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The subsequent tale was once the 1st fruit of my ny lifestyles whilst i started to reside it after my area of a century in Cambridge and Boston, finishing in 1889; and that i used my very own transition to the industrial city in framing the event which used to be totally that of my supposititious literary adventurer. He used to be a personality whom, along with his spouse, i've got hired in a few six or 8 different tales, and whom I made as a lot the hero and heroine of 'Their marriage ceremony trip' because the mild fantasy could undergo. In venturing out of my adoptive New England, the place I had came upon myself at domestic with many imaginary neighbors, i discovered it average to invite the corporate of those ordinary buddies, yet their corporation was once to not be had straight away for the asking.

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