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to feel for these young people.' By intently gazing- both her hands; and speaking as calmly as I could, by straining my sight to the uttermost, I made out said, “Compose yourself, and tell us what we must that the young lady was standing on a point of rock, do. Have you missed your brother, or has any accident lower down, and more conspicuous than that on which befallen him before your eyes." she had been seated. She had tied her handkerchief 1 “ He is on the mountain, there! He left me, and to her parasol, and was waving it, no doubt, as a did not come back. He said he should not be gone signal to her brother. My heart turned sick, and I twenty minutes." could see no more. I looked at my watch, and found ." Now I know all," replied I. " I will take some that it was nearly three hours since they had began people from the inn with lights, and we will find him. their ascent. The next consideration was, what I You must stay and compose yourself, and be patient: ought to do. If I had been certain that the brother he has only missed his way.” had lost his way, it was, no doubt, my duty to send She insisted upon going too; and declared that this persons from the inn, to find him. But how did Il was necessary, in order to point out the track which know that any peril existed, excepting in my own ima- her brother had taken. I explained to her how I had gination? He might have ascended before, and be watched their progress, and was therefore able to perfectly acquainted with the descent; he might be direct their search, But she was resolute in her degone in search of some particular view, and have pre.' termination to go; and finding her to be so, I gave up pared his sister for the length of his absence, as 'she my intention of accompanying the party, believing was too much fatigued to accompany him. In this that I should only retard their progress. A stout case, any interference of mine would be impertinent. servant girl from the inn would be, I knew, a much What should I do? I leaned out of my window, as if better support to the young lady than I could be. in the hope of seeing some object, which should help Poor thing! she looked in no condition for such a me to a decision. Such an object was just before me, walk. We gave her wine ; but she still trembled from in the person of an old fisherman, a next-door neigh head to foot, and appeared ready to sink. Her dress bour, and a very honest friend of mine. “Come! was covered with mud: she had fallen repeatedly, she hither, John,” said I ; and I stated the case to him. said in descending the mountain. In a few minutes He thought we need not fear any danger. The moun the landlord and two of his men were ready with tain was not very high; he knew of no dangerous lanterns, ropes, and poles. It was a fearful sight; places on it; and was of opinion that there would be and it was with sickening anxiety that we saw the party light enough to guide their steps half an hour longer. set off, knowing how long it must be before they could He advised me to leave them alone, for that time at return, to put an end to our uncertainty. least. I determined to do so, and sat down to my I arranged with the landlady, that in case of any tea-table, on which I had not yet bestowed a thought. fatal accident having happened, the young lady should I drew it close to the window, and looked as earnestly be brought to my house, where she would be in greater as ever ; but it was now too dark to see any thing but | quiet and retirement than amid the bustle of an inn. the indistinct outlines of the mountains, and the lochi No one knew more of her than her name (which gleaming in the twilight. The half-hour passed, and shall be excused for not disclosing), and that she inI had not seen them return; they might have returned tended to proceed on her journey the next morning. without my having seen them ; but I could not bear

Where her family or friends lived, and who they were, uncertainty any longer. I sent my servant to the ion, I we had yet to ascertain. I returned to my cottage, to to inquire if they had arrived, and whether they had have the spare chamber made ready for the guest whom ordered tea, or given any expectation as to the time of I dreaded to receive. This done, I returned to the their return.

inn, to await the arrival of the party. " Shall I bring candles before I go?" inquired my Hour after hour did we wait, listening to every sound, servant.

trembling at every breath ; and so shaken and weak“ No!" I replied ; feeling as if the light within ened by intolerable suspense, that we were ill-fitted to doors would increase the darkness without.

think and to act as occasion might require. It was a My servant ran to the inn. I threw on my shawl dark, cloudy, and windy night. We often looked out, and went to the garden-gate, to await her return. She but could see nothing, scarcely even the outline of the brought word, that though tea had been ready for an | mountain. We listened, and our hearts beat thick, hour past, the lady and gentleman had not returned ; when there was no sound but the rising gust! I dwell and that the landlady would be glad to know whether on these circumstances too long, because I recoil from I could give her any intelligence of them.

relating the catastrophe, as if it were but recent-as if “Let me pass!” said I, hastily opening the gate, my thoughts had not been familiarised with it for years.

