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  • 200 pages
  • The House on the Borderland
  • William Hope Hodgson
  • Turkish
  • 12 April 2014
  • 9786053753735

About the Author: William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson was an English on the Kindle Õ author He produced a large body of work consisting of essays short fiction and novels spanning several overlapping genres including horror fantastic fiction and science fiction Early in his writing career he dedicated effort to poetry although few of his poems were published during his lifetime He also attracted some notice as a photographer and achiev.



10 thoughts on “The House on the Borderland

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Another short read between big buddy reads another miss; details follow Two guys found some ruins in an isolated spot in Ireland I strongly suspect such places do not exist any The place was gloomy oppressive and just plain spooky The only thing to find other than stones was a manuscript which content makes up the whole story except for the first and last chapters So the manuscript's author bought this house and moved in After some time paranormal events began taking place There were three different ones constituting separate stories with fourth uniting them all I would not go into details but the second one was completely unexpected and the third one we only get to see in short fragments are that portion of manuscript was destroyed When I started to read I only knew that this was one of HP Lovecraft's inspiration Sounds good right? The first two comments that come to my mind after finishing are what a letdown and such a waste of potential As a horror writer Lovecraft beats the crap out of this Even if I can see the influence and there are a couple of interesting ideas the whole tale falls flat Speaking about inspirations I am willing to bet William Hope Hodgson was in turn inspired by HG Wells as I found a passage in this book taken practically verbatim from one of Wells' work I will not tell which to avoid spoilers I am not sure what people of the early twentieth century considered to be scary Later on they were kept scared by communists these days a simple mentioning of terrorists or pedophiles makes people completely lose their marbles Anyhow the book has neither and thus is not scary at all; it is mostly boring with the biggest positive trait being its small size My verdict it is not completely hopeless but I would not miss anything in life by not reading it

  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    Very interesting I at first thought that he was influenced by Lovecraft but Hodgson predates Lovecraft Weird creepy with some long slow periods but entertaining and thought provoking I can see how many artists since have been influenced and of course this may be a generational influence for the genre The time lapse seuence is DECADES ahead of its time

  3. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    In an isolated area of West Ireland far from big towns or roads and crowds there was a huge unwanted house that the local people from the nearby little village of Kraighten said was haunted the time before the dawn of the Twentieth Century apparently than a score of years then Two strangers came to the seldom visited territory since the natives don't speak English and the the outsiders can't communicate in Gaelic there is a little problem But it doesn't matter the two have plenty of food and euipment for their fishing vacation Finding a small river and the fish are biting all is good Sleeping in their tent nothing to worry about just wait for their driver to come back in a couple of weeksfun in the sun relax get away from the hectic life of the big city How wrong can you get One day following the stream down for a change in the direction of the sea it vanishes before them The men look around puzzled finally see a mist thick hiding the surroundings with many rainbows caused by the Sun's rays and come to a massive pit Strange rumbling noises are heard something's wailing below the men have found the river as it flows to the bottom of the chasm a hundred feet underneath Going further around they arrive at an immense gloomy desolate and now dead garden of fruit trees A short distance away the deserted ancient creepy house that has almost fallen into the pit the two brave young men go inside to investigate everything's a wreck dust debris scattered everywhere in the rooms in what's left of the mansion that hasn't descended to the bottomless gigantic hole Digging with their bare hands the outsiders soon discover under all that dirty garbage a large manuscript that is mostly intact Reading the pages by candlelight after going back to camp across the cursed woods in their small cramped tent the fishermen stay up all night the two can't help it The tale is that of an unnamed old man and his sister Mary He has bought the odd house very cheaply doesn't ask many uestions and stays away from the locals they think him mad His food is brought monthly to his home the lonely man has his faithful dog Pepper to keep him company uiet Mary is the elderly housekeeper and the years slowly go by without trouble until unwisely but understandable curious the old man takes a look inside the pit weird sounds had come from the unseen bottom With his rifle and dog along in the dark endless tunnel Pepper is badly bitten by a hideous swine thing that walks on his hind legs After many adventures in the pit the old man runs for his life as a bunch of these creatures from deep under the surface attack him if only he can get back home spotting his sister he yells at her to go to the house she complies very uickly who wouldn't ? Frightening bizarre dreams visions of a dying Earth follow real or unreal ? The old man will not leave he is the bravest man in the worldA novel that is uniuely unusual for the connoisseur only of this type of entertainmentnot a warning but a truism

