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Jan 12, 2022 Benny Smith
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Legend of the Giant Turtles from a story by Benny Smith translated by Nancy Scott illustrated by Zachary Barnes, with assistance from Roy Boney, Jr. A publication of the Cherokee Nation. 2016 The story contains the Cherokee text and English translation.
Topics: Cherokee, Cherokee language, Folklore
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Jan 7, 2022 R. H. K. Willans
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Additional Konnoh Folk Lore by R.H.K. Willans, an addendum to The Konnoh People by R. H. K. Willans, published in African Affairs 1909.
Topics: Kono people, Sierra Leone, Mande, Western Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Jan 5, 2022 Louise Crane
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Originally downloaded from the Crane Family website , which explains that the book was written by Louise Crane and edited by Charlotte Crane Zeithaml: "Aunt Louise" lovingly wrote this book as a gift to her nieces and nephews so her family's experiences living as missionaries in the Congo would not be lost with her generation.   Thanks to Aunt Louise and Charlotte, we have this book to treasure and to remind us of the incredibly rich family legacy that was left to us by her amazing...
Topics: Congo, missionaries
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Dec 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred stories from and about the Sufis, including Rumi, Rabia, and more; each story is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at Sufis.LauraGibbs.net .
Topics: microfiction, drabbles, Sufis, Sufism, Rumi, Rabia, Islam, Attar
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Dec 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred Indian folktales, taken from a variety of Indian sources, including the Panchatantra and the Buddhist Jatakas, and each story is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at India.LauraGibbs.net .
Topics: microfiction, drabbles, India, folktales, Panchatantra, Jataka, Birbal, Tenalirama, Hitopadesha,...
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Dec 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred episodes which tell the epic story of the ancient Indian Ramayana, and each episode is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at Ramayana.LauraGibbs.net .
Topics: microfiction, drabbles, epic, Ramayana, India
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Dec 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred episodes which tell the epic story of the ancient Indian Mahabahrata, and each episode is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at Mahabharata.LauraGibbs.net.
Topics: microfiction, drabbles, epic, Mahabharata, India
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Dec 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred Aesop's Fables, and each story is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at Aesop.LauraGibbs.net .
Topics: Aesop, Aesop's fables, fables, microfiction, drabbles
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History in the Literary Imagination: The Telling of Nongqawuse and the Xhosa Cattle-Killing in South African Literature and Culture (1891-1937) by Sheila Boniface Davies St. John's College A thesis submitted to the University of Cambridge in fulfilment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 2010
Topics: South Africa, Xhosa, Nongqawuse
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Dec 25, 2021 Sara Craig Ayres
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Hidden Histories and Multiple Meanings: The Richard Dennett Collection at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Ayres, Sara Craig http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/1039 A thesis submitted to the University of Plymouth in partial fulfilment for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY School of Humanities Faculty of Arts In collaboration with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter September 2011 This copy of the thesis has been supplied on condition that anyone who consults it is understood to...
Topics: Congo, Bakongo, Africa, Colonialism
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Strange ways and sweet dreams: Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute, edited by Donald J. Waters (1983).
Topics: African American folklore, African American folktales, Hampton Institute
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Dec 6, 2021 Phyllis Savory
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Congo Fireside Tales by Phyllis Savory with illustrations by Joshua Tolford. This is a Google-digitzed text identified by Hathi Trust as being in the public domain.  *** This is a corrected version (replaced missing page in original scan).
Topics: Congo, central Africa, Africa, folklore, folktales
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Dec 6, 2021 Geraldine Elliot
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The Long Grass Whispers by Geraldine Elliot with illustrations by Sheila Hawkins. This is a Google-digitzed text identified by Hathi Trust as being in the public domain.  Corrected copy: the Google-digitized scan had duplicate pages which have been removed in this corrected copy.
Topics: Africa, Ngoni, Malawi, Folklore, Folktales
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Dec 3, 2021 Robert Cancel
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Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions, by Robert Cancel (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2013).   https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0033
Topics: Africa, Folktales, Folklore, Oral Literature, Zambia
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Dec 3, 2021 Helen Adele Whiting
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Negro Folk Tales for Pupils in the Primary Grades by Helen Adele Whiting, with illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones. The book contains 7 African folktales and 3 African American folktales. This book was published in 1938, and the New York Public Library has identified the book as being in the public domain in the United States. For more information, see the New York Public Library Digital Collections .
Topics: Folktales, Folklore, African, African American
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Dec 2, 2021 Pattie Price
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Bantu Tales by Pattie Price, with illustrations by Desmond Smith This book was published in 1938, and the New York Public Library has identified the book as being in the public domain in the United States. For more information, see the New York Public Library Digital Collections .
