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Four Seminars

by Martin Heidegger Andrew J. Mitchell François Raffoul

In Four Seminars, Heidegger reviews the entire trajectory of his thought and offers unique perspectives on fundamental aspects of his work. First published in French in 1976, these seminars were translated into German with Heidegger's approval and reissued in 1986 as part of his Gesamtausgabe, volume 15. Topics considered include the Greek understanding of presence, the ontological difference, the notion of system in German Idealism, the power of naming, the problem of technology, danger, and the event. Heidegger's engagements with his philosophical forebears--Parmenides, Heraclitus, Kant, and Hegel--continue in surprising dialogues with his contemporaries--Husserl, Marx, and Wittgenstein. While providing important insights into how Heidegger conducted his lectures, these seminars show him in his maturity reflecting back on his philosophical path. An important text for understanding contemporary philosophical debates, Four Seminars provides extraordinarily rich material for students and scholars of Heidegger.

Four Souls

by Louise Erdrich

After taking her mother's name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange, compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She seeks restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her reservation. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Four Souls

by Louise Erdrich

After taking her mother's name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange, compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She seeks restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her reservation. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Four Special Questions: A Passover Story

by Jonny Zucker

A mother, father, and three young children in a typical Jewish family celebrate their most important holidays in the attractively illustrated Festival Time books, which speak not only to Jewish children but to boys and girls of all faiths. This simple and delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday of Passover describes a family as they celebrate their festival of freedom. They prepare the six different types of food on the Seder plate, ask the four traditional questions, and hunt for the Afikoman. (Ages 3-7)

Four Spirits

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic. In Birmingham, Alabama, twenty-year-old Stella Silver, an idealistic white college student, is sent reeling off her measured path by events of 1963. Combining political activism with single parenting and night-school teaching, African American Christine Taylor discovers she must heal her own bruised heart to actualize meaningful social change. Inspired by the courage and commitment of the civil rights movement, the child Edmund Powers embodies hope for future change. In this novel of maturation and growth, Naslund makes vital the intersection of spiritual, political, and moral forces that have redefined America.

The Four-story Mistake

by Elizabeth Enright

Into the Four-Story Mistake, an odd-looking house with a confused architectural history, move the Melendy family -- Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper. Though disappointed about leaving their old brownstone in New York City, and apprehensive about living the country life, the four Melendy kids soon settle into this unusual new home. Here, they become absorbed in the adventures of the country, adjusting themselves with all their accustomed resourcefulness and discovering the many hidden attractions that the Four-Story Mistake has to offer. The Four-Story Mistake is the second installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.

Four Strong Winds

by John Einarson

An acclaimed music historian brings us the long-awaited story of Ian & Sylvia - marking the first time that the legendary folk duo has endorsed a biography of their groundbreaking career.Their classic "Four Strong Winds" is widely considered to be one of the great songs of all time. Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell count among their admirers. Their music, including hits like "You Were On My Mind" and "Someday Soon," has been recorded by everyone from Dylan, Joan Baez, and Johnny Cash to Sarah McLachlan and The Tragically Hip. Their influence on music - both in Canada and the United States - has endured over generations and surpassed genres. Yet until now, we have known little of the story behind the folk sensations Ian & Sylvia. In Four Strong Winds, John Einarson takes us back to Ian & Sylvia's early days in Toronto coffeehouses, to their experiences at the heart of the vibrant 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, and beyond, as their personal and musical partnership continued to change and evolve. Based on Ian and Sylvia Tyson's own personal reflections as well as on the recollections of contemporaries, associates, and admirers, Four Strong Winds is the definitive account of this iconic musical duo and a window on a fascinating period in music history.From the Hardcover edition.

Four Stupid Cupids (Hamlet Chronicles #4)

by Gregory Maguire

The students' scheme to find a love match for their beloved teacher on Valentine's Day turns into a comedy of errors when four stupid cupids from Ancient Greece try to help.