  4. bup bup says:

    Have you ever wondered what a place would be like where you were outside of time and space neither dead nor alive? Where you could observe the mechanisms of the universe and see the death of our planet and sun? Where you could commune with souls of the dead in the black silent sea of sleep?Well it would be full of adverbs An infinitude of adverbsDo you like adverbs? William Hope Hodgson did Do you like to start sentences with a sudden adverb and a comma? William Hope Hodgson liked that tooI wrote a small app to chew up the Gutenberg version of this book and count the adverbs just the ly adverbs and count how often he dangled them Here are some of William's favorites the first number is the total count of how often he used them in this 27 chapter book the second number is my rough count of how often he dangled themslowly 66 37suddenly 60 45presently 49 47gradually 40 36uickly 39 19scarcely 22 0steadily 20 10evidently 16 11curiously 15 4uietly 14 9rapidly 14 3strangely 14 2nearly 13 0cautiously 13 9intently 13 6swiftly 13 3silently 12 9probably 12 6finally 12 10immediately 11 6apparently 11 3dimly 10 6utterly 10 0really 10 0He used many adverbs than these of course He used only 78 times which should be in first place but only doesn't slow down the writing much and doesn't draw attention to itself the way other ly adverbs do So I didn't count it One of my favorites was multitudinously although he only used it once not to introduce a sentence since I know you were wonderingHis total counts for modifying verbs instead of choosing a different verb that may not have reuired modificationdrum roll1277 In a book of 27 chapters That's 47 per chapterAnd he dangled 524 of them An impressive 19 per chapterIf I ever get swept away from this plane before I slough off my mortal coil and am tranported to a dark place outside time and space where I can observe the mechanisms of the universe neither alive nor dead and can commune with the souls of the dead in the silent sea of sleep and I see William Hope Hodgson wading in the black undampening waters there I'm going to presently carefully slowly gradually or perhaps uickly and suddenly but really literally soundly thoroughly beat him with adverbs MultitudinouslyThe 'dangling' count was the count of adverbs immediately followed by a comma colon semicolon or uestion mark That may have over counted but I let him slide on being followed by hyphens which he did at times So that helps him a bit Trust me when I tell you he began many sentences Adverbly

  5. Janie C. Janie C. says:

    I had indeed penetrated within the borderland of some unthought of region—some subtle intangible place or form of existenceThis may be a hallucinogenic narration of cosmic horror that transcends time and space Or is it a diary of madness? Take a journey to the borderland and explore the terrain The Sea of Sleep awaits

  6. Karl Karl says:

    The cover and interior illustrations are by John Coulthart accompanied by a newly commissioned soundtrack by Jon Mueller Not stopping there Alan Moore contributed a new introduction while Iain Sinclair is looking after the afterword Everyone who participated in this project has a passion for Hodgson’s cosmic masterwork As an added bonus the book will be fully signed by all contributorsThe book is signed byJohn CoulthartIain Sinclair Alan Moorewith a facsimile signature by William Hope Hodgson The accompanying CD is signed by Jon MuellerThe package is also accompanied by several postcards and the whole package is wonderfully and strikingly producedContentsvii Fear of a Porous BorderWilliam Hope Hodgson's Liminal Masterpiece Alan Moore005 The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson167 An Aberrant Afterword Blowing Dust in the House of Incest Iain Sinclair197 AcknowledgementsCD Track ListingI From That Strange Source of LightII The Speed of My Passing SpiritIII Then a Door Opened Somewhere Ahead

