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, CHAPTER IX Continued.
"That Is precisely what I was driv
ing at. Our banker ain't run with the
hare and hunt with the hounds. You'll
excuse mo If I say that you haven't
been altogether fair wlfh Tlmanyonl
Ditch, or with Colonel Baldwin, Mr.
Klnzte. A friendly banker doesn't
help sell out his customer. You know
that, as well as I do. Still, you did
Klnzle threw up his hands and tried
to defend himself. "It was a straight
business transaction, Mr. Smith. As
long as wo'ro In tho banking business,
wo buy and sell for anybody who comes
"No, wo don't, Mr. Elnzlo; wo pro
tect our customers first. In tho pres
ent Instance you thought your cus
tomer was a dead one, anyway, so It
wouldn't niako much difference if you
should throw another shovelful of dirt
or so onto the coffin. Wasn't that the
way of it?"
Tho president was fairly pushed to
tho ropes, and ho showed It.
"Answor me one question, both of
you," ho snapped. "Aro you big enough
to fight for your own against Stanton's
"You'll see; and tho sight Is going
to cost you something," said Smith,
and the blandest oil could have been
no smoother than his tone.
"Is that right, Dexter?"
"That's the way It looks to me,
Davo," said the ranchman capitalist,
who, whatever might bo his limitations
In tho field of high finance, was not
lacking tho nerve to fight unquestion
ing In any partner's quarrel.
Tho president of tho Brewster City
National turned back to Smith.
"What do you want, Mr. Smith?" ho
asked, not too cordially.
"Nothing that you'd give us, I guess ;
a little business loyalty, for one
"And a checking balance for Imme
diate necessities for another?" sug
gested the banker.
With all his trained astuteness
trained In Klnzlo's own school, at
that Smith could not be sure that tho
gray-faced old Westerner wbb not set
ting a final trap for him, after all. But
ho took tho risk, saying, with a decent
show of lndlff erenco : "Of courso It
would be moro convenient hero than In
Denver or Chicago. But thero Is no
hurry about that part of It."
The president took a slip of paper
from a plgconholo and wrote rapidly
upon It. Onco moro his optimism was
locking horns with prudent caution. It
was the optimism, however, that was
driving tho pen. Baldwin's word was
worth something, and it might bo dis
astrous to lot these two get away with
out anchoring them solidly to tho
Brewster City National.
"Sign this, you two," ho said. "I
don't know even tho namo of your new
outfit yet, but I'll take a chanco on one
pleco of two-name paper, anyhow."
Smith took up tho Blip and glanced
at It It was an accommodation note
for twenty thousand dollars. With tho
money fairly In his hands, ho paused
to drlvo tho nail of Independence
squarely before ho would begin.
I "Wo don't want this at all, Mr. Kln
zlc, Unless tho bank's goodwill comes
with it," ho said with becoming grav
ity. Til stand by you," was tho brusque
"But it's only fair to you
both to say that you'vo got tho biggest
kind of a combination to buck you
a national utilities corporation with
the strongest sort of political backing."
"I doubt if you can tell us anything
that wo don't already know," said
Smith coolly, as ho put his name on
the noto; and when Baldwin had
Blgned: "Let this go to tho credit of
Tlmanyonl Ditch, if you pleaso, Mr.
Klnzlc, and we'll transfer It later. It's
quite posslblo that wo sha'n't need It,
but wo aro willing to help out a llttlo
on your discount profits, anyway. Fur
ther along, when things shapo them
selves up a bit moro definitely, you
shall know all thero Is to know, and
we'll give you Just as good a chanco
to mako money as you'll glvo us."
When they were safely out of tho
bank and half a square away from it,
Dexter Baldwin pushed his hat back
and mopped his forehead. "They say
n man can't sweat at this altitude," ho
remarked. "I'm hero to tell you,
Smith, that Tve lost ten pounds In tho
last ten minutes. Whero In tho namo
of Jumping Jehoshaphat did you get
your nervo, boy 7 You mado him be
lieve wo'd got outsldo backing from
"I didn't say anything llko that, did
"No; but you opened tho door and ho
"That's all right; I'm not respon
sible for Mr. Klnzlo's imagination.
