WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. MONDAY, MARCH 21. 1904.
In our light and -spacious Children's De
partment we are shoving exceptional low
prices on our Little Men's Wear in every
shape, material and price. We cafl your
especial attention to our excellent values at
$1.95, $2.45, $2.95: Can't match them
for the price anywhere. Every garment
guaranteed as represented or money re
funded. A few more of those bargains
left for Wednesday and Saturday. ;
R. R. HARDER & CO
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THE PERPETUATION OF PLATITUDES
By Mrs. PRANK LESLIE
NTS of the, most astonishing facts in this most astonish
ing world is the persistence shown by people of every
nation and every tongue in PERPETUATING cer-
a 5 -r-r A- rrTfin i i -mi iTTTPitrh i n-m hmrmTTi
KE$?3POjj ITIES. Certain foolish proverbs are to be found in
- i - nearly every language, and generation alter genera
tion repeats them with an owl-like
enunciation of a prof bund and newly, discovered 'truth.''.'
,' For instance, the proverb that "a rolling 'stone gathers no moss"
implies that no man should try to improve his condition by seeking
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1849 some millions 'of men, hearing . of gold in California, had an-
nounced to each other, "A, rolling stone gathers no moss," and
Settled comfortably down in the moss of New England farms or in
'New Jersey swamps the world would not have been so wealthy today
. as it has become BY THE ROLLING OF THOSE ENTER-
PRISING STONES. So with ,
bo with Australia, and so with all
. r sea.
JMOst lmtatinflr to me is the advice so oonstantiv otterfifi to -nfvr-
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eons conspicuous ior ine importance ana . imperativeness 01 tneir
business or other obligations to "take care of yourself" and "Now,
don't get tired !" Everybody says it , just because everybody bas
said it from time immemorial, but: did any one ever stop ' to AN
ALYZE the meaning of the sensible sounding nonsense ?
"Take care of yourself !" Well, the doctors tell us that to "take
gooa care 01 yoursen a person must go to bed at a regular hour,
sleep eight hours tor so, rise, bathe and breakfast all after a system
of hygiene which to many persons would be very DISAGREEABLE
'AND BURDENSOME. You must through the day keep yourself
in an even temperature, avoiding extremes of heat and cold, cur
rents of air or sudden changes. You must not engage too much in
sedentary pursuits, and you must not stand up too much. You
jnust not devote yourself to any work that keeps the body bent over
a , bench or desk, and you must not inhale dust or metal filings or
chemical exhalations or the miasma of malarial districts or 'allow
eet bowls and other plumbing in any room you inhabit.
YOU MUST BE SURE TO TAKE EXERCISE, OR YOU ARE
DOOMED TO ; ALL SORTS OF DISEASES AND DISASTERS, AND YOU
MUSTN'T TAKE TOO MUCH EXERCISE, OR YOU BECOME THE VIC-
. i it v w i . . i . w . iii. i w. i ivituviivj viwi i b , ng rvnlViiunDL IX.
, You must not use. yourbrain too much, for the "gray matter"
is diminished by. every thought which registers itself upon that
mysterious tablet. If you economically refrain from all thought
rvbu nrobftblv come to bitter oripf. -fmnnpifll or "rvthfirwisA. nf wliiph
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some, wiseacre says, "What a pity he or she. hadn't THOUGHT a
little more about it." You mustn't get angry, for to let your angry
passions, rise is to run the risk of . apoplexy, heart! disease or lesion
f the arteries. , You mustn't overeat;, you mustn't eat in a hurry;
,you mustn't fro too lomr fastinir. You must, in short, devote nrettv
Siearly your whole time, attention and intellect to keeping the human
machine in the best condition, and for what? Why, that it may
remain alive TO BE T ATCEN OATIE' OR SOMF. iCf OT?"P
nuivu uic iitiug jj. uiy va&c rain ui j'uliiocix is at wiiuu
the means and the end of living? .
