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#1. Beast?" Jane murmured. "Then God make me a beast; for, man or beast, I am yours. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#2. It was his misfortune that most of the men he knew preferred immaculate linen and their clubs to nakedness and the jungle. It was, of course, difficult to understand, yet it was very evident that they did. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#3. I had had to discard my rifle - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#4. As you know I am not of Barsoom; your ways are not my ways, and I can only act in the future as I have in the past, in accordance with the dictates of my conscience and guided by the standards of mine own people. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#5. The one on whom all responsibility rests is apt to endure the most. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#6. This was life! Ah, how he loved it! Civilization held nothing like this in its narrow and circumscribed sphere, hemmed in by restrictions and conventionalities. Even clothes were a hindrance and a nuisance. At last he was free. He had not realized what a prisoner he had been. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#7. I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#8. So glorious does love transfigure its object"~Tarzan - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#9. But it was ever thus. That which has never come within the scope of our really pitifully meager world-experience cannot be - our - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#10. He longed for the little cabin and the sun-kissed sea - for the cool interior of the well-built house, and for the never-ending wonders of the many books. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#11. P38- little tarzan, which was the name they had given to the tiny lord greystoke and which meant white skin - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#12. I am a fighting man, not a scientist. Here, - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#13. My mind is evidently so constituted that I am subconsciously forced into the path of duty without recourse to tiresome mental processes. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#14. the bridesmaid's hand in his, "Hazel and I think it would be ripping to make it a double wedding." The - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#15. I presume that it is the better part of wisdom that we bow to our fate with as good grace as possible. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#16. Those features are burned so deep into my memory and my heart that I should recognize them anywhere in the world from among a thousand others, who might appear identical to any one but me. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#17. Clothes therefore, must be the insignia of the superiority of man over all other animals, for surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous things - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#18. P56-his reason told him that he was of a different race from his wild and hairy companions - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#19. And then again, had I declared myself I should have robbed the woman I love of the wealth and position that her marriage to Clayton will now insure to her. I could not have done that - could I, Paul? - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#20. I do not think that I am ever overconfident. I am merely wholly confident, and I maintain that there is all the difference in the world there. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#21. They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#22. She realized the spell that had been upon her in the depths of that far-off jungle, but there was no spell of enchantment now in prosaic Wisconsin. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#23. Traveling through space is stupifyingly monotonous. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#24. As the body rolled to the ground Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his lifelong enemy and, raising his eyes to the full moon, threw back his fierce young head and voiced the wild and terrible cry of his people. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#25. The scene he witnessed there in the twilight depths of the African jungle was burned forever into the Englishman's brain. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#26. the countless unnamed jewels of Mars, - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#27. John!" cried Lady Greystoke, running toward him, "how could I have been mistaken? I-" but the rest of the sentence was lost as Tarzan of the Apes sprang into the room and taking his mate in his arms covered her lips with kisses. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#28. Could have cried aloud in exultation when my scrutiny disclosed the almost invisible incrustation of particles of carbonized electrons which are thrown off by these Martian torches. It - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#29. Give a Martian woman a chance and death must take a back seat. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#30. Waking or sleeping, it seemed that she constantly saw that dark body dropping, swift and silent, into the cold, grim sea. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#31. P37- none of them could understand how a child could be so and backward in learning to care for itself. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#32. Dear old Woola," she said; "no love could be deeper than yours, yet it never offends. Would that men might pattern themselves after you! - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#33. pint of champagne. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#34. I write to escape; to escape poverty. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#35. I never knew my father, my mother was an ape - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#36. Exsistance is not the cure it is the problem - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#37. To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#38. And yet I feel that I cannot go on living forever; - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#39. The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#40. It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#41. Bowen!" she cried. "Your knife! - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#42. And also with sufficient good judgment to appreciate that while he might enjoy the contemplation of his superiority to the masses, there was little likelihood of the masses being equally entranced by the same cause. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#43. No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#44. P43- that the huge, fierce brute loved this child of another race is beyond question. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#45. Thuvia of Ptarth was having difficulty in determining the exact status of the Prince of Helium in her heart. She - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#46. If your vocation be shoeing horses, or painting pictures, and you can do one or the other better than your fellows, then you are a fool if you are not proud of your ability. And so I am very proud that upon two planets no greater fighter has ever lived than John Carter, Prince of Helium. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#47. I shall have to believe even though I cannot understand. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#48. I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#49. I had learned from Kantos Kan the secret of opening these gates, and in another moment my twenty great fighting men stood within the doomed city of Zodanga. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#50. I at once ordered a secret search within the city, for every Martian noble maintains a secret service of his own. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#51. To me there always seems a way to gain the opposite side of an obstacle. If one cannot pass over it, or below it, or around it, why then there is but a single alternative left, and that is to pass through it. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#52. He was a mighty beast, mightily muscled, and the urge that has made males fight since the dawn of life on earth filled him with the blood-lust and the thirst to slay; - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#53. I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I cannot recall a single one where any alternative step to that I took occurred to me until many hours later. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#54. It is a strange tale and utterly Barsoomian. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#55. The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious belief in lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement it was to have us continue to believe as they wished us to believe. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#56. how futile is man's poor, weak imagination by comparison with Nature's incredible genius. And - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#57. I had aimed at Mars and was about to hit Venus; unquestionably the all-time cosmic record for poor shots. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#58. As much as I enjoy a fight, I cannot always indulge myself, and just now I had more weighty matters to occupy my time than spilling the blood of strange warriors. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#59. Directly to the apartments of his old friend, - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#60. I am a very old man. How old I do not know. It is possible I am a hundred, maybe more. I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men do. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#61. Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#62. walled fields and low, rambling buildings, presenting - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#63. No human mother could have shown more unselfish and sacrificing devotion than did this poor, wild brute for the little orphaned waif whom fate had thrown into her keeping. At - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#64. A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#65. I loathed poverty and I would have liked to put my hands on the party who said that poverty is an honorable estate. It is an indication of inefficiency and nothing more. There is nothing honorable or fine about it. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#66. From a lofty perch Tarzan viewed the village of thatched huts across the intervening plantation. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#67. There is much which I have left out; much which I have not dared to tell; but you will find the story of his second search for Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, even more remarkable than was his first - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#68. What--has O-Tar seen an ulsio and fainted?" demanded I-Gos with broad sarcasm.