Wo were obliged to havo a llttlo ad
vertising capital; wo couldn't turn u
wheel without It Put mo In touch
JOHN SMITH BLUFFS A CRAFTY BANKER AND GETS HOLD
OF SUFFICIENT WORKING CAPITAL TO GO AHEAD
WITH THE GREAT IRRIGATION DAM PROJECT .
8ynopils. J. Montague Smith, cashier of Lawrenccvlllo Bank and
Trust company, society bachelor engaged to marry Vcrda Illchlander,
heiress, knocks his employer, Watrous Dunham, senseless, leaves him
for dead and flees the state when Dunham accuses Smith of dishon
esty and wants him to tako tho blame for embezzlement actually com
mitted by Dunham. Several weeks later, Smith' appears as a tramp
at a town in the Rocky mountains and gets a luborlng Job in an irriga
tion ditch construction camp. Ills intelligence draws tho attention of
Williams, tho superintendent, who thinks ho can uso the tramp, John
Smith, in a moro Important place. Tho ditch company is in hard lines
financially because Eastern financial interests are working to under
mine tho local crowd headed by Colonel Baldwin and take over valu
able property. Smith finally accepts appointment as financial sec
retary of Baldwin's company. Ho has already struck up a pleasant
acquaintance with Corona Baldwin, tho colonel's winsome daughter.
Ho goes to Interview a crafty banker whllo tho financial enemies plan
ruin for Baldwin's company.
with a good business lawyer, and I'll
start tho legal machinery. Then you
can get Into your car and go around
and Interview your crowd, man by
man. I want to know exactly whero
wo stand with tho old stockholders be
foro wo make auy move In public. Can
you do that?"
Baldwin lifted his hat and shoved his
fingers through his hair.
"I reckon I can ; there aro only sixty
or seventy of 'cm. And Bob Stllllngs
Is your lawyer. Come around the cor
ner and I'll introduce you."
The Rocket and the Stick.
For a full fortnight after tho pre
liminary visit to tho Brewster City
National bank Smith was easily the
busiest man In Tlmanyonl county. Es
tablishing himself In tho Hophra
nouse, and discarding the working
khaki only because he was shrewd
enough to dress the new part becom
ingly, he flung himself Into what
Colonel Baldwin called the "miracle
working" campaign with a zest that
knew no flagging moment.
Within the fourteen-day period new
town offices were occupied on the sec
ond floor of tho Brewster City Na
tional building; Stllllngs, most efficient
of corporation counsels, had secured
tho new charter; and tho stock-books
of Tlmanyonl High Lino had been
opened, with tho Brewster City Na
tional named as the company's deposi
tory and official fiduciary agent.
At the dam tho building activities
had been generously doubled. An elec
tric light plant had been installed, and
Williams was working day and night
shifts both In tho quarries and on tho
forms. Post this, the new financial
manager, himself broadening rapidly
as his field broadened, was branching
out In other directions. After a brief
conference with a few of his principal
stockholders ho had Instructed Stllllngs
to include the words "Power and Light"
In tho cataloguing of tho new com
pany's possible and probable charter
activities, and by tho end of tho fort
night tho foundations of a powerhouse
were going in below tho dam, and ne
gotiations were already on foot with
tho Brewster city council looking to
ward tho sale of electric current to the
city for lighting and other purposes.
Smith had mado tho planting of his
financial anchor securely to windward
his first care. Furnished with a select
ed list by Colonel Baldwin, ho had
mado a thorough canvas of posslblo In
vestors, and by the time the new stock
was printed and ready for delivery
through Klnzlo's bank, an Ironclad pool
of tho majority of tho original Tlman
yonl Ditch stock had been organized,
and Smith hnd sold to Maxwell, Star
buck, and other local capitalists a suf
ficient amount of tho new treasury
stock to glvo him a fighting chance;
this, with a promise of moro If it
should bo needed.
Not to Maxwell or to any of tho new
Investors had Smith revealed tho full
dimensions of tho prize for which Tlm
anyonl High Lino was entering tho
race. Colonel Baldwin and one Wil
liam Starbuck, Maxwell's brother-in-law,
by courtesy, and his partner In
tho Llttlo Alice mine, alone knew tho
wheel within tho wheel ; how tho great
eastern utility corporation represented
by Stanton had spent a million or
moro In tho acquisition of tho Esca
lanto grant, which would bo practical
ly worthless as agricultural land with
out the water which could bo obtained
only by means of tho Tlmanyonl dam
and canal system.
