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  • “Aweel, sir, ye’ll choose for yoursell, to be sure,” said Niel Blane, somewhat disconcerted; “but deil a guide ye’ll need if ye gae doun the water for twa mile or sae, as gin ye were bound for Milnwoodhouse, and then tak the first broken disjasked-looking road that makes for the hills, — ye’ll ken

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  • This was a whole street of ruined brothels. The houses had been built out of stone but it was necessary to use considerable imagination to people them, least of all with delights. To him they resembled at first a series of disjasked ovens, or, if one could imagine pigpens made of brick, pigpens, but with shelves and niches, so that they seemed to have been made to accommodate the consummations of some race of voluptuous dwarfs.

    - Malcolm Lowry, Present Estate of Pompeii

    July 13, 2008