Topics: Africa, Bantu, Folktales, Folklore
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Dec 2, 2021 Blaise Cendrars
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Little Black Stories for Little White Children by Blaise Cendrars, translated from the French by Margery Bianco, with illustrations by Pierre Pinsard. This book was published in 1929, and the New York Public Library has identified the book as being in the public domain in the United States. For more information, see the New York Public Library Digital Collections .
Topics: African, Folktales, Folklore
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Dec 2, 2021 WIlfrid Hambly
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Talking Animals by Wilfrid Hambly, with illustrations by James A. Porter. This book was published in 1949, and the New York Public Library has identified the book as being in the public domain in the United States. For more information, see the New York Public Library Digital Collections .
Topics: Africa, Folktales, Folklore, Ovimbundu, Angola, Nigeria, Western Africa
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Nov 30, 2021 Martha Fay Burtis
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A collection of reflections on the practice of "ungrading" compiled by members of the Open Learning and Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, USA.
Topics: ungrading, open learning, pedagogy
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Nov 28, 2021 Melville J. Herskovits
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Dahomean Narrative: A Cross-cultural Analysis by Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits. This is a Google-digitzed text identified by Hathi Trust as being in the public domain. 
Topics: Dahomey, western Africa, Africa, folklore, folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 Wrogbe Nepe
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The Tradition of the Kroo People by Wrogbe Nepe. This is a Google-digitzed text identified by Hathi Trust as being in the public domain.  
Topics: Kru, western Africa, Africa, folklore, folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 Akiki K. Nyabongo
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Winds and Lights: African Fairy Tales  by Prince Akiki K. Nyabongo with illustrations by B. Hewitt. This is a Google-digitzed text identified by Hathi Trust as being in the public domain. 
Topics: Uganda, eastern Africa, Africa, folklore, folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 V. Fergusson
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Nuer Beast Tales by V. Fergusson in Sudan Notes and Records 1924 Google-digitized
Topics: Sudan, Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 Herbert L. Bishop
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A Selection of Sironga Folklore by Herbert L. Bishop, published in the South African Journal of Science, 1922. Google-digitized The stories were told to Bishop by Samuel Mabika from Maputu country, south of Delagoa Bay (coast of Mozambique). The stories are about Nwampfundla, the Hare.
Topics: Sironga, Southern Africa, Mozambique, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 Archibald Shaw
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Dinka Animal Stories by Archibald Shaw in Sudan Notes and Records 1919. Google-digitized
Topics: Dinka, Sudan, Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 A.J.N. Tremearne
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Some Specimens of Hausa Folklore by A. J. N. Tremearne in the Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts 1910. Google-digitized
Topics: Hausa, Nigeria, Western Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 28, 2021 R.H.K. Willans
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The Konnoh People by R. H. K. Willans, published in African Affairs 1909. Google-digitized
Topics: Kono people, Sierra Leone, Mande, Western Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 28, 2021
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Title:  Yoruba Folklore by John Parkinson, published in the Journal of the African Society 1909. Google-digitized
Topics: Yoruba, Nigeria, Western Africa, Folktales, Folklore
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Nov 28, 2021 Wilhelm Lederbogen
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Duala Fables by Wilhelm Lederbogen published in Journal of the African Society 1904-1905 (Volume 4). Google-digitized.
Topics: Duala, Bantu, Cameroon, Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 27, 2021 Henry Cobham
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Animal Stories from Calabar by Henry Cobham, published in the Journal of the Royal African Society, 1905. Google-digitized
Topics: NIgeria, Calabar, Africa, Western Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 27, 2021 W. E. Jennings-Bramly
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Northern Sudan: Bisharin Fables by W. E. Jennings-Bramly, published in Sudan Notes and Records 1925 Google-digitized
Topics: Sudan, Bisharin, Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Chapter 19: Mental Life and Folklore, from Pygmies and Bushmen of the Kalahari by S. S. Dornan, 1925. Google-digitized
Topics: Southern Africa, South Africa, Khoekhoe people, San people, Folklore, Folktales, Africa
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Nov 27, 2021 H. W. Woodward
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This PDF combines three separate items from Folklore (1925): Bondei Folktales by H. W. Woodward, parts I-II-III. Google-digitized
Topics: Eastern Africa, Folklore, Folktales, Tanganyika
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Nov 27, 2021 J. Maxwell
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Calabar Stories by J. Maxwell Journal of the Royal African Society, 1906 vol. 5 Google-digitized Monkey and Leopard A God and His Wife  Monkey and Pig The Old Woman's Yams The Old Woman's Hoe  The God's Twin Children  The Dead Man The Tortoise and the Bat The Sun, the Cock, and God The Snake and the Rat
Topics: Calabar, Nigeria, Western Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 27, 2021 M. W. Hilton Simpson and P.P.H. Hasluck
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Algerian Folktales by M.W. Hilton-Simpson and P.P.H. Hasluck  in Folklore, 1924-1925; Google-digitized. This PDF contains both articles in a single file: Algerian Folktales I in Folklore 1924: M. W. Hilton-Simpson Beasts had the power of speech Solomon and the Eggs The Arab and his Mule Two Arab Hunters Algerian Folktales II in Folklore 1925: P. P. H. Hasluck  The Man with Seven Wives Why People Fast A Child's Tale Ramadan the Guest
Topics: Algeria, Folktales, Northern Africa, Islamic Folklore
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Nov 16, 2021 Andrew Lang
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This is a compilation of the 25 African tales in the Fairy Books of Andrew Lang as follows: Pink Fairy Book (1897): 2 stories Grey Fairy Book (1900): 5 stories Violet Fairy Book (1901): 4 stories Crimson Fairy Book (1903): 2 stories Brown Fairy Book (1904): 1 story Orange Fairy Book (1906): 8 stories Olive Fairy Book (1907): 1 story Lilac Fairy Book (1910): 2 stories
Topics: Folktales, Folklore, Fairy Tales, Africa
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Google-digitized, in the public domain.
