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Hagerstown Mail, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1829, Hagerstown, Maryland "MAIL: '-i i'.'t Printed Published by to jOn'ern, nearly opposite the Bank, West frashingioii si. Hagerstown. THE HAGEroWN MAIL will be published every Friday at Three Dollars per but this may be discharged 'by Two Dollars, paid in -or Two Dollars apdJifty Cents in (six months. No subscription will be received for- less than six months, and no paper discontinued until all arrearages paid off. v ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one-square inserted three weeks for One Dollar; longer -ones.. in the same- propor- tion; and Twenty-five Cants for every insertion. The POStAGE must be PAID on ail Communications to the Editor or they will notbe lifted. AGENTS FOK THE MAIL. Capt. P. GARDNER, Martimburg, Fa MrJ. Mt.SHAW, fi m JJoonsdoro', Md MriJ. H. Gaovl, Mr. JOHN HOGG, fi m Mr. B. BEAR, p in Mr. Di m Clear-Sjifing, Mr. WM. BOOTH, Matter's X roadt Mr. ELIAS BAKEB, Baker's X roads f WITUEH'SSO Conocacheague J ZW-Gete, WittlAJi WEBB Ccrueiwii, PAN I EL HEER Greencastle, Pa. CHOUSE JOHN SCSLEIGH, Jr. Respectfully informs his friends and tke public generally, that he haSTemoved his Saddle and Harness Maker's JShop, To the old stand, on the corner of Poto- toac arid West Franklin streets, next doer to his he is prepared to execute all orders in his line, in the best and most substantial manner, and on the most reasonable terms. Aug. Wcavinff. The subscriber respectfully i-ifrrms the public that he ..carries on the above busi- ness at his house, about three miles fro.-tt Hsirerstovn, near D. Osier's He will weaving, such as Corerlets, Car- petting, fii a vorkman-iiko style. He returns his thaeks to the public for past fa- vors, and hopes, by strict-attention to business, to merit and receive a liberal of the public natrocage, HKN'llY S. WATTS. A6g. 6 HOUSE SIGN painting. The subscriber retarns thanks to his friends and the public for th eir liberae patronage, and respectfully informs ttiem still continues to execute HOUSE fiJGWV aa a superior and workmanlike manner arsons wishing to hare work in his line f business wellexecuttd, would find ifto heir advantage to call on the subscriber in East Washington street, Ha- tersowa. DAVID BARR. The suhscriber wili give to 1 or 2 JOURNEYMEN Constant and DAVID BARR. Hagerstown, 1 1S29. RE WARD. Ran away from the subscriber, living within 4 of towa, Md. Sanday evening SEW, last, About 6 1 inch a stout brc-ad shouldered fellow; has a scar above the also a very large one oa the ont-jadcofhiskftlec, a little above the anckte. Had cm, when he went away, a rctiidabmit, pantaloons of the stmcT, Wack fur hat, fine Monroe and shirt I will give ty five dollars if taJttsn k this state, the ab we reward if taken oot of the and all reasonable expenses wfll be paid if deliveTedtiftthesubscri'bcriBr seoired that I THOMAS HALU Aug. 7-tf. i'JProin the Pkiladdhhi THE FAITHLESS GUEST. Founded on fact. By Miss H. M. Winchester. At the approach "of a stormy night in. February, Allensirio ordered a fire to be lighted on his parlour hearth, before which, his only child, a lovely girl of eighteen, he usually passed the cheer-' ful wintor evenings. He, was a farmer, and the season of'fruits aridtfiowers' sum- moned hirii to labor and weariness, while the dark storms of December Brought him emancipation from toil, and gave him ease and plenty in the bospm of his quiet home. In early life, he was married to the object of his dearest affection, but she had now long since, been numbered the silent dead, and his sole happiness was centered in that one dear pi of bis plighted daughter She was a charming re- paired ill his untiring anxiety and'tender- ness; and now as they seated themselves by the cheerful fire, whilst the rude storm beat heavily against their dwelling, she looked yp into his face with a sweet smile and said, 'How very thankful ought we to be for the many comforts we enjoy; hun- dreds are exposed to the storm, whilst o- thers are sitting in their cheerless abodes, and trembling at every rush of the tem- pest, lest their frail shelter should be car- ried away in the dreadful blast. But she exclaimed, as a heavy gust swept "over the sea, and a momentary calm succeeded; 'mcthought I heard the seaman's signal gun.' With these wCrds she flew to a window and raised it, regard- less of the fury of the storm. At inter- vals as the blast rushed by, Hhe d-eadful signal of distress came booming over the sea, and fell .with horror on the ears of the isteners. Beolia besought her father to jo with the servant t" the relief