MY OWN ADVICE TO 7 PERSONS OF AVERAGE CAPACITY,
HEALTH AND POSITION WOULD BE JUST THE REVERSE OF THIS
STUPID FORMALITY OF "TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF." IT WOULD
BE: DO SOMETHING. SPEND YOURSELF AND GET SOMETHING
I- II K IT. MAKE YOUR MARK AND
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SPEND LIFE IN TAKING CARE OF
; The. eastern situation, says a London ; cablegram, has un
doubtedly caused -general military unrest.
solemnity suitable to the first
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Kimberley and , its diamond fields ;
explorers and adventurers by land
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Three F &C6S
(OopyriKht, ltOA, by Dally Story Pnb. Oo.)
THE Verney mansion was abloom
with flowers. Roses glowed in
gold and silver vases in parlor and
hall and vines trailed up the long stair
ways. In an upper room the heiress to the
magnificent mansion and the broad
acres surrounding it, arrayed in bridal
robe, was submitting to the final
touches of skilful hands and listening
to the chatter of her maids,.
"I am her maid of honor," said the
tall, dark girl who was arranging her
veil. "She must give me her bouquet,
else where are the privileges of my po
sition?" "That is not fair," replied a maiden,
whose golden curls fell in riotous
'mass over the tiny slipper she was fit
ting to the foot of the bride. "You
have highest place and will be the most
observed and admired. She must throw
her bouquet fairly and let chance select
the fortunate one."
'3f you do not go away now and give
some attention to your own adornment
you will not be ready to go down with
me and there will be no fortunate one
to receive 'my flowers. Had I known
you were going to1 quarrel like this I
would not have allowed you to send
my dressing maid away so fou might
practice the art of costumery at my
expense. Go off now, every one of
Putting, them t out and shutting the
door, she came back to the center of
the room and stood lookingabout her.
She was taking leave of that room, the
sanctum of her maiden life, and of all
the beautiful things in it, which had
been her pride and joy in the happy
days she had spent there. Tears came
to her eyes as she thought that those
days were going away from her, for
ever. She would leave everything ic
the room just, as it had always been
and come back to. it' sometimes, but
it would never be the same. It would
belong only to her, little episodes then;
never again to her life.
She knelt and said a prayer for the
happiness, of that coming life for its
true happiness. Not that it might .be
free from the thorns that are the lot of
all who tread well the path of life, but
that two might walk hand in hand and
bring a blessing each to the other that
would heal very wound and light the
darkness of the road until 'It should
merge into the shhiing way. She re-,
membered fn ner petition, too, the little
life that was being given to her care,
for Alan "Warrington had once had a
lovely young wif e,i who had died and
left a little boy to comfort him for her
She stood by the window and looked
out at the rippling river in the distance
and away over to the horizon where
the dreams of her childhood had taken
form in the days gone by. She heard
carriages driving up to the door. She
could hear them bowl around the curve
and turn into the driven There the
heavy, arching 1:res hid them from
j view. . Some one came running down
tne winding road. She observed him
idly, scarcely -consciou , of his presence.
He came on up the pathway to the
How still the house was. The mur
mur of moving forms and light voices
had suddenly been stilled. It was the
hush of expectation, she thought. Alan
would soon "be there. It had been a dis
appointment to.Jiim that he could not
nave hadsone sweet hour with her to
close the old life before they had en
tered on the new. He was stationed at
a fort in the west with his regiment
and weddings were not included in mil
itary duties; especially when there was
an excitement on the border. So he
was to arrive just before the hour set
for, the ceremony.
Something was coming down the
road, moving slowly. As it came near
er she saw four men carrying a stretch
er covered over with a dark cloth.
Why was so gloomy a thing coming
After a long time her mother came
in, all the light gone out of her face.
Ginevra held out her hands.
"You need not tell me," she said in
a 'voice softer than a whisper, yet more
insistent than a thunder-tone. "Alan
is dead and you have come to tell me.
I will go to meet him. He cannot come
She walked steadily but of the room
and down the stairs, her white robe
trailing in a silvery billow on the floor.