Four Sue Grafton Novels (Kinsey Milhone Q, R, S, and T)

by Sue Grafton

This book contains four complete Sue Grafton novels about investigator Kinsey Milhone: Q is for Quarry, R is for Ricochet, S is for Silence, and T is for Trespass.<P> Q is for Quarry: She was a "Jane Doe," an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff's Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the case remained unsolved. That was eighteen years ago. Now, the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to do the legwork for them, and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued with the challenge and agrees to work with them. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.<P> R is for Ricochet:Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege. Abandoned by her rebellious mother when she was an infant, she was the only child of a rich man already in his mid-fifties when she was born, and her adoring father thoroughly spoiled her. Now, at thirty-two, having had many scrapes with the law, she is about to be released on probation from the California Institution for Women, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence for embezzlement. Though Nord Lafferty could deny his daughter nothing, he wasn't there for her when she was brought up on this charge. Now he wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a week's work. Nothing untoward--the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round. R is for Ricochet. And R is for romance: love gone right, love gone wrong, and matters somewhere in between.<P> S is for Silence: Cases don't get much colder than that of Violet Sullivan, who disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But P.I. Kinsey Millhone has promised Daisy she'll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. Kinsey tries to pick up a trail by speaking to those who remember her-and perhaps were more involved in her life than they let on. But the trail could lead her somewhere very dangerous. Because the case may have gone cold, but some peoples' feelings about Violet Sullivan still run as hot as ever...<P> T is for Trespass: In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene. Though set in the late eighties, T is for Trespass could not be more topical: identity theft; elder abuse; betrayal of trust; the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent. It reveals a terrifying but all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Once again, Grafton opens up new territory with startling results.

Four Summoner's Tales

by Christopher Golden David Liss Kelley Armstrong Jonathan Maberry

Four terror-inducing novellas from acclaimed bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry beginning with the premise: "A stranger comes to town, offering to raise the townsfolk's dearly departed from the dead--for a price."In Kelley Armstrong's "Suffer the Children," an acute diphtheria outbreak kills most of the children in an isolated village in nineteen-century Ontario. Then a stranger arrives and offers to bring the children back to life. He wants money, of course, an extravagant sum, but more importantly, but for each child resurrected, one villager must voluntarily offer his life... In David Liss's "The Good-Natured Man," a con man on the margins of eighteenth-century British society discovers a book that reveals the method for bringing the dead back to life. After considering just how far he would go to avoid bringing his violent father back, he realizes the real value of this book. Instead of getting people to pay him to revive their departed, he will get people to pay him not to... In "Pipers" by Christopher Golden, the Texas Border Volunteers wage a private war against drug smuggling by Mexican cartels in a modern-day South Texas town, complete with an indestructible army of the risen dead... In "Alive Day" by Jonathan Maberry, a US Army sergeant must dive into the underworld of modern-day Afghanistan to try and barter for the release of his team, never dreaming of the horrors that await him...

The Four Suspects

by Agatha Christie

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. A retired spy breaks his neck after a fall and dies. The death is no accident and Sir Henry wants Miss Marple's help to analyse the evidence and find out which of the four suspects is guilty...

The Four Things That Matter Most

by Ira Byock

Four simple phrases -- "Please forgive me," "I forgive you," "Thank you," and "I love you" -- carry enormous power. In many ways, they contain the most powerful words in our language. These four phrases provide us with a clear path to emotional wellness; they guide us through the thickets of interpersonal difficulties to a conscious way of living that is full of integrity and grace. In The Four Things That Matter Most, Dr. Ira Byock, an international leader in palliative care, teaches us how to practice these life-affirming words in our day-to-day lives. Too often we assume that the people we love really know we love them. Dr. Byock reveals the value of stating the obvious and provides insights into how we burden ourselves by hanging on to old grudges unconsciously and unnecessarily. He shows us how to avoid living with those awkward silences and uncomfortable issues that distance us from the people we love and erode our sense of well-being and joy. His insights and stories help us to forgive, appreciate, love, and celebrate one another more fully. The inspiring stories in The Four Things That Matter Most demonstrate the usefulness of the Four Things in a wide range of life situations. They also show that a degree of emotional healing is always possible and that we can experience a sense of wholeness even in the wake of family strife, personal tragedy, divorce, or in the face of death. With practical wisdom and spiritual punch, The Four Things That Matter Most gives us the language and guidance to honor and experience what really matters most in our lives every day.

