmel"
Hi announced rounding" nnr men to-
ward the door with' commanding ges-'
tures. "We ara going In pursuit!"
-Marta, who bad observed the latter
part of the scene from the shadows of
the hall, knew that she should never
forget Hugo's face as he turned on Pil
Ben while his voice cf protest struck
a singing chord in her jangling nerves.
It was the voice of civilization, of one
who could think out of the orbit of a
.whirlpool of passionate barbarism.
She could see that he was about to
spring and her prayer went with his
leap. She gloried in the impact that
They Saw Pilzer Go Down.
felled the great brute with the liver
patch on his cheek, which was like a
birthmark of war.
Then a staff-officer appeared in the
doorway. When he saw a woman en
ter the room he frowned. He had rid
den from the town, which was empty
of women, a fact that he regarded as
a bleselng. If she had been a maid
servant he would have kept on his
cap. Seeing that she was not, he re
moved it and found himself in want of
words as their eyes met after she had
made a gesture to the broken glass
on the floor and the lacerated table
top, which said too plainly:
"Do you admire your work?"
The fact that he was well groomed
and freshly shaven did not In any wise
dissipate in her feminine mind his
connection with this destruction. He
had never seen anything like the smile
which went with the gesture. Her
eyes were two continuing and chal
lenging flames. Her chin was held
high and steady, and the pallor of ex
haustion, with the blackness of her
hair and eyes, made her strangely
commanding. He understood that she
was not waiting for him to speak, but
"1 did not know that there was a
woman here!" he said.
"And I did not know that officers of
the Grays were accustomed to entei
pr:vate houses without invitations!"
(To be continued)
, FOR HOLDING
Common Pleas Courts,
. A. D. 1915
State of Ohio.
Fourth Judicial District.
It is ordered that the terms nf tin
Common Pleas Court of tli
counties in said iudieial di'stnVt. for
the year 1915 be fixed as follows to-
Lucas Countv on the 4tVi dav nf Jan.
uarv. and the fith dav of Anril. and
the 13th day of September.
Ottawa County on .the 11th day of
January, and the 12th. day of April,
and the 13th day of September.
Sandusky County on the 11th day of
January, and the 12th day of April,
and the 13th day of September.
Erie Countv on thn 11 Hi Hnv nf
January, and the 12th day of April,
ana tne istn day or September.
Huron County on the 11th day of
January, and the 12th dv of Anril
and the 13th day of September.
Lorain county on the 11th day of
January, and the 12th day of April,
and the 13th day of September.
Medina County on the 11th day of
January, and the 12th day of April,
1 ll 4 Ail. 1 m r . '
una me icia aay oi septemDer.
. Summit Countv on the 11th dnv nf
January, and the 12th day of April,
una me idtn aay oi September.
it is iurther ordered that the Hon.
Davton A. Dovlft he ripRKmaforl
. Stephen M. Young
John T. Garver
John P. Morton
Bernard F. Brough
Curtis T. Johnson
Horace G. Redington
" - Dayton A. Doyle
, W. J. Ahern, Jr.
. S. G. Rotrprs
; Judges Fourth Judicial District
Dated at Norwalk, Ohio, this 20th
aay or uctober, A. D. 1814.
Harsh physics react weaken the
bowels, will lead to chronic constipa
tion. Doan's Reguletu operate, easily
25c a box at all stores.
LOOK AT THE LABEL ON YOUR
PAPEU. ' FLEASS RENEW.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Murray of Cleve
land, Mr. John Sailer of Akron and
Mrs. Sanford and son of Elyria spent
Thanksgiving at Mr. J. A. Sailer's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Zachariag spent
Thanksgiving with Mr. George Zach
arias. Miss Florence Obermiller of Min
eral City spent the past week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Obermil
Miss Edith Wolfe and Miss War
ner of Kent Normal spent Thank-giving
with their respective parents. '
Mr. and Mrs.- Reichard of Elyria.
spent several days last week at Emil
Miss Stella Yost of Medina visited
her parents last week.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Beitt entertained
company from Medina on Thursday
and from Cleveland on Friday.