Her mother followed and tried to de
tain her, but she broke away, from the
detaining arms. She crossed the va
cant room at the foot of the stairs and
opened the door opposite. On a couch
within lay the still form and beside it
ftood her father, a physician and two
of the guests. They stepped forward
to intercept her,, but fell back in awe of
her stillness and the majestic air with
which she waved them away. She stood
upright and looked for an instant at
the white face on the crimson cushion.
She turned and walked with the same
stately step and moveless face back
to her room, the maid of honor fol
lowing her, weeping and clasping her
A cab came rapidly up the drive. A
young man with arm in a sling hastily
entered the hall.
"Alan!" exclaimed Mr. Verney.
"Where why how did you come?"
"Did you think I should not come?
I Was near thinking so myself. If ever
man was pardonable for being late at
his own wedding I am. But I am here
at last; rather damaged, but with life
enough to be happy. It was a terrible
wreck and I was fortunate in being one
of the siightly hurt, but it kept me
waiting until my arm was patched up."
"But who is there is another man
I can't understand It at all. Some.ona
lUi iw II a II
was brought here because the hospital
I was full and it was hoped that his life
would be saved if he had immediate
care. He died as they carried him over
the threshold -and when we looked
it was your face."
Mr. Verney opened the little door
and together they went in.
"It was as If I were looking at my
self when life had gone. I wonder who
he is. These accidental resemblances
are very strange. I have never seen
the man. Poor fellow! How sad that
he should have come here to-day. .Gin
evra! I hope she has not seen. We will
never tell her of what has happened.
Let me go to her."
When Alan entered the room where
the bride sat in her white robes she
arose and bowed, graciously extending
"You are welcome," she said in a
voice whose low music was sadder than
sobs. "I await my bridegroom. When
he comes he will give you welcome to
our wedding feast." !
"Sweetheart! Do you not know me?"
She drew back in offended dignity.
"It is not fitting that a stranger should
call me by that name. You jest, sir.
If you have come to do honor to our
nuptials you should not speak light
She sank back into her chair, lifting
her gaze upward and waiting with a
smile of ' happy expectation on her lips.
All the answer she gave to his en
treaties was a gentle: - "I await my
bridegroom's coming." (
The days and the weeks and the
months went by and drifted into years
and still the maiden waited for the
lover whom her dazed mind could not
recognize, though he watched over her
with a tender care . until hope was
gone and he knew that his presence
could never bring anything of pleasure
to her heart. Then he went away.
The years passed on and the maiden
waited in radiant expectation, and time
dimmed not the springtide bloom of
her loveliness. She was ever the fair
and loving child-woman, waiting for
Lieut.i' Alan Warrington had re
turned from the .Philippines and was
stationed at Fort Milford. f Life at an
inland fort, with its routine drills and
dress parades, may be more comforta
ble than long hikes over tropical is
lands, but it leaves something to be de
sired in the way of variety. Lieut.
Warrington-. found no outlet for his
changeful tempers and roving tenden
cies except in long walks and rides
about the country. Home-coming
meant less to him' than to most island
exiles. He. was the only child of his
father, for whom he had been named.
In his absence his father had died and
there was no tie of kindred left to bind
him to his country.
Sometimes in his walks he passed a
knoll, sloping to the south, on which
stood a large house built of cream
colored stone, contrasting vividly with
the green of the line of treesx beyond
and the pale turquoise of the sky.
In passing he had seen a beautiful
girl at the gate, always with an older
woman at her side, who seemed to be
less a companion than an attendant.
He had noted the girl's waving amber
hair and the brown of her great eyes,
and the fairness of her delicately pink
One morning he was riding along the
road thinking of the beautiful maiden
and wondering who she was and why
she looked out upon the world with
such wandering, restless eyes. As he
drew near the great house he saw her
come alone down the garden path,
glancing back now and then as if in
fear that some one would steal upon
her solitude. When she reached the
gate she stood for a moment, looking
longingly out. Then she raised the
latch with a swift movement and ran
out into the road. She lifted her arms
high above her head and laughed in
a clear musical tone.