Four Thrillers by Lisa Unger

by Lisa Unger

Four thrilling novels by bestselling novelist Lisa Unger are now available as one complete series. Read all four novels in order for the first time digitally and delve into Unger's world--full of nightmarish journeys, bone-chilling discoveries, and breathtaking consequences, in a complete package, never before available. Includes an excerpt from Lisa Unger's Fragile Beautiful Lies If Ridley Jones had just slept ten minutes later, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. Instead, she's in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door--a package which informs her that her entire world is a sham. Suddenly forced to question everything she knows about herself and her family, Ridley wanders into dark territory she never knew existed."Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended."--Lee Child Sliver of TruthJust as she's beginning to move on with her life, another seemingly mundane act--picking up a few envelopes of prints at a photo lab--puts Ridley Jones at the nexus of a global network of crime. At once hunting down a ghost and finding her own life in danger, Ridley wonders if she ever had the power to shape her own destiny . . . and whether love has any reality beyond her imagination. "Compulsive reading." --New York Daily News Black Out On the surface, Annie Powers's life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her. Disturbing events--the appearance of a familiar dark figure on the beach, the mysterious murder of her psychologist--trigger strange and confusing memories for Annie, who realizes she has to quickly piece them together before her past comes to claim her future . . . and her daughter. "Riveting psychological suspense of the first order. If you haven't yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?"--Harlan Coben Die For YouIsabel Raine thought she had everything--a successful career, a supportive family, and a happy marriage to the man she loved. Then one ordinary morning, her husband picks up his briefcase, kisses her good-bye, and simply vanishes. Now the only thing Isabel knows for sure is that her husband of five years is gone. Where is he and who is he are questions no one seems able to answer. But Isabel will not rest until she discovers the truth about the man she loves, even if it means risking everything--including her own life. "Lisa Unger writes with sharp psychological insight and bone-deep understanding of her characters. This novel is almost unbearably thrilling."--Luanne Rice

Four Tragedies

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan

HamletOne of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father's murder is one of Shakespeare's greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia's death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater.OthelloThis great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history.King LearHere is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him-a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions.MacbethNo dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his "masculinity" by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters' prophecy and kill his king-and thus, seals his own doom.Each Edition Includes:* Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmographyFrom the Paperback edition.

Four Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan

The greatest works of tragedy from the Bard, this book features "Hamlet," "Othello," "King Lear" and "Macbeth."

Four Truths and a Lie

by Lauren Barnholdt

Eighth grader Scarlett is boy crazy -- and not just a little boy crazy. We're talking seriously, utterly, completely, 100-percent boy crazy! So much so that her mother, in an effort to curb Scarlett's enthusiasm, ships her off to a prestigious all-girls charter school. Scarlett thinks her life is absolutely over. But what she doesn't know is that her life is about to get absolutely interesting, because on her desk in her dorm room she finds a letter. The letter says it contains four truths and a lie -- and Scarlett's reputation depends on determining which is which.... Maybe an all-girls school isn't so boring after all.

The Four Virtues

by Tobin Hart

In a world with greater knowledge, more advanced technology, and more groundbreaking innovation than ever at our fingertips, we are still looking to find our way. We are still searching for that essential insight on how to lead a really good life. By drawing from across tradition and time, from neuroscience to ancient wisdom, Tobin Hart reveals that we all possess four essential virtues--Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation--that help us to build, balance, and integrate our psychological and spiritual life on earth. While these virtues may be universal, the way they live in each of us is unique. With the Spiritual Assessment Matrix (SAM) and expert practices and tools, this highly accessible, thought-provoking guide shows us how to grow and activate these powers from the inside out. When in balance, these four virtues serve as a field guide to the inner life, bringing you heart and wisdom as well as helping you recognize beauty, rekindle awe, and find your own voice.hether religious or secular--looking to live by a contemporary set of ethics to frame their self-development and happiness. Highly accessible, thought provoking, and interactive, The Four Virtues provides a groundbreaking way to engage and flourish in life.

Four Weeks in the Trenches: The War Story of a Violinist

by Fritz Kreisler

Four weeks in the Trenches is the first-hand record of the experiences of Fritz Kreisler, one of the most renowned violinists of the twentieth century, during his service in the Austrian Army in World War I.

Four-Year Colleges 2013

by Peterson's

Peterson's Four-Year Colleges 2013 is the trusted guide of high school guidance counselors, parents, and students. This valuable resource includes information on accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the United States and Canada (and many international schools)-more than 2,600 institutions in all. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions, written by admissions personnel, for more than 400 colleges and universities. College-bound students and their parents can access important information, including campus setting, enrollment, academic programs, entrance difficulty, expenses, student-faculty ratio, application deadlines, and contact information, as well as the most frequently chosen baccalaureate fields. The Advice Center provides helpful articles on specialized college options, such as Honors Programs and Colleges, Online Learning, Women's Colleges, and Public vs. Private institutions. Other articles offer advice on making a list of your "Top-Ten" colleges, surviving standardized tests, preparing to get into college, paying for college, scholarship guidance, and advice for international students applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Indexes include Majors or Fields of Study, Entrance Difficulty, Cost Ranges, and geographic and alphabetical listings of all schools.