of the un- fortunate seamen. They hurried to an eminence near the shore, and lighted up a ire, shouted with their united Toices to cheer and encourage the strugling crew. The darkness was intense, and the storm seemed to increase at every moment. One dreadful shriek arose from the bosom of the boiling waves, and the signal gun was leard no more! AUensino rationally ccn eluded that ail was lost, and leaving his servant to the fire, he returned to daughter of trie probable melancholy .fate.of the vessel. At length the stcrm gave way, the winds eased, and a deep calm succeeded, the neavy clouds parted, arid the full moon ap- >eared in all her glory. Beclia accompa- ned her father to the beach to see if any hing could be discovered relative to the ate of the unfortunate vessel. The roiir- HR and tumult of tke waves was tremeu- i, and nothing could be seen, save now then a plank w'uich floated A dark form was now discovered upon the V.llows, it came nearer and >vas at length thrown upon the beach. 'AUensino exami- ned, it, and finding it to be the body of a human being, he assisted his man to re- move it to the house, where every possi- jle means were employed to rekindle the vital spark; for along time the event ap- peared doubtful, but at length the unfor- :unate began .to revive to the great satisfaction of those around bim; it was, towever, sometime before he was suffi- ciently recovered to converse, or give his host any information respecting his name or country. The first object that met his sight was the beautiful Beolia, bending over him with all the sweet sympathy of an angel; of her sweet blue eves declared the ayxicus feelings of her heart, and the stranger regarded her with with even a deeper sentiment. She seemed like a guardian spirit sent from heaven to restore him to life aod happiness. As he gradually re- covered he informed his host that he was a Macedonian officer under the banner of King Philip, from whose hand he had re- ceived many donations and honors, for deeds of valor and also for personal ser- vices. Allensino and his daughter spar- ed no attention or expense which was ne- cessary to the comfort or restoration of his recovery, however, was extremely slow, and thus was the sympa- thy and kindness of his new friends kept in action for a longtime: he appeared ex- tremely grateful, and frequently assured Ailcns'ino thxt he would employ his influ- ence with Philip to procure him an honor- able station at court, where he and his beautiful daughter nvght pass the remin- der of their days in thai respectability to which their merit entitled them. He that for an extraordinary act of. by which the life was preserved, he hnd promised'him a greater reward than he had even yet received, and the fulfil- ment of promise only availed bis re- he 3cclared, should be exer- ted in favor of his generous benefactor. Albano possessed a form and c'Mint nance of noble grace atfd manly beauty; his bright chesnut hah" clustered thickh rhis high commanding brow, and his dark eyes were expressive of a brave spi- rit, yet in their glance was of jealousy, fickleness and ambition; he was jurt in the pride of youth, and pos- sessing all the insinuating address of a conrticr; it is no matter of astonishment that he should win the affections of a be- Bcoha- It was on a beautifiu evening that he de- dared ht9 attachment to her, and bring soothed And made CTnfidfflg by the pure spirit of peace and love which breathed from all things around her, she confessed without disguise, the whole secret of htr heart. Alban T seemed lost in a transport of delight this confession, and folding hermrdeBitljr to his heart, he declared that she shmld jet shine the brightest star in the court of Philip. rtOed speedily skftfc the Soft could belicvedfthat he was looking with an anxions eye on the ieau- tiful littlft estate of his noble preserver, and studying means by which be himself might brcome waster of it! Altnost ev- ery day was appointed for his departure, and yet lie would magnify some trifling circumstance into a pretext for AHensino wits apprised of his professed attachment to his daughter, and consent- ed to their future union. Alba-io promis- ed to return in the course of a lew months, make her his bride, and convey her with her with her father to the Macedonian court, Finding it impossible to delay any longer; he mfde preparation to Allensino furnished him with sufficient necessaries for the voyage, and bestowed on him his wannest prayers and blessings. Upon this occasion his gratitude seemed unbounded, -and clasping the old man's hands in his, he invoked the best of hea- ven's blessings to descend on him. Beo- lia ,was silent. There was no dream m her innocent heart that Albano could ever change or forget her, anfl notwithstanding the thought of seperatiori was painful, she still deemed it but temporary and looked forward with sweet anticipation tc the time when he would return, and they should be united in a holy permanent uni on. She watched the white sails of the vessel which conveyed him away, until they were lost in distance, and then sink- ing'in to her father's aftr.s she burst into a Rood of tears, but they were the tears of virtuous affection rather than of grief. June passed heavily over the residence of the Macedonian farmer, until the arri- val of the period appointed for Albauo's return. This was hailed with great joy, but he came not. For many days did the anx- ious Beolia gaze anxiously over the far stretched sea to catch the white saiis of his vessel, but still sfie gazed in vain. E- ven many weeks rolled away, and Albano did not arrive. At length, however, fine morning, a large ship was seen lying at anchor off the coast, and a boat con- taining several men rowed frem the shore. 'It is exclaimed Beolia, seizing tier father's hand, and tripping like a playful fawn beside him, until they reach? ed the spot where the menuwere landing; bal what was her surprise aiid grief, when glancing her eye from face to face, she met no countenance but what was strange and forbidding. The party; approached, and after some slight enquiries, informed Allensino that king of Macedon, had given his estate to Aibano, which he requested as a reward formerly promised b_y the kbg for an act of bravery which preserved his royal person. The good man, the utmost composure, inquired wheie Albano ,th'en informed him tiiat he was in the ship, which lay in sight, with his young bride, and that" he had sent them before him to have the for- lijer owr.er of thv- estate j-ercwecl Li, and put every thing in order by evening, at which time he intended to land. Pour Bsolia did not shriek nor faint at this in- telligence, but she turned very pale and stood as motionless as a statue: she did not hear remonstrance a- gainst this unjust act as the royal grant was produced, nor his expressions of as- tonishment and horror at the base ingrati- tude "of Albano, for pnre thoughts were lost jn a deeper dream; she was re- membering the sick bed over which she leaned so many long and tirelesi days; the thwhappy time when the young Macedo- nian first ins attachment; and the bright anticipations of her heart when she last parted with him, and the deep untiring patience with which she had borne his long was it thus he had rewarded her constancy? was it thus he liad remembered her father's and her own kindnesses during his state of thus regarded the pro- ir.iseshe had so frequently made Absorbed in these sorrowful reflections she was led away by her father, uncon- scious of whither she was going until they reached their peaceful habitation. They visited every apartment, and bade a speechless farewell to those scenes so dearly loved. 'Oh! must I thee 'my own sweet home." exclaimed Aiiensao, who had un- til that overflowing moment observed the deepest for whom 1 have toiled all my which I have so fre- quently returned after the labors of the dav, aud cujoyed the purest of earthly in'whose bosom 1 had fondly hopcu to spend old age, and choked utterance, and he sank upon the bosom of ins weeping child; but this was a bunt of too intense feeling tr. be Iocs gave way, and a ray of hope dawiied through the dark cloud which rested on the afflicted 'I will, wm? to said Allensino, if he he a just nvuitirch, he niurt have Vtn deceived, aisd redress my wrongs.' smiled loved the home ol htr deeply frit tor htr housc- the cheerless season ol he could say no more, et m- gratituic him who had Jong possetscd hrr vnure heart, gave her sterncr griel than 1 f cjiipires coul who left the company at the. earnest citations of her fe.ther. poor girl fainted and was from the apart- ment but no one the cajwc. This the chain was bro- spell dissolved, and her long cherished and faithful love was changed to hate, for a heart so pure us hers was incapable of to she fervently prayed that he might re- turn to the path of rectitude and honora- ble sentiment. She wept when she thought on the innocent being who hud connected fate with his. and ECcrcily After much altercation later and the widow, of politeness, it waaigj lO rr'ien the min- point tjiat he should lit trudgcdvtoenring cu- rious little cullefiary article alternately in his hand and'under ntost convenient to arm, Unfortunately, escaped the fatal snare. At length a messenger arrived from Philip, bearing