• Your bonnet, ma'am! shall í fetch your bonnet?"' It was as we feared: he was found lying at the said my maid.

bottom of a rock, no more than ten feet high-but life. At that moment some one rushed passed me. It was less. His neck had been dislocated by the fall, There the young lady--running, or attempting to run, but were no 'external bruises—no signs of any strugglewith faultering and unequal steps. I followed her. | nothing painful in his appearance. I cannot relate At the first of the fight of steps before the inn, she every circumstance of that dreadful night. I thought stumbled and fell. She was trembling and sobbing she was gone too: she was brought in, insensible, and violently: whether from breathlessness or agony, I remained so for hours. She was taken immediately to could not tell. I raised her, and assisted her to mount my house, and put to bed. The body of her brother the steps. “My brother! my brother !” she exclaimed was also carried there, for I knew she would not be incessantly.. I could get no words but these from her. separated from it. I sat beside her, watching her faint No time was to be lost. I sat down beside, and took | breathing, anxious for some sign of returning conscious. ness, but dreading the agony which must attend it. If i to take this tour, to recruit their strength and spirits, she had died, I could hardly have grieved for her: after their long watching and anxiety. They were but there might he parents, brothers, and sisters! Oh, I always, as I discovered, bound together by the that I knew, that I could bring them to her! Alone, strongest affection; and now that they had been made among strangers ! how was she to bear her solitary by circumstances all in all to each other, they were grief?-how was she to sustain the struggle which thus separated! will not my readers excuse my attemptawaited her in the first hour of her awakening? I could "ing to describe such grief as her's must have been ? not banish the remembrance of them as I had seen them “ It is not my intention to relate what took place the in the afternoon: happy in each other, and thinking following week. The funeral conducted in a way so not of separation; then, as he was when I last saw repugnant, from its haste, to the feelings of those who him, full of life and activity, and apparently unbound- have been accustomed to a different performance of the edly happy, in the contemplation of scenes which a rite; the exertions which the mourner compelled hersoul like his was fitted to enjoy. And now !

self to make; the variations in her state of mind ; my The lady's trunk was brought to me, but only the own deep interest in her trial; the sincere sympathy of name was upon it. It was suggested that we might our few and humble neighbours; all these things must ascertain her abode by searching the pockets of the be left untold, or I should loose all command of my young man; but I would not allow an article which . pen. The mourner was indeed a mourner; though, belonged to them to be touched for that purpose. If the after the few first hours of bitter grief, calm, humble, insensibilty continued, it would be necessary to make the and resigned. investigation ; but I preferred waiting until I could Her grandfather arrived on the earliest possible day. obtain the requisite information from the young lady He was old, and had some infirmities; but his health herself, even at the risk of a delay of soms hours. was not, as he assured us, at all injured by his hurried

Day dawned, and no change was perceiveable ; but, and painful journey. Nothing could be more tender in two hours afterwards she opened her eyes. I crossed than his kindness to his charge; though he was, perthe room, to see whether she observed my motion. haps, too far advanced in this life, and too near She did ; and I therefore opened the curtain, and another, to feel the pressure of this kind of sorrow, as spoke to her. She gazed, but did not reply. Pré a younger or weaker mind would have done. sently she seized my arm, muttering some words, of I could not help indulging in much painful conwhich “ my mother!" was all I could understand. I jecture as to the fate of this young creature, when took the opportunity of saying, that I was going to she should lose her last remaining stay: a period which write to her family, and asked her how I should could not be far distant. But on this point I obtained address them.

some satisfaction before her departure. “ My family!" said she, “ I have none. They are A few days before she left me, a gentleman arrived all gone now!"

at the inn, and came immediately to my cottage. She I thought her mind was wandering. “Your father introduced him to me as "a friend." No one said and mother," said I, “ where are they?" My heart what kind of a friend he was; but I could entertain smote me as I uttered the words, but the question was no doubt that he was one who would supply the place necessary.

of her brother to her. “ I have no father and mother!"

“ Her mind will not be left without a keeper," “ Nor brothers and sisters ? Pardon me, but I must thought I, as I saw them direct their steps to the ask.”

brother's grave. · “ Thank God, her grandfather is not “ You need not ask, because I will tell you. There her only remaining stay!”. were many of us once, but I am the last !''