With all these strenuous stirrings In
tho business field, It may say Itself that
Smith found llttlo ttmo for social in
dulgences during tho crowded fort
night. Day after day tho colonel begged
him to tako a night off at tho ranch,
and It was even moro difficult to ref uso
tho proffered hospitality at tho week
end. But Smith did rcfuso it.
It was not until after Miss Corona
driving to town with her father, as sho
frequently did had thrlco visited tho
new offices that Smith begau to con
gratulato himself, rather bitterly, to
bo sure, upon his wisdom In staying
away from nillcrest For ono thing,
ho was learning that Corona Baldwin
was able to make him seo rose-colored.
When sho was not with him, ho was a
man In dally peril of meeting tho
sheriff. But when sho was present,
calm sanity had a way of losing its
Miss Corona's fourth visit to tho
handsomo sulto of offices over tho
Browstcr City National chanced to
fall upon a Saturday. Her father,
president of tho new company, as ho
hnd been of tho old, had a prlvato of
fice of his own, but Miss Corona soon
drifted out to tho rallcd-off end of the
larger room, whero tho financial sec
rctnry had his desk.
"Colonel-daddy tells mo that you are
coming out to Iltllcrest for tho week
end," was tho way in which she In
terrupted tho financial secretary's
brow-knlttlngs over a new material
contract. "I havo just wagered him a
nlco fat llttlo round Iron dollar of my
allowance that you won't. How about
Smith looked up with his best-na-turcd
"You win," he sold shortly.
"Thank you," she laughed. "In a
minute or so I'll go back to tho presi
dent's office and collect." Then : "One
dinner, lodging and breakfast of us
was about all you could stand, wasn't
It? I thought maybe it would be that
"What made you think so?"
Sho had seated herself in the chair
reserved for inquiring Investors. There
was a little interval of glove-smoothing
silence, and then, llko a flash out
of a clear sky, she smiled across tho
desk end at him and said :
"Will you forgive me If I ask you a
perfectly ridiculous question?"
"Certainly. Other people ask them
"Is Is your name really and truly
"Why should you doubt It?"
it was just hero that Smith was
given to seo another ono of Miss Co
rona's many moods or tenses and It
was a new one to him. She was visibly
"I I don't want to tell you," she
"All right; you needn't"
"If you're going to take It that easy,
I will tell you," she retorted. "Mr.
Williams thought your name was an
alias; and I'm not sure that he doesn't
still think so."
"Tho Smiths never havo to havo
aliases. It's like John Doe or Richard
Roe, you know."
"Haven't you any middle name?"
"I have a middle Initial. It is 4M."'
He was looking her fairly in the eyes
as he said it, and tho light In tho new
offices was excellent Thanks to her
horseback riding, Miss Corona's small
oval face had a touch of healthy out
door tan; but under the tan thero
came, for just a flitting Instant, a flush
of deep color, and at the back of the
gray eyes thero was something that
Smith had never seen there before.
"It's It's just an initial?" she
"Yes; It's just an initial, and I don't
use It ordinarily. I'm not a'shamed of
the plain 'John.' "
"I don't know why you should be,"
she commented, half absently, he
thought. And then : "How many 'John
M. Smiths' do you suppose there are
In tho United States?"
"Oh, I don't know; a million or so, I
"I should think you would bo rather
glad of that," sho told him. But when
ho tried to mako her say why ho should
be glad, sho talked pointedly of other
things and presently went back to her
Thero wero fine llttlo headings of
perspiration standing on the fugitive's
forehead when sho left him.
After the other members of tho of
fice force had taken their departure,
ho still sat at his desk striving to bring
himself back with some degree of clear
headedness to tho pressing demands of
his Job. Just as ho was about to glvo
It up and go across to tho Honhra
House for his dinner, William Starbuck
drifted In to open the railing goto and
to como and plant himself In tho chair
of prlvllego at Smith's desk end.
"Well, son; you've got the animals
stirred up good and plenty, at last,"
ho said, when ho had found tho "mak
Ings" and was deftly rolling a cigar
ette his ono overlapping habit reach
Ing back to his range-riding youth.