letters to AHes'uio. It ap- peared from their contents, t at the king had been grossly deceived. He stated that after Albano's return from his unfor- tunate sea-voyage, he came arid request- ed.tiis sovereign to fulfil his promise. He renuTierated all the battles he had fought for jn glowing language fell his privations and nuffcriiiRs; shewed the place wheve he had received a wbtind in preserving his life, and Phi- lip's heart full of feeling towards him, he requested AUensino'c estate as a reward, representing iiiw to be of a mischevidus and marauding character. The king, placing implicit confidence in Albano, granted request wlfttout further in- quiry into the subject: but now, bring 5n- fomied of his baseness, he was filled with a jast indignation, and promised not only- redress to the injured, but punishment to the offender. He accordingly gave or- ders to have the estute of Allensino re tur- ned immediately to him, and commanded Albano to make no delay in seeking presence The vile dis-e.Tibler felt full assurance thwt he could readily appease his. offended sovereign, and consequently did not hesi- tate to obey his summous; but now the arts of his flattery and eloquence seased have their former influence; the mask from his villiiny; and he appear- ed in his true character. The king caus- ed these "THE FAITHLESS to be branded on his forehead, nnd for- bade him his presence forever. His wife, who was connected with a noble family, refused to acknowledge him as her hus- bind, and thus was he left a dessclatc outcast on the face of the earth. Bet-Iia heard of his misfortunes and deeply felt for him, yet her heart pronounced them JHSt. A few months after, she was married to Minangano, an amiable youth, who pos- sessed a large fortune, and was amply worthy of the best affections of her heart- Their lives passed along like a smooth the venerable Allensino, al- most as playful as the little cherub grand children as they -clinvbed upon his knee, existence. Some years after his marriage, Minan- gano became heir, to a considerable estate in a distant part of the country, and it was necessary for him to appear ia pererju and secure his right; Ar his request his wife consented to accompany him- They had nearly reached their place of destina- tion, when, m passing through a deep wood, they were attacked by a si.igle rob- ber. He presented a pistol to the breast of Minangano, and-demanded his money. The latter while pretending to comply, drew a pistol from his instant- ly lodged its contents in the Vivian's breast. He. uttered a piercing groan and sank helplessly upon the earth. This was a scene from which a mcderm female would have shrunk with dismay and ter- ror, but not so with our Macedonian He- roine. She alighted from the carriage, and lifting his head from the earth, en- treated her husband to bind up his wound. As the sound of her voice fell on the robber's he raised his dying eyet to her face, and with a bitter smile 'Injured Beolia.' little did I think that thy arms would be mv dvhiE He easp- thft day was long, and the minister fat; so that jiif heartily tired of the burden 'Before 1 he got wayhotne. Under cir- cumstances it ttrvick him. that if instead _______________ of carrying'the pet awlt'A'ardly at one side thanked the rSispenser of all good that she of person, he were to carry it on his head, the greatly ened; the .principles of hatunti philoso- phy, which had at college, in- formed him, that when a load presses di- rectly and immediately upon, any -object, it is less ononms than when it at th: rcniotc end of a lever. .Ac'cnruinftly dofiinr b.iB hat, whtdi.Ke.iv.swt'd to carry hnmelr-. His hamls hanfi- kerchief to his brow, he the pot in inverted fashion upon iiii head; where, as the reader may suppose, much like "Atnmbrino's helmet upon the crazed capital cf Don Quixote, only u great deal move magnificent In shape and dimensions. There was at first much relief and comfort in this new n-.nda of carrying the pot; but mark the The" niifortumte minister having taken a arms would be my dying pi! ed then summoning all his strength for one last effort, he lifted the long shining locks from his forehead, and what was her surprise and emotion when there be- held lurge letters 'THI from an English fiafier. THE UNLUCKY PRESENT. The Mr. L minister of in Lanarkshire, (who died with- in the present century) was one of those unhappy perils, who, to use the words of A well known Scottish adage, "can i.evcr see grcea cheese but their ecn reels." He wis extremely covetous, and that not only of nice articles of food, but of many other thirgs which do not generally excite the cupidity of the human