They quitted the place together; and many a symI could not go on, yet it must be done.

pathising heart did they leave behind them—by many “ But you have friends, who will come to you ?". an anxious wish and prayer were they followed. The

“ Yes; I have a grandfather. He lives in Hamp last promise required from me was, that I would see shire. He is very old, but he will come to me, if he that the grave of her brother was respected. What a still lives. If not!!!-

pang did it cost her to leave that grave! “ He will come,” said I, “I will write to him di I heard tidings of her three times afterwards. Her rectly."

letters pleased me: they testified a deep, but not a “I will write to him myself !” exclaimed she, start selfish or corroding grief.--a power of exertion, and a ing up. " He will not believe the story unless I write disposition to hope and be cheerful. The last letter I myself. Who would believe it?"

received from her, arrived more than five years ago. I assured her she should write the next day; but I She had taken the name which I conjectured would in positively forbade such an exertion at present. She time be her's. She had lost her grandfather, but the yielded : she was indeed in no condition for writing. 1 time was past when his departure could occasion much Her mind seemed in an unnatural state ; and I was hy grief. She was then going abroad with her 'husband, no means sure that she had given a correct account of for an indefinite period of time. If they were spared herself. I wrote to her grandfather, on the suppo to return to their native country, they purposed visitsition that she had; and was quite satisfied when in ing my little dwelling once more, to gaze with softened the evening, she gave me, in few words, her family

emotions on scenes sadly dear to them, and to mingle history. She had been relieved though exhausted, by their tears once more over a brother's grave. tears; and her mind was calm and rational. She was Perhaps that day may yet arrive.

M. indeed the last of her family. Her mother had died a few weeks before, after a lingering illness; and the sole surviving brother and sister had been prevailed on


Those few pale Antumn flowers!

How beautiful they are ! Than all that went before, Tban all the summer store,

How lovelier far!

And why?_They are the last

The last!- the last !-the last !-
O, by that little word,
How many thoughts are stirred !

That sister of the past!
Pale flowers!-Pale perishing flowers!

Ye're types of precious things;
Types of those bilder moments,
That fit like life's enjoymenis,

On rapid, rapid wings.
Last hours with parting dear ones,

(That time the fastest spends)
Last tears, in silence shed,
Last words, half-uttered,

Last looks of dying friends!
Who but would fain compress

A life into a day;
The last day spent with one,
Who e'er the morrow's sun,

Must leave us, and for aye?

into four-quarters, and there I stopped; but even this progress caused another division in the world, for I and the tutor had a downright quarrel, and I left off

Never was a more true or honest bill than that presented to my parents, for the master only charged for what I literally had.

" To Four-quarters Geography,41. 48.”

In Geometry I could never compass the rules. In vain did I try anyles, I could never make an angle right, or a right angle! I was therefore decreed to be an obtuse-angle.

If the Danes had not possessed more perseverance than the Prodigy,'—they never would have conquered the Angles! I had evidently no genius for angling, and consequently I gave it up; altho' the master declared, I only wanted the rod to make me perfect.

In reading Latin verse,—the tutor complained of the quantity,'—and so did I, for I always had more than I could manage.

In Punctuation,—I made a full-stop! They next tried me in English Versification, and supplied me with the best models,-Pope, Gray, Prior, Young, Gay, &c. —but I had soul for harmony of numbers, and I could never make a rhyme.

Nor could I appreciate the beauties of others. Young was not gay enough, --Akenside fatigued me, and (although they said there was such a fine field before me.) I was not at all inclined to-Gray's.

I therefore made away with my tormentors as secretly as I could: I buried Mason in the flower-garden, hid my Prior in a bed of monks-hood, and burnt my Pope!

In the French language I was quite abroad; I had a difficulty in speaking iny own; and the mark,

." Heaven save the mark !" being continually upon me, I was daily fined, on which account one of the boys choosing to jeer me with the epithet of “ a fine fellow,"-I knocked him down, and was expelled. The master, however, in delivering me to my father, said, in a very complimentary manner, that “ he had never turned out such a scholar since he had conducted an academy!".

Comic Offering 1834.

0, precions, precious moments!