  7. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    Read write and study books for long enough and you'll eventually start to recognize how stories work You'll find yourself saying things like Oh this character's going to die soon because the author just resolved the ongoing tension they had with the hero or Ah the mysterious stranger must actually be the orphan child of the Baron that people keep talking about To people who don't know how to do it it seems like a magic trick but the only thing you need to do is pay attention to details and to ask yourself where is this story going to go next? and it becomes surprisingly obviousAnyone who has read one of those endless 'Cthulhu collections' which contain one story by Lovecraft two by the editor and the rest by nameless authors knows that horror stories are particularly prone to follow certain patterns If the character finds a big carven stone gate in a cave you can bet he's going to go in there and discover some weird ancient stuff If the old farmer won't let him see the barn you know there's something bad in thereAnd at first reading The House on the Borderland one of the all time classic works of supernatural horror I thought I had things pinned down pretty well We ease into a familiar old 'evil creatures' story for the first third with our main character getting and weirded out by all the strange things happening around his old house However if you'd asked me to predict the rest of the book based on the beginning I wouldn't have come anywhere closeSuddenly we're wrapped up in time and dimensions in a kind of grand metaphysical horror that seems to be completely removed from everything that happened before and it's only at the end that it all finally comes back around and the reader is able to piece together just what has been going onUsually early influential works in a genre are fairly straightforward often they are fumbling as the author tries to figure out what it is they are trying to say Hodgson's story on the other hand is wild imaginative and unfettered than any modern horror tale I've read It really stretches the limits of the reader's comprehension and leaves behind many intriguingly incomprehensible imagesIt is sometimes a bit slow going though nothing like the plodding repetition of his other well known book The Night Land Indeed the whole setup of House on the Borderland plays much better into Hodgson's habits as a writer Hodgson was a weird dude and he's at his best writing unstable unsettling characters rather than idealized heroes and saccharine romanceThere is also the problem that some of the horror elements seem a bit silly Of course if you saw them in real life in the flesh they would be terrifying but Hodgson isn't always able to bring home to the reader the pure weirdness of it to shake us up enough that we are able to see it with fresh eyes That's something every great horror author must be able to do in order to be effective particularly in the early parts of the story where seemingly normal but odd things are slowly building to a head However many of the ideas and images Hodgson gives us are perfectly unsettling on their own without any need for an intermediaryIf I was ever concerned that the supernatural elements I put into my period horror stories are 'too strange for that era' I clearly need not worry No one is going to out weird Hodgson any time soon nor I think do any other living writers provide much of a threat to his well earned reputation

  8. P.E. P.E. says:

    Uniue weird fiction story involving a recluse and his sister Ireland a towering house overhanging an abyss Also pigs Side effect the reading thereof can trigger wild hallucinatory imagery and time travelAnd here's a link to the full text on WikisourceMy opinion on the matter view spoileruite frankly there are few stories I have read involving such powerful mind trips The Dream uest of Unknown Kadath and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man may turn out as the closest onesThe main strength of the story apart from these intense sensory experiences has to be that underlying lure of the unknown throughout; how the Recluse feels now comparatively and deceivingly calm now compelled to act and know At first glance this unevenness the sluggish pacing it entails and all these changing states of mind in the narrator seemed to hamper the progression of the story but now I regard it as one of its most salient strengths If only for one thing It is infectious hide spoiler

  9. Char Char says:

    This is a story about an ancient manuscript found by two men on a camping trip The manuscript actually is the story I'm not going into the plot itself as the description already does that but I did want to mention a few thingsThe story was a bit slow to start out and there was a long sort of boring out of body experience Even though I found this part a bit long winded I can see the seeds of Lovecraft's Cthulu mythos withinLovecraft has said that William Hope Hodgson was a big influence on him After the protagonist returns to his body things go bat shit crazy There are some phenomenally scary scenes and wild things going onThen another long interval another OOB experience? that was just weird I enjoyed this section because it really delved into space The amount of knowledge displayed by this author about our solar system and how it works is amazing since this book was written in the early 1900s All in all though I enjoyed this story I would recommend it to anyone interested in Lovecraft

  10. Mir Mir says:

    Well that was odd I'm using odd as a fairly neutral term here This story was bizarre but not in a way that was thought provoking or funny AS a whole the story never really went anywhere Seriously why even include a lost Love if she only gets a couple paragraphs? It had mildly interesting bits and the swine things were creepy The cosmic descriptions were too long and got boring but otherwise it was okay I guessThe strange isolated house the mysterious crevice and the atmosphere of dread and suspense surrounding them were the strongest partI read this because it was a major influence on Lovecraft and some other fantasy authors I like so in that sense I'm glad to check it off my to read list I've also read a couple of Hodgson's Carnacki stories and they were a bit better although still on my waste of a good concept list What's up with early horror writers narrating everything post facto so there's no suspense?

