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  • Helen and Judith died at twenty-two years of age, while Millie Christine still lives, healthy and happy, at thirty-eight, and bids fair to attain a ripe old age as easily as less wonderful beings.

    Biographical Sketch of Millie Christine, the Carolina Twin, Surnamed the Two-Headed Nightingale, and the Eighth Wonder of the World.

  • “And after working as Vodi productively for — what, hundreds of years? — she died in her bed at a ripe old age, having lived a fulfilling and wonderful life.”

    Memory of Fire

  • Alas, Tag’s life ended at the ripe old age of twenty-five, but not before he fathered eight children, two of whom survived their tenth birthday, and one of whom is a direct ancestor of ours.

    The Time Paradox

  • Afflicted with Diabetes Type I since the age of eight, Jen was taking ten different medications at the ripe old age of twenty, including insulin, as well as meds for general pain, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia.

    The Vision Board Book

  • He escaped annihilation with Crassus at Carrhae, then governed Syria extremely well at the ripe old age of thirty.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He lived to a ripe old age in peace and quietness, and never again did he wish that something strange would happen. is the story of Yoska and Yanko, two brothers who were as unlike each other as night is unlike day.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

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