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The sunset faded to twilight

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I began walking, therefore, in a big curve, seeking some point of vantage and continually looking at the sand.

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I shouted above the sudden noise.

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I shouted above the sudden noise. She looked away from me downhill. The people were coming out of their houses, astonished. ...

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The great excavation lay far from the plaza

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Far from the plaza and in an untenanted portion of the great dead city I had little trouble in reaching the hills beyond. ...

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And as the day advanced and the engine drivers and stokers refused to return to London

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The station generally occupied by the pilot

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But there was not much chance to think over the matter, for Captain Peleg was now all alive....

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