"Men have died for less than that, ancient one," E-Thas reminded him.

"I am safe," retorted I-Gos, "for I am not a brave and popular son of the jeddak of Manator. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#69. Why, I never did believe it, - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#70. His straight and perfect figure, muscled as the best of the ancient Roman gladiators must have been muscled, and yet with the soft and sinuous curves of a Greek god, told at a glance the wondrous combination of enormous strength with suppleness and speed. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#71. Jane saw the little note and ignored it, for she was very angry and hurt and mortified, but - she was a woman, and so eventually she picked it up and read it. MY - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#72. Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#73. If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#74. The path of the mighty beast was guided telepathically by the two people who sat in a huge saddle that was cinched to the thoat's broad back. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#75. Whatever I may do to serve you will be prompted solely from selfish motives, since it gives me more pleasure to serve you than not. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#76. [..] it has remained for man alone among all creatures to kill senselessly and wantonly for the mere pleasure of inflicting suffering and death. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#77. P 18 - Hundreds of thousands of years ago our ancestors of the dim and distant past faced the same problems which we must face in the same primeval forest. That we are here today evidences their victory. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#78. When Tarzan killed he more often smiled than scowled, and smiles are the foundation of beauty. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#79. A thousand times rather face the wild hordes of the dead sea bottoms than meet the eyes of this beautiful young girl and tell her the thing that I must tell her. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#80. The more one knows of one's religion the less one believes - no one living knows more of mine than I. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#81. If there be a fate that is sometimes cruel to me, there surely is a kind and merciful Providence which watches over me. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#82. Men were indeed more foolish and more cruel than the beasts of the jungle! How fortunate was he who lived in the peace and security of the great forest! - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#83. I knew nothing about the technique of story writing, and now, after eighteen years of writing, I still know nothing about the technique, although with the publication of my new novel, "Tarzan and the Lost Empire", there are 31 books on my list. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#84. For me, temperance is essential to good work. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#85. She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#86. P33- the wail of the living had answered the call of universal motherhood within her wild beast which the dead could not still. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#87. I understand that you belittle all sentiments of generosity and kindness, but I do not, and I can convince your most doughty warrior that these characteristics are not incompatible with an ability to fight. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#88. For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#89. It is always a foolish thing to contemplate suicide; for no matter how dark the future may appear today, tomorrow may hold for us that which will alter our whole life in an instant, revealing to us nothing but sunshine and happiness. So, for my part, I shall always wait for tomorrow. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#90. But life would be very miserable indeed were I to spend it in terror of the thing that has not yet happened. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#91. It was on the morning of the second day that the first link was forged in what was destined to form a chain of circumstances ending in a life for one then unborn such as has never been paralleled in the history of man. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#92. For an instant I was dumbfounded. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#93. I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#94. It is strange how new and unexpected conditions bring out unguessed ability to meet them. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#95. THIS IS THE HOUSE OF TARZAN, THE KILLER OF BEASTS AND MANY BLACK MEN. DO NOT HARM THE THINGS WHICH ARE TARZAN'S. TARZAN WATCHES. TARZAN OF THE APES. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#96. It must be that I am dreaming, and that I shall awaken in a moment to see that awful knife descending toward my heart- kiss me, dear, just once before I lose my dream forever.
-Jane- - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#97. And could she love where she feared? - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#98. The lion was quite close to him now - but a few paces intervened - he crouched, and then, with a deafening roar, he sprang. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#99. Imagination is but another name for super intelligence. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#100. In absolute and general perfection lies stifling monotony and death. Nature must have contrasts; she must have shadows as well as highlights; sorrow with happiness; both wrong and right; and sin as well as virtue. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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