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10 thoughts on “The House on the Borderland

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Another short read between big buddy reads another miss; details follow Two guys found some ruins in an isolated spot in Ireland I strongly suspect such places do not exist any The place was gloomy oppressive and just plain spooky The only thing to find other than stones was a manuscript which content makes up the whole story except for the first and last chapters So the manuscript's author bought this house and moved in After some time paranormal events began taking place There were three different ones constituting separate stories with fourth uniting them all I would not go into details but the second one was completely unexpected and the third one we only get to see in short fragments are that portion of manuscript was destroyed When I started to read I only knew that this was one of HP Lovecraft's inspiration Sounds good right? The first two comments that come to my mind after finishing are what a letdown and such a waste of potential As a horror writer Lovecraft beats the crap out of this Even if I can see the influence and there are a couple of interesting ideas the whole tale falls flat Speaking about inspirations I am willing to bet William Hope Hodgson was in turn inspired by HG Wells as I found a passage in this book taken practically verbatim from one of Wells' work I will not tell which to avoid spoilers I am not sure what people of the early twentieth century considered to be scary Later on they were kept scared by communists these days a simple mentioning of terrorists or pedophiles makes people completely lose their marbles Anyhow the book has neither and thus is not scary at all; it is mostly boring with the biggest positive trait being its small size My verdict it is not completely hopeless but I would not miss anything in life by not reading it

  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    Very interesting I at first thought that he was influenced by Lovecraft but Hodgson predates Lovecraft Weird creepy with some long slow periods but entertaining and thought provoking I can see how many artists since have been influenced and of course this may be a generational influence for the genre The time lapse seuence is DECADES ahead of its time

  3. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    In an isolated area of West Ireland far from big towns or roads and crowds there was a huge unwanted house that the local people from the nearby little village of Kraighten said was haunted the time before the dawn of the Twentieth Century apparently than a score of years then Two strangers came to the seldom visited territory since the natives don't speak English and the the outsiders can't communicate in Gaelic there is a little problem But it doesn't matter the two have plenty of food and euipment for their fishing vacation Finding a small river and the fish are biting all is good Sleeping in their tent nothing to worry about just wait for their driver to come back in a couple of weeksfun in the sun relax get away from the hectic life of the big city How wrong can you get One day following the stream down for a change in the direction of the sea it vanishes before them The men look around puzzled finally see a mist thick hiding the surroundings with many rainbows caused by the Sun's rays and come to a massive pit Strange rumbling noises are heard something's wailing below the men have found the river as it flows to the bottom of the chasm a hundred feet underneath Going further around they arrive at an immense gloomy desolate and now dead garden of fruit trees A short distance away the deserted ancient creepy house that has almost fallen into the pit the two brave young men go inside to investigate everything's a wreck dust debris scattered everywhere in the rooms in what's left of the mansion that hasn't descended to the bottomless gigantic hole Digging with their bare hands the outsiders soon discover under all that dirty garbage a large manuscript that is mostly intact Reading the pages by candlelight after going back to camp across the cursed woods in their small cramped tent the fishermen stay up all night the two can't help it The tale is that of an unnamed old man and his sister Mary He has bought the odd house very cheaply doesn't ask many uestions and stays away from the locals they think him mad His food is brought monthly to his home the lonely man has his faithful dog Pepper to keep him company uiet Mary is the elderly housekeeper and the years slowly go by without trouble until unwisely but understandable curious the old man takes a look inside the pit weird sounds had come from the unseen bottom With his rifle and dog along in the dark endless tunnel Pepper is badly bitten by a hideous swine thing that walks on his hind legs After many adventures in the pit the old man runs for his life as a bunch of these creatures from deep under the surface attack him if only he can get back home spotting his sister he yells at her to go to the house she complies very uickly who wouldn't ? Frightening bizarre dreams visions of a dying Earth follow real or unreal ? The old man will not leave he is the bravest man in the worldA novel that is uniuely unusual for the connoisseur only of this type of entertainmentnot a warning but a truism