"Dick Maxwell got a wire today from
his kiddle's grandpaw and my own
respected daddy-In-law Mr. Hiram
Falrbalrn ; you know him tho lumber
Tin listening," said Smith.
"Dick's wire was an order; Instruc
tions from headquarters to keep hands
oft of your new company and to work
strictly In cahoots 'harmony' was tho
word ho used with Crawford Stanton.
How does that fit you?"
Tho financial secretary's smllo was
tho self-congratulatory face-wrlnkllng
or xno quarry rorcman who has seen
his tackle hitch hold to land tho big
stone safely at tho top of tho pit.
"What is Maxwell going to do about
it?" ho asked.
Dick Is all wool and a yard wide;
and what bo signs his namo to Is what
ho Is going to stnnd by. You won't lose
him, but tho wlro shows us Just about
whore wo'ro aiming to put our leg Into
tho gopher bolo and break It, doesn't
Tm not borrowing any trouble. Mr.
Falrbalrn and hi colleagues aro Just
a few mtnutcs too late, Starbucl;.
We've got our footing Inside of the
The ex-cowpuncher, who was now
well up on the middle rounds of for
tune's ladder, shook his head doubt
fully. "Don't you make any brash breaks,
John. Mr. Hiram Falrbalrn and his
crowd can swing twenty millions ta
your one little old dollar and a half,
and they're not going to leave any of
tho pebbles unturned when It comes to
saving their Investment In the Esca
lante. That's all; I just thought I'u
drop In and tell you."
Smith went to his rooms In the hotel
a few minutes later to change for din
ner, lie found the linen drawer In his
dressing-case overflowing. Opening
another, he began to arrange the over
flow methodically. Tho empty drawer
was lined with a newspaper, and a sin
gle headline on tho upturned page
sprang at him like a thing living and
venomous. Ho bent lower and read
the underrunnlng paragraph with a
dull rage mounting to his eyes and
serving for tho moment to make the
gray of the printed lines turn red.
Lawreneevllle, May 19. The grand Jurj
has found a true bill against Montague
Smith, the absconding cashier of the
Lawrenccvlllo Bank and Trust, charged
with embezzling the bank's funds. The
crlmo would have been merely a breach
of trust and not actionable but for tho
fact that Smith, by owning Btock In tho
bankrupt Westfall Industries lately taken
over by the Itlchlander company, had so
made himself amenable to the law. Smith
disappeared on the night of the 14th and
Is still at large. He is also wanted on
another criminal count It will be remem
bered that he brutally assaulted Prosldont
Dunham on the night ot his disappear
ance. The reward of 11.000 for his appre
hension and arrest has been Increased ta
13,000 by the bank directors.
The Narrow World.
At the fresh newspaper reminder
that his sudden bound upward from
the laboring ranks to the executive
headship of the Irrigation project had
merely made him a more conspicuous
target for the man-hunters, Smith
scanted himself of sleep and redoubled
his efforts to put the new company on
a sound and permanent footing. In
the nature of things he felt that his
own shift must necessarily be short.
The more or less dramatic coup In
Tlmanyonl High Line had advertised
him thoroughly. He was rapidly com
ing to be the best-known man In Brew
"How About It7"
ster, and he cherished no illusions
about lost Identities, or the ability to
lose them, in tho land where time and
space have been wired and railroaded
pretty well out of existence.
It was needful that he should work
while the day was his In which to
work; and ho did work. Thero was
still much to be done. Williams was
having a threat of labor troubles at
the dam, and Stllllngs had unearthed
another possible flaw In the land titles
dating back to the promotion of a cer
tain railroad which had never gotten
far beyond tho paper stage and tho ac
quiring of some of Its rights of way.
Smith flung himself masterfully at
tho now difficulties ns they arose, and
earned his meed of pralso from the
men for whom ho overcame them. But
under tho surface current of tho hurry
ing business tide a bitter undertow was
beginning to set in. He took his first
decided backward step on the night
when ho went Into a hardware store
and bought a pistol. Tho free, falr-
flghtlng spirit which had sent him bare
handed against tho three claim-Jumpers
was gone and In Its place thero was
n fell determination, undefined ob yet
but keying Itself to the barbaric pitch.