The following story is in corroboration of this assertion. Bring on a. visit one day at the house of one of his poor Soaely widow, living in the nrmoriand part of the L- Cascijai- tcd by the charms of a liUSe csust iron pot, which happened at the tame to be _if 'the head which, i ''l bruising the delicate A few.jniisutes of the clear 'air and glass. _ bjpitle, unfortunate mart prayer; but Ks thc incident memory of the parishioiieri of :tae Cv.nous early part of the reign of Louis ving :i very vicious iiorse, whictt ridne-of the grf'Otns or-scrvarts-would ridei-r-sey- cva! yf them haying one killed, leave of his majesty him turned loose in the one of the largest lions. The king readi- ly consented, and'the animal, on day, WAS cotiducded thither. Soch'after1 the arrival of the den was drawn up stute and majesty, tnarchj'd siowly to ninutii of it, when seeing iiis immedi-.itely and rei! ,e horse, the and th? great standing on the hearth full of potatoes for the poor woman's dinner, and her children. He had never in his hlc young Macedonian, although restored to. ett health, sUH leered the reof oT complanifd not, atid ut- save those of consolation hope. -With the assistance of the domestics, their nriMcaWcji were conveyed to an insntattd sutroHn- ded trees jtud icdgcn oJ broken rcuks. ASWXMI as they were secorcly in this desoUtc abode, 'if ye like H sae well as a" that, 1 beg j e'i3 addressed a Ictierto Philip, in which lef me send tn the manse, It's kind he painted in lively that oc- j orral [suprrfltous] w1' we've i (Tarred from the titnt Arsiano was saved bagger ane, that yec use that's eaping ed Mm in passing from one field to ano- ther. Ke jumpedj but no jiimpwas ever taken so completely info the dark as this. The concussion given to his person in de- scending, caused the helmet to become a hcod; rhe pot slipped down over his face, and resting with its iron rim upon his neck, stuck fast there, enclosing the head as completely as ever that 'of a new born child WHS enclosed by filmy bag with nature, as an indication of future. good fortune, sometimes invests the nod- of her favorite offspring. What was the worst of all, the nose, which had per- mitted the pot t-.' slip down over it, with- stnod-every desperate attempt, oa the part of its proprietor, to make it slip backer gain; the contracted part, ur the neck of the being of such a peculiar forni- tk-n as to cling fust to .the of the nose, although it had found UQ difficulty in gliding along the Was c- ver minister in worse pliglit? Was there ever conretems so unlucky? had ever any man did ever minister so effectually hoodwink himself, or so thoroughly shut his eyes to the plain light of nature? What was to be done? The place was lonely, the way difficult and dangerous; human relief w us remote, almost beyond reach. It was impossible even to cry for help. Or if a cry could be uttercd.it might reach in deafening. reverberation the utterer; but it %vou-d travel cwelve inches ihrther in any To ndd to the distresses of the case, the unhappy sufferer soon found great diffi- cfllty in breathing. What with the heat occasioned by tlie beating of the sun on the metal, and what with the frequent return of the same heated air to his lungs, he was in the utmost danger of suffocation. Every thing considered, it seemed like- ly if he did not chance to be reliev- ed by some accidental wayfarer, there would soon be in thcjiot, The instinctive love of life, however, is even very stupid peo- ple have been foand, when put to the push by strong and peril, to exert a degree of energy, far above what might have been expected thernj or what they have ever been known to exert un- dtr ordinary cireumstintces. So it was with the pot-ensconceii minister of Pressed by the urgency of his distress, he fortunately recollected that there was a smith's shop ac the distance of about a mile across the fields, where, if he could reach it before the period of suffocation, lie might possibly find relief. Deprived of his eye sight he could only act as a man of feeling, and went on as cautiously as he could, with his hat ia his hand. Half crawling, half sliding, over ridge and tur- row, ditch and hedge, somewhat like Sa- Un floundering over chaos, the unhappy minister traveled with all poisible speed as nearly as he could guess in the direc- tion of the place of refuge. 