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  • There, amidst the creaky old cabins and moss-coated trees, an unstoppable force of evil lies quietly dormant, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

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  • Rippling over moss-coated rocks and rounded boulders, the teeming flow spilled over into a pond.

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  • "Assunta, Assunta!" she cried, leaning over the gray, moss-coated railing, "what is it?"

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  • For the first few miles splashes of sunlight gleamed and quivered on the rough pathway, on red-pine stems, and moss-coated rocks.

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  • He ran out to the middle of the swamp, disturbing the duck as he ran, and sat down on a moss-coated tree-trunk lapped in the black water.

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  • And looked at the grey-green, moss-coated, feather-lined nest she had taken such pains to make,

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  • These reflections are perhaps the source of the character you find in a moss-coated stone stairway climbing outside of a wall; in a queer inner court, befouled with rubbish and drearily bare of convenience; in an ancient quaintly carven well, worked with infinite labour from an overhanging window; in an arbour of time-twisted vines under which you may sit with your feet in the dirt and remember as a dim fable that there are races for which the type of domestic allurement is the parlour hearth - rug.

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