Try as hard as he may, Smith
finds that ho cannot keep senti
ment out of his life. His fear of
discovery and arrest Increases.
Important developments come In
the next installment.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Sea Gives Up Eatables.
Early strollers on tho beaches as
far north as Belmar recently recov
ered from tho surf enough food to stock
a country grocery, says a Sea Girt,
N. Y., dispatch to tho New York Times.
The flotsam Included canned goods
of many sorts, but mostly tomatoes
und asparagus; ono man carried homo
thrco tubs of good butter and many
clothesbaskots full of lemons, all of
which wero fresh and hard. Submarine
activity was scouted as a cause for tho
pickings, but ono guess as to their
origin was that somo vessel, a warship
or possibly a big yacht, returning from
a long crulso had passed up tho coast
and her crew had emptied the larder
overboard so as to be certain of abso
lutely fresh provisions when next thtg
put to sea.
IB Hit rvy
(By HEV. P. B. FITZWATEIt, D. D.,
Teacher of English Blblo In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR AUGUST 5.
MANASSEH'8 8IN AND REPENT
LESSON TEXT-II Chronicles 83:1-20.
GOLDEN TEXT-Let the wicked for
sake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the
Lord, and he will have mercy upon htm)
and to our Ood, for ho will abundantly
pardon. Isaiah 66:7.
The reign of Manasseh was tho long
est of any of tho kings of Judah. It la
strango that a wicked king should
have the distinction of tho longest
reign. This can bo accounted for, per
haps, by tho fact that tho nation was
in such a stato that their Idolatrous
corruption needed to go to Its fullest
development It seems to bo neces
sary In a world of free beings, that
their actions must go to a certain
stage of development. It was so with
the Inhabitants of Canaan before that
land was possessed by Israel. Israel
was kept In Egypt until tho Iniquity
of that nation was full. In this caso
doubtless tho Lord permitted this to
go on until tho Idolatrous practices
would becomo extremely obnoxious.
I. Manasseh's Sin (vv. 1-0). Though
he had tho example of a good father,
he with passionate endeavor gavo him
self up to the Imitation of tho heathen
about him. This shows that grace Is
not Inherited ; a good father may have
a bad son. It also teaches us that It
is absolutely necessary to bring the
grace of God Into vital touch with our
children, for that grace Is absolutely
essential to their salvation. Only his
grace can counteract the downward
pull of sin.
1. He restored the high places which
had been destroyed by his father
(v. 3). It Is thus seen that ho sought
to undo tho good work done by bis
2. Ho erected altars to Baal (v. 3).
The Idols worshiped on these altars
seem to havo been Images of licen
tious appearance, provoking the Indul
gence of the human passion. There
fore, with this worship was coupled
the grossest licentiousness.
8. Ho Introduced the star worship
of tho Chaldeans and Assyrians (v. 8).
He even erected these altars In the
house of the Lord, placing them on a
level with Ood himself.
4. He set up Moloch In the Vale of
Hlnnon (v. 0). He not only encour
aged this worship on the part of oth
ers, but he even caused his own chil
dren to pass through the fire.
5. He practiced magic, witchcraft,
and dealt with a familiar spirit (v. 0).
So gross were these practices that
they did even worse than tho heathen
whom God had destroyed before the
Children of Israel came Into tho land.
6. He rejected the Lord's testimony
(v. 10). Doubtless the prophets had
again and ngal.i admonished him, but
ho eeems to have turned entirely aside
from such remonstrances.
II. Manasseh't Chastisement (vv. 11
18). Tho Lord in grace used the As
syrians to chastise Manasseh, so as to
bring him to see his evil ways. He
was captured, perhaps whllo hiding
among tho thicket of thorns (v. 11).
bound In chains and carried to Baby
lon. This was most humiliating. His
hands wero manacled, his ankles fas
tened together with rings and a bar.
III. Manasseh's Repentance, (vv. 12,
18). Fortunately, the chastisement
had Its desired effect Manasseh was
brought to his senses and turned from
his evil ways. Tho steps In his re
pentance are as follows:
1. Affliction (v. 12). This was most
severe. Bound with chains and dragged
to Babylon. While this was severe, it
was light In comparison with tho sins
which provoked It
2. Supplkutlon (v. 12). Manasseh
bad the good senso to cry out to God
in this condition. It Is tho unmistak
able evidence that God's chastisement
Is accomplishing Its purpose. Wo aro
Instructed in James 5 :18 in time of af
fliction to pray.