As Alan watched her poised grace
fully, swinging her arms like slender
wind-swept boughs, he heard the sud
den harsh jangle of bells. Down the
road came two automobiles racing at
their utmost speed. She did not seem
to hear the warning, though the fore
most machine had almost leaped upon
Alan dashed forward, seized her by
the arm and drew her from the track,
the automobile touching her swaying
garments as it flew by. ' She uttered
a sharp cry and passed her hand over
her .eyes as if to push aside a veil. A
look of terror came into her face and
then gave way to an expression of
dawning consciousness, as of one who
wakes from a long sleep. She locked
up and saw in the face of his son the
Alan Warrington of her youth. t
"I am- so glad you have come, Alan.
I new you would, but the waiting
seemed an eternity. The train was
late, they told me."
"Yes," he said, with a puzzled ex
pression. Then there came the memory of the
old story he had heard long ago of the
girl who had waited for his father
through the years which had brought
death to the faithful lover, but had
left the maiden still the fair, loving
bride, unconscious of and untouched
by the passage of years. The love of
the bridegroom of, years agone leaped
suddenly into the heart of his son and
he seemed always to have known the
deep eyes into which he looked and to
have had no life till she came with a
love for which his heart had waited
through the years.
The moment of awakening had come
and she met Alan Warrington as he
had stood before her in the toys that
were to her asbe present. The time
between was as naught. It had left no
mark on face or heart. She was still
the bride who had waited through an
eventful day for her first Alan War
rington. To him, too, it wajS the realization
of a beautiful dream
hand to his lips and
as he lifted her
whispered in his
for colds, coughs, bronchitis,
consumption, we have been
saying this for 60 years. And so
ave the doctors.
J.O. Aver Co.
HOLDS UP A HIGHWAYMAN.
Iowa Han, Stopped by a Bobber, Turns
Sleuth and Gets Watch and
Elmer A. Emmert, victim, turned Efl
mer A. Emmert, victor, and the transi
tion cost a Chicago highwayman a ?20
Emmert lives in Dallas City, la., and
came to Chicago to apend Sunday. Ho
was walking in Wabash, avenue, near
Van Buren street, when some one tapped
him on the shoulder. , He turned arid
looked Into a revolver barrel.
"Up with your hands' commanded
the man at the other end If the barrel. -
"Why, certainly," said the man from
"HAND OVER THAT WATCH."
Iowa. He had been there before and-
know how to be accommodating.
"Hand over that watch," continued
the highwayman. v
"Certainly," and a gold watch and
chain exchanged owners.
"Got any cash?" (from the highway
man). "Been in Chicago for two hours," an
The highwayman, turned and walked
Then Emmert began to run his hands
through his hair. His friends in Iowa
would have known that was thinking.
He examined the footprints in the snow,
and he chuckled as he murmured to him
self: "Nails on one side and none on the
He started south. Every ten steps
he stooped and looked at the white cov
ering. He caught his man at Harrison
street. His clinched fist descended and
the highwayman fell like a log. He was
still dazed when he rolled over and gazed
at his late victim. . , ,
"Shell over that watch!" said Em
mert. ' '
Many things were floating within the
circle of the highwayman's vision, but
he knew the exact location of the watch,
and, he produced it.
"When a man catches a thief he gets
a reward, don't he?" demanded the farm
er from Iowa.
"He do," replied the highwayman, and
be jrava his weapon to Emmert.
BIDDY SAVED HER NECK.
Laid an Egg as Purchaser Carried Her
Home for the Purpose of Mak
ing a Stew of Her.'
Francis Repetto, of Chester, Pa.,
thinking he would like a chicken for
dinner, went into th market and pur
chased a large Dominick hen. He car
ried the hen under one arm and a bundle
f groceries under the other.
"Hey, mister, your hen, has laid an
egg," shouted a small boy, as Repetto
pushed homeward through the crowded
The boy picked up the egg, which had
dropped to the sidewalk, and which did
THE EGG WAS STILL. WARM.
not break in the fall, handed it to the
astonished man, and, as it was still
warm, there was no mistaking the fact
that the hen laid it. 1
"That egg has saved the life of that
ben," said Repetto. "If she , Is good
enough to lay while being carried in
the street she is good enough to keep
for her fruit."