  4. bup bup says:

    Have you ever wondered what a place would be like where you were outside of time and space neither dead nor alive? Where you could observe the mechanisms of the universe and see the death of our planet and sun? Where you could commune with souls of the dead in the black silent sea of sleep?Well it would be full of adverbs An infinitude of adverbsDo you like adverbs? William Hope Hodgson did Do you like to start sentences with a sudden adverb and a comma? William Hope Hodgson liked that tooI wrote a small app to chew up the Gutenberg version of this book and count the adverbs just the ly adverbs and count how often he dangled them Here are some of William's favorites the first number is the total count of how often he used them in this 27 chapter book the second number is my rough count of how often he dangled themslowly 66 37suddenly 60 45presently 49 47gradually 40 36uickly 39 19scarcely 22 0steadily 20 10evidently 16 11curiously 15 4uietly 14 9rapidly 14 3strangely 14 2nearly 13 0cautiously 13 9intently 13 6swiftly 13 3silently 12 9probably 12 6finally 12 10immediately 11 6apparently 11 3dimly 10 6utterly 10 0really 10 0He used many adverbs than these of course He used only 78 times which should be in first place but only doesn't slow down the writing much and doesn't draw attention to itself the way other ly adverbs do So I didn't count it One of my favorites was multitudinously although he only used it once not to introduce a sentence since I know you were wonderingHis total counts for modifying verbs instead of choosing a different verb that may not have reuired modificationdrum roll1277 In a book of 27 chapters That's 47 per chapterAnd he dangled 524 of them An impressive 19 per chapterIf I ever get swept away from this plane before I slough off my mortal coil and am tranported to a dark place outside time and space where I can observe the mechanisms of the universe neither alive nor dead and can commune with the souls of the dead in the silent sea of sleep and I see William Hope Hodgson wading in the black undampening waters there I'm going to presently carefully slowly gradually or perhaps uickly and suddenly but really literally soundly thoroughly beat him with adverbs MultitudinouslyThe 'dangling' count was the count of adverbs immediately followed by a comma colon semicolon or uestion mark That may have over counted but I let him slide on being followed by hyphens which he did at times So that helps him a bit Trust me when I tell you he began many sentences Adverbly

  5. Janie C. Janie C. says:

    I had indeed penetrated within the borderland of some unthought of region—some subtle intangible place or form of existenceThis may be a hallucinogenic narration of cosmic horror that transcends time and space Or is it a diary of madness? Take a journey to the borderland and explore the terrain The Sea of Sleep awaits

  6. Karl Karl says:

    The cover and interior illustrations are by John Coulthart accompanied by a newly commissioned soundtrack by Jon Mueller Not stopping there Alan Moore contributed a new introduction while Iain Sinclair is looking after the afterword Everyone who participated in this project has a passion for Hodgson’s cosmic masterwork As an added bonus the book will be fully signed by all contributorsThe book is signed byJohn CoulthartIain Sinclair Alan Moorewith a facsimile signature by William Hope Hodgson The accompanying CD is signed by Jon MuellerThe package is also accompanied by several postcards and the whole package is wonderfully and strikingly producedContentsvii Fear of a Porous BorderWilliam Hope Hodgson's Liminal Masterpiece Alan Moore005 The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson167 An Aberrant Afterword Blowing Dust in the House of Incest Iain Sinclair197 AcknowledgementsCD Track ListingI From That Strange Source of LightII The Speed of My Passing SpiritIII Then a Door Opened Somewhere Ahead