8. Humility (v. 12). This Is a com
mon characteristic of penitent souls.
Thoso who como under tho hand of
God always recognize It In their hum
4. Forgiveness (v. 13). As soon as
God sees tho signs of penitence, he
I turns In mercy to tho penitent and
grants absolution for sin. No ono
needs to wait long to recelvo his for
giveness. 5. His kingdom restored (v. 18).
Manasseh not only was forgiven, but
ho was actually restored to his king
dom. Thoso who truly repent God
will not only forgive, but ho will re
store (Psa. 82:3-5).
0. Apprehension of God (v. 18).
Through this experience Manasseh
came to know God.
IV. Manasseh's Reformation (w.
14-20). Manasseh was not content
with merely receiving God's forgive
ness and restoration to his kingdom,
but ho sought so far as posslblo to
undo tho mischief which ho had done.
1. Ho strengthened tho fortifications
of Jerusalem, so as to mako his peo
ple safe from tho attack of a foreign
foe (v. 14).
2. Ho removed the idols from the
Houso of tho Lord (v. 15). Through
bitter experience ho had como to know
that an Idol Is nothing, that it could
avail him nothing In tlmo of deegMt
need. - h
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Small Sires of Coal.
It Is beyond question that tho In
creased tonnage of anthracite ship
ments recorded during the last two
months has been largely made up of
tho junior sizes. This portion of tho
fuel output Is assuming a much larger
share In the supplying of what may
now rightly bo termed tho domestic
trade. Under modern methods the uso
of the smaller coals Is of much Import
ance In tho heating arrangements of
tho habitations of a large portion ot
tho city populace qulto ns much as
the uso of tho sizes scheduled as do
mestic coal. It Is fortunate that means
havo been availed of to utilise this
tonnngo to good advantngc cisewhero
than In manufacturing establishments,
but tho fact remains that with so largo
an output of the so-called steam sizes
the retail dealer In the small places,
whero, after all, tho old-fashioned do
mestic trade now has its stronghold, Is
not able to count on the tonnage for
his requirements which the tonnage
statements of output would seem to
Imply. Coal Trade Journal.
Tho Do Jones back lawn was a lawn
In namo only. It was really an arid
desert bald, so to speak, and In dry
weather It was always dusty as a mo
tor track. To tho astonishment of
Mrs. Do Smythe, who lived next door,
she one day saw her devoted husband
turning tho garden hoso upon the Do
"Well, I never!" she exclaimed. "I'm
sure I wouldn't trouble to lay dust In
Do Jones' back yard, John, especially
as they aro such hateful lot of gos
sips. Small thanks you'll get for your
"That's all right, my dear. Their
darling Utile Fldo was washed snow
white this morning. Now he's out there
rolling about like a barrel, and rubbing
the mud well Into his fleecy coat
Trust your husband, my sweet, for
real, unadulterated thoughtfulness."
Intelligent Alarm Clock.
An alarm clock awakened a lady la
Philadelphia Just In tlmo to allow her
to escupo from a burning building.
Sho had set tho clock as usual at five
o'clock, but that morning It failed to
ring. During tho afternoon she lay
down for a nap on tho divan. At five
o'clock tho alarm clock started Its
racket twelvo hours late. Sho awoko
to And tho houso full of smoko and
flames creeping up the stairway. She
was aroused Just In tlmo to escape to
tho street "That clock has been my
pal for years," said she. "I never
knew It to miss Its regular morning
alarm before. It must have known
"Pa, what aro people's salad days?"
"It Is tho tlmo when they most need
a dressing room, son."
"Know thyself," says tho philos
opher. Yes, but who Is to introduce
Many people seem able
to drink coffee for a time
without apparent harm,but
when health disturbance,
even though slight, follows
coffee's use, it is wise to
Thousands of homes,
where coffee was found to
disagree, have changed the
family table drink to
With improved health,
and it usually follows,
the change made becomes
a permanent one. It pays
to prepare for the health
"There's a Reason"
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