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waves broke waywardly.

A child sat playing with shells.

He raised his head and seemed to know
me, and said, "I hire you with nothing/'

From thenceforward that bargain struck in

child's play made me a free man.
CENTRAL'CIRCULATl

CHILDREN'S ROOM



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Translated by the Author from
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