1 leave it to the reader to conceive the surprise, tl-e mirth, the infinite amusement of the tmith and all the hangerson of Vuzsmiddy, at length, torn and worn, faint ana exhausted, blind and brcatl.icss, the un- fortunate man armed at tfac place, and let them know (rather by signs than by words) the circumstances of case. In the wnrds of an old Scottish iiwg, "Out cam the gmleman, and high lie shouted Out cam tac gudcwifc, and low loured; And the town neighbors were gather- ed aboui And ikere was he, I The merriment of the company, how ever, swi gave way tu considvmtions f Lwlicmns AS was the minis- ter with such an object where be the rewdrace of a Maccdo- nitA NcWeioaa. His wife, a yotmg and bemtifbl creatare, wan handed into the by hcrWwbwwl and it that she WMOict vet there byBeoiia, you trouble. Since you aTo sogoodas togiveraethe pot, carry it home with me ia tnj hand. so much taken1 with it, indeed, that] would really prefer carryinj it pM like the horns of the great it ne- cessary that he should be rt-itor- e >ra were his .ni.atie iis eyes sparkled, and something like' a general couyuleion see-ned to .agitate his whole frame. After the first emotions of- 'ear had the horse retired to a corner of the menageris, where, having lirectiag his heels towards the lion, and :iaving reared his head over his left shcul- ler, he watched with motions of his enemy. The lion, who.- presently atuicted the den, sidled abo'ut :ur more than a minute, as if. meditating; the mode of attack, when, cieniiy prepared himself for the combat, >e made a sudden spring at the horse, which .defended itself by striking ad- versary a most violent blow en the The lion instantly retreated, and several, rnmutes; tov up the contest, when recovering from the painful effects of the blowj-he oil to the charge with unabated The mode of preparation for ittvtck was the as'the died from one side of the. the other for a considerable tlrtie, seelii a favorable opportunity1 to seize 1] during ai] which time the'horse'! served the same posture, andstill head erect and turned over hie s> The lion at length a second with ail the strength and velocity he could exercise, when the liorse caught him his hoof on the unckr he fr-vO tared. Having sustained a second and more severe repulse than the firmer, it lioo retreated to his cie-i ai he' -vaa able, apparently in the greatest moaning ail the way ii> a'most la-.ncnt t manner. The was sofu: be shot, as ;'ior-ne'ever dared the ground whcrr he was tioru of History. AfagnanimHy.------in 1702, Peter the having made at- called Schlnssi.-iaurgh, PripCft color-el of tlu- guards, at the hflaij. r.f a select corpa, t; t-ake it by That officer having by means of rafts landed his soldiers, .close to tions, which advance almosttothe edge'ojf the water, they were received with'sucU _, intrepidity by the garrison, and exposed to such a dreadful carnage, that Peter, conceiving the assault to be irapracticablej sent immediate orders for the to retire; Prince Galitzin, however, re'tus- ed to obey: "Tell my sovereign, (said that 1 am no longer his subject; hav- ing thrown myself the protection, of" a power superior to him i" then turning to his he anifnated them by his voice and example, and leading them to the atadc, scaled the vails, and to k the-, fortress, v Pete-- was so struck with this exploit, ttiat upon his next interview with. Gaiitzin, he to him; "Ask yom will, except Moscow and obl'ged to The Prince, with a magnanimity wh reflects iiigheit honor upon his ter, instantly requested the pardon of his. ancient rival, Prince Repoin, who had" been degraded bsy'Peter from the rank of a marshal to that of a common He obtained his request, and with it the confidence of his the esteem of Prince Repnin, and the of tho public. Few circumstances can give more pleasure to a generous mind than the contemplation of .such exalted (raits of a greut and noble spirit; pleasure heightened when behold ants such persons enjoying all the Hanr ors well as virtues of thrir ancestors. llolsteins singular tnecdote is related ia rs ftf Bolivar, which will serve lo illustrate uroaiieent feat- ure in liis character. On his triumphal entry Caracas, in die I Sid, borne in a car drawn iwelvc young iaclios, from tbo ii families in the place, dressed asiUy while, sod adorued ID cofors- He slood on die carr bare lidded, and in Jit tiuud, was ihrou Jj hosisands of s froiji die ofihe niy to resident. We if there went ed to ordinary concWum, li it for no other reason than that 5ic continue to 1-ve. He w.is, -.1 his own request, Icil into smithy, snui- titudcs fitting arouwi to tender him that loiulcst U> witness process i his release, and having down his he-art the anvij.thc smith lout no ume in d poising his I come sair on the considerate man of ever so ungaibuia liero before! s. Jour, -ner. coking ra at the brink of the sairasye the an- swer: better a the chafts ihan iyiag for want
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