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The children, who had made use of this idea of Tess being taken up by their wealthy kinsfolk (which they imagined the other family to be) as a species of dolorifuge after the death of the horse, began to cry at Tess's reluctance, and teased and reproached her for hesitating.
Twelve-year-old Kevin Lazenby of Opelika, Ala., correctly spelled "dolorifuge" doh-LOHR-uh-fyooj to begin the second round of the competition Wednesday morning.
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