Pale flowers ! ye're types of thoseThe saddest! sweetest! dearest! Because, like those, the nearest

Is an eternal close.
Pale flowers ! Pale peri-hing flowers !

I woo your gentle breath;
I leave the summer rose
For younger, blither, brows,

Tell me of change and death!



The boys call me • Prodigy, — I was however the very antipodes of a Crichton in my acquirements. Whether modesty or stupidity prevented me from being a forward boy, I leave to my biographers. . It is an undeniable fact, that my exercises in the play-ground far surpassed those of the school-room ;-and one day, having climbed the pear-tree, a branch gave way, I fell, but luckily come upon my head, or I should probably have been returned to my parents a finished scholar! The boys laughed; the dominie took occasion to talk of the attraction of gravity, but I was naturally too fond of sport to find any attraction in his discourse.

The same useless result followed his lectures on Electricity, for altho' my mouth and ears were always a-jar, my memory never got charged, --so I concluded that the fault was in the Conductor.

In writing, the master declared I should never flourish,—and daily bored me with lessons in small-textand in fact repeated such long sermons on the same text so frequently, that it was only the threatened box on the ear that fixed me to the task; · For I must confess I preferred his small-text to his large-hand!

in Arithmetic I was litterally a mere cypher, and despaired of ever making a figure, and the only calculation I ever made with any accuracy, was the exact number of days it wanted to the vacation,

In Geography I learned that the globe was divided

BACK, back to the hills,

Where the wild-deer is bounding; To the forests and glens,

Where the blue streams are sounding; No more of the city

No more of the plain-
Oh welcome the breath of

The mountains again!
I have sighed, I have pined

For my own mountain home,
Till hope died within me-

I come! now I come! Oh bitter Is exile

Where nonrning is vaip,
But it doubles the transport

Of meeting again!
I come !- And oh, chide not

The absent so long,
If his spirit, uncaged,

Spread its pinions in song!
It hath burst from its prison-

Hath brokep its cbain-
Now welcome the free wilds

And mountains again!

LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS 1 A charming evening dress of chesnut-coloured satin FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES with a sprinkling of bouquets embroidered in shaded INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM

silks, the corsage deep cut and draped; the sleeves

short, with double sabots. Le Petit Courrier des Dames"_" Journal des

The hems on the skirts of dresses are not more than Dames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et

a hand and a half high. L'Indiscret"_" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"_" Le

It may not be improper to mention at this time of the Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.

year when ladies are about choosing their furs, that Dresses. The majority of dresses are with cross several of the best assorted furriers in town are predraped corsages; many however, are en redingote, or. paring Palatines such as were formerly worn, and namented in frout with fringes, tassels, dents, &c. which it is expected will supersede the boa, now beWe have seen a very handsome one composed of sapphire come so common. These palatines will form large blue satin, trimmed in front with velvet pates of the pelerines behind, and descend in front as low as the same colour; these pates terminated in the shape of hem of the dress. claws, and appeared to be fastened at each end by a ENSEMBLES DE TOILETTES.---A dress of Corinth-cosmall silk tassel. The sleeves were wide, and termi. | loured gauze with alternate bright and dark satin nated by a velvet cuff something similar to the pates in stripes, over the bright stripe was an embroidery of front of the skirt; the sleeves and pockets were also green and orange-coloured designs. The corsage forined ornamented with silk tassels.

a point in front and had large draperies on the chest. Instead of forming gathers on the upper part of the i

The back flat. The sleeves short, trimmed with double sleeves, the plaits are basted on a flat piece adhering to sabots, divided or separated by an orange-coloured satin the corsage, and rounded on the side where the plaits ribbon which formed a naud in the middle. Round are intended to figure.

the back of the corsave and extending from shoulA very handsome mantilla much worn at present, is der to shoulder, a mantilla of British lace. composed of satin, and trimmed with black or white A dress composed of white Pekin, with painted boublond, they advantageously display the shoulders and quets of daisies, roses, and small poppies. The corsage back, are crossed over the chest and allow the corsage plain, laced up, and edged all round the bust with a to be seen. They are trimmed with a high blond, and deep fall of black lace. At the extremity of the short in some instances with a ruche of tulle.