  7. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    Read write and study books for long enough and you'll eventually start to recognize how stories work You'll find yourself saying things like Oh this character's going to die soon because the author just resolved the ongoing tension they had with the hero or Ah the mysterious stranger must actually be the orphan child of the Baron that people keep talking about To people who don't know how to do it it seems like a magic trick but the only thing you need to do is pay attention to details and to ask yourself where is this story going to go next? and it becomes surprisingly obviousAnyone who has read one of those endless 'Cthulhu collections' which contain one story by Lovecraft two by the editor and the rest by nameless authors knows that horror stories are particularly prone to follow certain patterns If the character finds a big carven stone gate in a cave you can bet he's going to go in there and discover some weird ancient stuff If the old farmer won't let him see the barn you know there's something bad in thereAnd at first reading The House on the Borderland one of the all time classic works of supernatural horror I thought I had things pinned down pretty well We ease into a familiar old 'evil creatures' story for the first third with our main character getting and weirded out by all the strange things happening around his old house However if you'd asked me to predict the rest of the book based on the beginning I wouldn't have come anywhere closeSuddenly we're wrapped up in time and dimensions in a kind of grand metaphysical horror that seems to be completely removed from everything that happened before and it's only at the end that it all finally comes back around and the reader is able to piece together just what has been going onUsually early influential works in a genre are fairly straightforward often they are fumbling as the author tries to figure out what it is they are trying to say Hodgson's story on the other hand is wild imaginative and unfettered than any modern horror tale I've read It really stretches the limits of the reader's comprehension and leaves behind many intriguingly incomprehensible imagesIt is sometimes a bit slow going though nothing like the plodding repetition of his other well known book The Night Land Indeed the whole setup of House on the Borderland plays much better into Hodgson's habits as a writer Hodgson was a weird dude and he's at his best writing unstable unsettling characters rather than idealized heroes and saccharine romanceThere is also the problem that some of the horror elements seem a bit silly Of course if you saw them in real life in the flesh they would be terrifying but Hodgson isn't always able to bring home to the reader the pure weirdness of it to shake us up enough that we are able to see it with fresh eyes That's something every great horror author must be able to do in order to be effective particularly in the early parts of the story where seemingly normal but odd things are slowly building to a head However many of the ideas and images Hodgson gives us are perfectly unsettling on their own without any need for an intermediaryIf I was ever concerned that the supernatural elements I put into my period horror stories are 'too strange for that era' I clearly need not worry No one is going to out weird Hodgson any time soon nor I think do any other living writers provide much of a threat to his well earned reputation

  8. P.E. P.E. says:

    Uniue weird fiction story involving a recluse and his sister Ireland a towering house overhanging an abyss Also pigs Side effect the reading thereof can trigger wild hallucinatory imagery and time travelAnd here's a link to the full text on WikisourceMy opinion on the matter view spoileruite frankly there are few stories I have read involving such powerful mind trips The Dream uest of Unknown Kadath and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man may turn out as the closest onesThe main strength of the story apart from these intense sensory experiences has to be that underlying lure of the unknown throughout; how the Recluse feels now comparatively and deceivingly calm now compelled to act and know At first glance this unevenness the sluggish pacing it entails and all these changing states of mind in the narrator seemed to hamper the progression of the story but now I regard it as one of its most salient strengths If only for one thing It is infectious hide spoiler

  9. Char Char says:

    This is a story about an ancient manuscript found by two men on a camping trip The manuscript actually is the story I'm not going into the plot itself as the description already does that but I did want to mention a few thingsThe story was a bit slow to start out and there was a long sort of boring out of body experience Even though I found this part a bit long winded I can see the seeds of Lovecraft's Cthulu mythos withinLovecraft has said that William Hope Hodgson was a big influence on him After the protagonist returns to his body things go bat shit crazy There are some phenomenally scary scenes and wild things going onThen another long interval another OOB experience? that was just weird I enjoyed this section because it really delved into space The amount of knowledge displayed by this author about our solar system and how it works is amazing since this book was written in the early 1900s All in all though I enjoyed this story I would recommend it to anyone interested in Lovecraft

  10. Mir Mir says:

    Well that was odd I'm using odd as a fairly neutral term here This story was bizarre but not in a way that was thought provoking or funny AS a whole the story never really went anywhere Seriously why even include a lost Love if she only gets a couple paragraphs? It had mildly interesting bits and the swine things were creepy The cosmic descriptions were too long and got boring but otherwise it was okay I guessThe strange isolated house the mysterious crevice and the atmosphere of dread and suspense surrounding them were the strongest partI read this because it was a major influence on Lovecraft and some other fantasy authors I like so in that sense I'm glad to check it off my to read list I've also read a couple of Hodgson's Carnacki stories and they were a bit better although still on my waste of a good concept list What's up with early horror writers narrating everything post facto so there's no suspense?

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