Topics: Africa, South Africa, folklore, folktales
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Nov 16, 2021 Emmeline H. Dewar
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Text in English and in Chinamwanga.
Topics: Africa, Central Africa, Folklore, Folktales, Mwanga, Namwanga
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Nov 16, 2021 W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel) Bleek, Lucy C. Lloyd, and D. F. (Dorothea) Bleek
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This is a collection of traditional stories of the San (Bushman) people of southern Africa. Google-digitized and in the public domain.
Topics: Africa, South Africa, Bushman, San people, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 16, 2021 Ethel L. McPherson
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The illustrations are by Helen Jacobs.
Topics: Africa, South Africa, folklore, folktales, fairy tales
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Nov 16, 2021 Bender, C. J. [Carl Jacob]
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See also by the same author: Proverbs of West Africa (1924).
Topics: Africa, Folklore, Folktales
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Nov 15, 2021 J. F. Schon. Schön, James Frederick, 1803-1889.
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This book is Google-digitized and in the public domain. Unlike other editions of Schon's Magana Hausa, this one contains English translations of the stories in the second volume of the book, following p. 285 of the Hausa texts.
Topics: Nigeria, Hausa, Folklore, Folktales, Africa
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Nov 15, 2021 Baskerville, Rosetta Gage (Harvey) "Mrs. George Baskerville."
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Google-digitized book, published in 1922.
Topics: Uganda, Baganda, Africa, folklore, folktales
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Nov 14, 2021 Center for Folklore and Ethnography / University of Pennsylvania
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Preface Liberia and the Philadelphia Community Liberian Languages and Community Storytelling The Stories How Monkey Tricked Alligator by Edith Hill. Three Truths that Deer Told Leopard by John K. Jallah  How the Animals Became Different Colors by Benjamin Kpangbah  Why Elephant is Afraid of Goat by Deddeh Passawee Greedy Spider by Ansumana Passawee  Which Brother Should Marry the King’s Daughter? by Ansumana Passawee. Hawk and Hen by Edith Hill. Which Wife Should Die? by Peter Sirleaf. Why...
Topics: Africa, African Americans, Liberia, folktales, folklore, storytelling, Philaldelphia
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Nov 10, 2021 George Schwab
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This document combines three articles by George Schwab published in Journal of American Folklore in 1914, 1919, and 1922. The three articles are available at Internet Archive already separately; they are combined here for ease of use for anyone investigating Bulu folktales.
Topics: Africa, Bulu, Cameroon, folktales, folklore, folktales, folklore, Bulu, Cameroon
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Oct 30, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred tiny animal stories, 100 words each, from a wide range of African storytelling traditions. For more information see Africa.LauraGibbs.net , where you will also find an audiobook recording, all CC-licensed OER to remix and re-use.
Topics: Africa, African, folklore, folktales, storytelling, animals, mythology, tricksters, Anansi
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Oct 19, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred stories about Anansi, all from Caribbean sources, and each story is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats (including an audiobook) available at Anansi.LauraGibbs.net .
Topics: Folktales, Folklore, Caribbean, Anansi, African Diaspora
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Oct 6, 2021 Bender, C. J. [Carl Jacob]
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A collection of Bantu proverbs, in English, collected by C. J. Bender (1869-1935), a missionary in Cameroon, Africa.
Topics: Africa, Proverbs, Bantu, western Africa, Cameroon
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Jul 25, 2021 Laura Gibbs
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This is a collection of two hundred stories about Nasruddin, and each story is just 100 words long. The book contains a bibliography of sources used, with additional information and other formats available at Nasruddin.LauraGibbs.net
Topics: Nasruddin, Sufis, Sufism, Folktales, Middle Eastern Folklore
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