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The Tale of Lal

by Raymond Paton

Upon behalf of Ridgwell and Christine the author has been urged toexplain that three things--facts, common-sense, and probability--haveof necessity been throughout entirely omitted in relating this story.The children, however, have comforted the author by declaring thatthese particular things are not required at all in any book of thepresent day, but are merely an old-fashioned survival of the past,which is gradually dying out.


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