"Hello" Girls Get Bald.
A large proportion of telephone girls
employed by the big companies in New
York give up their places rather than
incur the risk of becoming partly bald.
This effect of the steel band or hood
which telephone operators wear over
their head Is plainly noticeable in the
case of those who have Ecahty hair. On
boys who act as telephone operators It
is even more noticeable than with girls.
One boy who operates a switchboard is
almost entirely bald In a band running
from one side of his head to another.
He has been at thev telephone switch
board for two years and now wears a
cushion underneath the steel hood to
protect his head from the pressure.
The tHle "poet laureate", had its
origin iiv the Roman custbm of crown
ing their great men with the laurel.
No "Friends" Among Hindoos. '
The Hindoos have no exact equiva
lent for the word "friend;" they use
the w$ "brother" instead. "
$2 "worth, 20. green trading stamps with 1 lb best Butter ... .... '. .30c
$2 worth, 20 green trading stamps with 2 lbs Lard "25c
' $3 worth, 30, green trading stamps with 1 dozen large Oranges . .SOe
, $1 worth, 10, green trading stamps with T. lb Sausage 12c'
$1 -worth, 10, green trading stamps with 1 lb Frankfurters . ..12c
$1 worth, 10. green trading stamps with 1 bunch Celery ..... . 12c
$8 worth, 80, green trading stamps with 1 bot Port or Sherry
Wine 'i 50c
$1 worth, 10, green trading stamps "with v'.pt Wilson
$0 worth, 60, green trading stamps with 1 bot Peruna . .. . 95c
: ' $1 worth, 10, green trading stamps with 1 bot Catsup ... 12c
?1" worth, 10, gxee trading stamps -with 1 pkg Jellycon 10c
$2 worth, 20, green trading stamps with 1 pkg Cero
Fruto .......i ..13c
118 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 711-4.
NSULTED TWO MEXICANS.
An American Accidentally Brushed
,; Against Them and Affair Nearly
! Ended in a Duel. , '
i A well known member of the Ameri
can colony boarded, a crowded car one
day last week and in the jam happened
to brush against two Mexican gentle
men, well dressed and of distinguished
appearance. One of them, after a few
tense words with his friend, turned to
the i America?, gentleman- and com
menced expostulating with him, say 3
the Mexican Herald. The American,
not understanding Spanish well,
thought nothing particular of the inci
dent until the two men got off the car
when he did and continued to address
him as before. Callingi a friend who
was passlrig he asked him . to ac as
interpreter. Then he discovered 'that
the two men- thought he had insulted
them by brushing against them and
they asked for satisfaction. The Amer
ican got mad. s He told the two gentle
men that he would meet "them, one
after the other, at any place, with any
weapon, and would give them all the
satisfaction that they could possibly
want. With that the American hand
ed them his card. They glanced at the
name on the-'card, then took off their
hats, bowed low and begged the Amer
icano's pardon, saying that they-were
mistaken, for the Americano was a
gentleman and would not insult them
under any circumstances.
, Cocoanut Sent Through Mails.
A letter carrier in the Louisville (Ky.)
post office was surprised to find among
the mail matter ready for his distribu
tion a few days, ago a large cocoanut in
all its natural . hairy coverings. He
thought a first that some one was try
ing to play a joke on him, but upon
looking closely discovered that the co
coanut was duly stamped, postmarked,
and addressed to a young woman on his
regular route. It had been sent from a
Florida town and bore 16 two-cent
Etamps to cover postage. At one spot
the hair had been carefully scraped off,
revealing a sooth surface on which the
address was written in ink.. The unique
mail parcel was promptly delivered to
the young woman; and she later told the
postman that it had lost nothing of its
flavor by reason of its odd method of
Have a Long History.
The people of Korea are neither Jap
anese nor Chinese. They are Mongolian
and have a polysyllabic language, with a
phonetic ' alphabet. They have a re
corded history, of disputed authenticity,
which claims for them a continuous ex
istence as a , Korean people of about
6,000 years, the earlier part of which, of
course, is shrouded in the mists of tra
dition and fable. .