sleeves a black lace ruffle, caught up by a noeud of A handsome mantilla of the above description, was white gauze embroidered in coloured designs. trimmed with a ruche of black tulle forming necklace A white organdy dress, embroidered in small bou. ronnd the neck; this mode is advantageously employed quets with coloured silks; the bouquets composed of with velvet.

pinks and roses, enlarging gradually towards the Printed or embroidered satin scarfs are not exclu: | lower extremity of the skirt. A white gauze ceinture sively destined to evening toilets ; those of striped tulle with long ends. with a light embroidery in fat silk, and terminated by A plain white gauze, trimmed with blond round the a larger design, more particularly belong to evening corsaye. A turban of white and green gauze interdresses.

mixed. An emerald necklace. The ceinture and Satin cravats are worn with morning dresses.

neud of white gauze. Blue or rose-coloured satin-ribbons dotted with small A Hayti-blue, cashmere dress, trimmed round the black spots are very tasteful, all ribbons are turned beck with British lace; a plain hem round the lower round the neck without a bow, and the ends passed part of the skirt ; short sleeves. A white gauze under the ceinture; for this purpose, wide, soft, black turban. ribbon, bordered with cherry, orange, green or blue The arrival of the queen of Belgium in Paris, was is much employed.

welcomed by a grand ball given at the Tuileries. The But few gauze ribbons are now employed, except dresses, though elegant, presented no new feature; almost on caps; those for hats are richly figured withb right all were white. designs on a dead ground.

The young queen's dress was composed of white Blonds never were so much in fashion as they are crape, traversod in the whole length by a line en liais now. No lady with the least pretension to fashion formed by bouquets of nymph-roses. In the hair a can dispense with it on her hats, evening dresses, and couronne of the same sort of roses; the sleeves ornamorning negliges.

mented with blond sabots. With velvet and satin dresses, mantelets of the same The princess Clemantine wore a dress of the same material are worn; they are trimmed with black lace, description. Coiffure, the hair disposed en bandeau or festoons cut out of the mantilla itself. We have Ferroniére with small bouquets of roses; a small banseen a robe thus disposed intended for a bridal dress; deau-diadem over the forehead. the material was a rose-coloured pou de soie, the skirt Two dresses of the same description were much no. full wide with ample plaits; the sleeves wide at the ticed, they were composed of white pou de soie embroishoulder, and diminishing so as to form a few plaits dered with flat silk: a wreath of jasmine and foliage round the cuff. A mantelet of the same material, and formed a mathilde on the skirt. The corsage and trimmed with lace; this trimming formed a double sloeves were lightly embroidered in a similar manner; row on the back and shoulders, à falling laoe round the la mantelet and sabots of blond ; on the head, a wreath of neck formed collar, the front of the mantelet was jasmine; one wore a suit of engraved turquoises fastened in front by ribbon noeuds. The hat intended mounted in barnished gold, the other, a suit of rubies to accompany this handsome neglige, was composed of set in chased gold. white crape ornamented with white feathers.

On a white crape dress, a garland of small daisies NO. XXXVI. ---VOL. III,


and everlastings; a fanciful diamond suit completed, selves without any dressing or lining of any sort, as this rich and elegant toilet. The diamonds were set well as those of yelvet. on gold plates enamelled in small green designs.

At Williams's we have seen some splendid cloaks in HATS & CAPOTES,-Many rose-coloured satin capotes a rich Brocade China Silk, which have in both colour are seen ornamented with a gauze næud, and a few and pattern, a very beautiful appearance. branches of delicate flowers. A blond veil sewn on the The colours most employed in trimming black velvet edge is still in good taste.

hats, are sea-green, turquois-blue, or the new red colour. On satin hats two feathers are displayed ; one of a Gauzes with satin stripes, intended for ball-dresses, middling size, the other smaller ; they are fastened at are also employed for evening dresses. Some ladies the stem by a noud, and arched over the crowa. Rose- have ventured them thus: orange, or cherry-coloured coloured feathers thus disposed on pearl-grey satin gauze, over a black taffeta slip. These gauzes should hats, lined with rose-coloured satin or velvet, have always be worn over taffeta or gros de Naples, in order been lately seen in the dress circles at the fashionable that the dead colour of the one should contrast with theatres,

the brilliancy of the other; the ribbon trimmings are White and straw-coloured satin hats, ornamented either plain or striped satin. with white feathers, are also much adopted.