Mr. J. A. Sailer spent Thanksgiving
with his mother and sister at Mans
field. Miss Phoebe Heath of Hardscrabble
was the guest of Mrs. George Ham
mon last week.
Mr. Wert Hastings spent Thanks
giving with his mother at Grafton.
Mr. George Krebs has returned to
the Soldiers' Home at Sandusky.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Grabenstetter and
Mrs. Bertha Hasel spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Huer in Cleveland.
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Bennett of
Lisbon spent Sunday at Mr. E. D.
Miss Gertrude B'shop of Medina
spent Sunday with Mrs. Wm. Hoppe.
Mr. Richard Sargent and family of
Cleveland spent Thanksgiving day
with Mrs. Sam Deitn'ch and family.
The infant son of Mr. Fred Gayer
died November 24.
Mr. Otto Roth and gentleman friend
of Cleveland and Rev. Carl Roth and
Misses Emma and Helen Roth of
Monroeville, spent Thanksgiving with
Rev. and Mrs. Roth.
Miss Bertha Strosacker spent sev
eral days last week in Cleveland.
Mr. John Kreuger and family, Mr.
Wm. Kcenig and family, Mr. J. Wal
ters and family, Mr. Adam Dangle
and Mr. Keisler of Cleveland were the
guests of Mr. George Mack on Sun
day for a rabbit dinner.
Miss Alivine . Muntz spent Sunday
at home. Her brother, who was spend
ing several days in Cleveland return
ed with her.
Miss Mabel Nobles and Mr. Walter
Richmond, both of Columbia, were
married at the Columbia Center
church, November 30.
Mr. Wm. Reutter and family spent
Thanksgiving with Mrs. Joe Levit.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hasel spent
Thanksgiving at Grafton. They also
called on their cousins, Roy Zachar
ias, who is at the Elyria hospital.
Miss Rose Weber spent several
days last week in Canal Fulton.
Prof. S. W. Partridge, wife and
daughter of Cortland, 0., were the
guests of Prof Troxell and family
Mrs. Maier of Grand Ledge, Mich.,
and Mrs. Swearsey of Lansing, are
spending several weeks with Mrs. Joe
Levit. Mr. and Mrs. Jac. Smith of
Beebetown spent Sunday with Mrs.
Much credit must be given Miss Ap
pleby and her pupils for the good
work they are doing in the line of
music; which certainly was shown at
the recital last Friday night.
Miss Sue Herring of Mineral Ridge
is spending several weeks with Mr.
and Mrs. Troxell.
Mrt3. Wm. Hoppe accidently fell
from a chair while lowering a win
dow last Saturday and broke two
ribs; her mother, Mrs. Jos. Stebel,
tried to help her and in doing" so fell
herself, brusing her back; Mrs. Steb
el was not able to walk very well, for
about a year ago she fell and broke
Mrs. L. C. Prescher is taking the
place of Mrs. Wm. Hoppe as assistant
postmistress until the latter recovers.
Mr. G. F. Messmer is canvasine for
McLean Black & Co., of Boston.
Miss Viola Piper of Cleveland snnet
several days la-t week with Mrs. Geo.
Mr. George Delmling, who was se
verely hurt last Monday while helping
dig a well on his farm. The windlass
accidently hit him on the head, crack
ing his head and nose.
LOCAL DRUGGIST SAYS:
"TAKE ONLY ONE DOSE '
We want to tell those in Medina
suffering from stomach or bowel
trouble that we are agents for the
simple mixture of buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka,
the remedy which became famous by
curing appendicitis. This is the most
thorough bowel cleanser known and
JUST ONE DOSE relieves sour stom
ach, gas on the stomach and consti
pation almost IMMEDIATELY. You
will be surprised at the QUICK action
of Adler-i-ka. W. J. WALL, druggist
Tacnri' examination are held In
umber, October, January, March. Ap
: rlt May. and on the latt Friday of
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