The Kind You Have Always
in use for over 30 years,
jar- ur m - 1 " -
JO? j?- sonal supervision since its infancy ,
'"&tcU4) Allowno one to deceive vouin this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-g-ood" are but?
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health" of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment'
What is CASTORS A
Castoria is a harmless, substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotics
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE GASTORIA ALWAYS
The Kind You Hp Always Bought
In Use For Over SO Years. ;
THC CCNTAUN COMPANY. T IWOBHAV BTBECT. HXVII YORK CITY.
4 Cor South Main ana irand sti. v
5 Scovill Manufacturing Co (P.J '-
6 Cor Bridge and MagiJl ktfl.
7 Exchange Place. . '
12 Rogers & Bro (P.)
13 ;Cor East Main and Niagara tau -
14 Cor East Main and Wolcott road,
15 Oor Cor High and Watnut eta.
10 Cor Eact Main and Cherry stj.
17 Cor East Main and Cole stfl.
21 Cor North Elm and Kingsbury sti
23 Burton street engine house. ;
24 Waterbury Manufacturing Co (P)
25 Cor North Main and North stfl.
26 Cor Buckingham and Oopke stt.
27 Cor Grove and ProspePt
28 Cor Hillside avenue and Pine etfl.
29 Cor Lndlow and N. Willow sts.
31 Cor Bank and Grand fits. '
32 Cor Riverside and Bank sts.
54 Cor W. Main and Watertown rd.
55 Conn R'y & L't'g Co. car h'se (P-4
R6 Waterbury Brass Co (P) '
37 Cor Cedar and Meadow sts. -
88 Cor Grand and Field sts.
42 Cor South Main and Clay sts.
43 New Englnna Watch Co (P)
45 Benedict & Burnham Mfg Co. (Pj
46 Waterbury Buckle Co. (P)
47 Cor S. Main and Washington sts.
, 51 Cor Rait! win and JRIver stfi.
R2 Cor Franklin and Union, sta.
53 Waterbury Clock Co; case fac. (Pit
f4Cor Clay and Mill
r.fi Cor Liberty frnd River sts.
57 No 5 hose vou.
8 Cor Baldwin mid Stone sts. - '
R2--Cor Doollttle alley snd Dublin sfi
72 Cor West Main and Willow sts.
73North Willow st, cor1 Hillside.
74 Cor Johnson and WatervIIIe sts. '
J42 Wolcott st. beyond Howard.
JR2 Cor East Main and Welton sts. .
212 The Piatt Bros Co. (PV
yiTTnmnwnfl Ruckle Gov flV '
21 4. Waterbury Clock OomVt fac fPT
21 fi Cor North Main and Grove sts.
n trill i .
y.n 1 uor ivuuim Jim nnu vvnru sis..
2R1 Junction Cooke and N. Main sts.
272 Grove, bet Central & Holmes avs.
R11 S. N. E. Telephone k building (P)
812 Cor Bank nn "ieadow sts.
?13 Bandolph & Clowes (P)
814 Plume & Atwoo (P)
R15AmerIcan Rlnc Co. fP)
glGElectrlc Wgbt Station (P.
3igHoImes, Booth' & Hardens (Pi
821 No 4 Hose House.
823 Cor Washington ave & Porter st. ;
824 Cor Charles and Porter sts.
So Cor Simons st & Washington ar,
87iCIty Lumber" & Coal Co. (P)
412 Tracy Bros (P)
432 Cor Liberty and S. Main sts.
451 Steele & Johnson Mfg f!o. (P) ,
552 Cor Baldwin and Rye sts.
(PV Private. ' -
x ' " SIGNALS.
J. One stroke calls superintendent
to the City hall. ,
1-1. Two strokes, JBre ont, -recall.
1-1-1. Three strokes, 12 m,-9 p. m. :
1-1-1-1-l-l-l-l-l-L Ten strokes quicft
Will indicate a general alarm and will
rail the entire force into service, r
Bought, and which has been. .
lias "borne the sigrnature of
has been made under his per-.
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