Printed merino is much employed for neglige dresses. Green satin hats, lined with black velvet, and or The designs are confused and of various shades, but namented with a bouquet of flowers, is the general the greater part are with black designs on a green, fashion of the present day. A great many black vel. blue, red or orange grounds. The corsages of these vet, or satin hats, lined with green, ornamented with dresses are made high mounting and a double pelerine. a green flower and black chalice, or a black flower and green chalice, are also much worn.

The shapes are rather larger than those of last summer, they are open, shorter in the middle, and descend

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. low down on the sides. The crowns remain small, and are still narrower at

Plate Forty-Five.-FIGURE I.-Evening Dress.the top than at the base.

A richly figured satin dress, the corsage forming a On black velvet hats, figured satins are much em

mantilla; the sleeves short and trimmed with black ployed.

blond salots; the skirt en cheresque, bordered on each A handsome black velvet capote is trimmed with side with black blond. A figured gauze turban, ornablack gauze ribbon figured with rose-coloured designs,

mented with feathers. and a rose and black flower.

Figure II...-Carriage Dress.---A satin wichoura, Some capotes are edged with a half veil of black

bordered with astracan fur. A velvet hat, open shape, blond.

ornamented with a fine ostrich feather. Coiffure, the It is proper to notice that black velvet neglige hats

hair separated en bandeau, the end plaited and turned are always made somewhat larger than silk hats.

up à la Clotilde. · Orange-coloured flowers are placed on black velvet Figure III.--Evening Dress.---A satin dress, close hats.

fitting deep cut corsage with a black blond mantilla ; We could alınost venture to predict that pinked

the skirt full wide and ornamented above the hem with feathers will be a standing fashion this winter.

a deep black blond. A satin hat, turned up shape, Caps. -Evening dress caps composed of blond, have

wider on the sides than in the middle, ornamented with very small crowns that leave the lower part of the back

two esprits and cut ribbon egrets; the crown low and of the head uncovered; the trimming in front is thrown flat, encircled by a lace ornament the ends descending far back, hut a wreath of small delicate flowers, or a

on each side below the shoulders forming brides. string of dwarf leaves, crosses the forehead.

FIRST HAT.---A striped satin hat, the shape rather Coiffures- have no settled fashion; they are high,

large and slightly turned up at the edge, the crown low, antique, or modern, according to the taste of the

high and slanting behind, trimmed with large coques coiffeur, and the cast of the features. Bandeaux are

of the same material, and ornamented with a bouquet in majority, though the curls descend low down on earh of flowers. side of the face, and form a medium between the

Second Hat.---A morning hat of plain velvet, half smooth bandeaux and the full side curls.

closed shape, low round crown, trimmed with a neud in MATERIALS & COLOURS.-Satin is the material most front, no curtain behind, the ties trimmed with a blond. employed at present; the quality and colour indicate CENTRE Hat & Back View.---A velvet hat, small the toilet they are best adapted for. For morning or shape descending low down each side of the face, the visiting and promenade dresses, the plain dark shaded

crown pointed and drawn close towards the top, ornasatins are employed.

mented with a white feather; a curtain behind. Morning, visiting, or promenade dresses, are com CAP & BacK View.---An embroidered tulle cap, two posed of plain satin, of a dark colour, with a black | rows of trimming in front edged with narrow lace. velvet mantelet over the high mounting corsage, lined PLATE FORTY-Sıx.--FIGURE I. ---BALL DRESS ---A with satin, and trimmed with lace or fringe.

crape dress, the corsage deep cnt round the shoulders For evening demi-toilets, light coloured satins are and cross-draped in front, and edged with two rows of employed, the sleeves long and wide, rose, blue, maïs leaves progressing in dimension as they reach the exor pale green, with embroidered designs of the same tremity of the skirt, three large næuds disposed at colour. Strong satins, with large designs in variegated equal distances; the sleeves short and embroidered sicolours are the richest and most truly magnificent for milarly to the skirt. Coiffure, the hair 'separated in full dresses. The plaits are wide and support them front, and rolled up in two large curls supported by a

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