Four Years Later

by Monica Murphy

Bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction. Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can't keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can't seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations--and it's messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now--until I get a look at her. Chelsea is not my type at all. She's smart and totally shy. I'm pretty sure she's even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I'm really over. But in a different way. I won't deny her ass is killer, but it's her brain and the way she seems to crave love--like no one's ever given her any--that make me want her more than any girl I've ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?Praise for Four Years Later "Another great entry into the series and a perfect way to close out what started with One Week Girlfriend. As always, Monica Murphy gives us such great characters, giving them such depth and emotions that it's hard not to love them from the minute you meet them on the page."--Cocktails and Books "An engaging, heavily character-driven new adult [novel] that brings us the story of a much beloved character. Seamless writing flows effortlessly as Murphy sets up the plot elements and begins her story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness. . . . Four Years Later was a delight to read."--Smexy Books "Monica Murphy has created an unforgettable series. Her writing is honest, gritty, romantic and entertaining. Her characters are very real people that readers can relate to. We embrace them in our hearts. Their lives and stories will stay with [us] long after the book is finished. It is no wonder that this series is an all-time favorite. . . . The One Week Girlfriend series has been an amazing reading journey that has touched my heart."--Hesperia Loves Books "Emotional and gratifying . . . This romance was full of tension and longing! . . . Monica Murphy has another win with Four Years Later. Owen and Chelsea's story was touching and passionate, and is sure to make you sigh in contentment by the end."--Waves of Fiction "What a fantastic ending to an amazing series! . . . It took my emotions on a roller coaster ride but hey, all the good books do! . . . Four books and I still want more! I'm not quite sure I could ever get enough of these characters. They're all complex, and beautifully broken in their own ways. Combine that with Monica Murphy's fantastic writing skills and you always have a winner."--Down the Rabbit Hole "It's official! When it comes to NA romances and inner monologues, Monica Murphy is a queen! . . . I highly recommend Four Years Later! If you read the earlier books then you just have to get this one too. It was wonderful to see how the earlier couples are faring . . . but Monica Murphy had truly made this Owen's book. I love it!"--In My Room ReadingFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Fourplay

by Brenda L. Thomas

Sasha Borianni is a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. As she establishes her public relations firm, Platinum Images, she finds herself mixing business with pleasure...and balancing her affairs is proving to be a challenge. Her newest client, banking executive Jordan Ashe, turns out to be kinkier than she could ever imagine. (That's one.) Her old flame and boss, NBA player Phoenix Carter, tries to seduce her while she works to clean up his bad boy image. (That's two.) Her old love Trent, who ended their relationship over baby-mama drama, wants her back in his life. (That's three.) And, last but not least, financier Lyor Turrell makes his own play for Sasha. Juggling four men is no easy task but if anyone has what it takes it's Sasha, a woman who thrives not only on the heat of her encounters but on the web of intrigue that connects them all.

Fourteen Stories

by Pearl S. Buck

Fourteen stories are collection of short stories which describe the lives of different people through a fictional approach.

Fourth and Long

by John U. Bacon

For the millions of fans who celebrate the game-day heroics of the student athletes that give college football its heart and soul, bestselling author John U. Bacon's Fourth and Long, a warts-and-all look at the present and future of the game, gives them reason to still believe.In 2012-13, college football's possible futures were clearly on display as the Big Ten, the nation's oldest and most popular league, struggled through a season extraordinary for what it portends for the game. Granted unprecedented access to four programs--Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern--Bacon saw up close how money, influence, and power haunt the league. And Bacon discovered that all four teams--buffeted by NCAA sanctions, scandal, fading rivalries, and the wide and narrow vision of coaches and athletic directors--are responding differently. He's also discovered something surprising. Expressed at tailgates in South Bend, the locker room in Happy Valley, the sidelines and bleachers of Ohio Stadium, among Michigan's marching band alums on homecoming weekend, and everywhere college football fans gather in their thousands, winning isn't everything. How a team wins matters, and that's measured in the guts and loyalty of the student athletes who, against incredible odds, fight for the traditions, passions, and ideals that have always defined what we most admire about college football.

The Fourth Angel : A novel of suspense

by Suzanne Chazin

A woman fire marshal hunts the arsonist behind a series of strange and deadly New York City fires in this sizzling thriller debut.<P> When an inferno in SoHo devours a small building and consumes fifty lives, Georgia Skeehan, a rookie marshal with the New York City Fire Department, is thrust into command of the investigation. Georgia suspects the fire may have been started by something New York has never seen before: HTA, a kitchen-sink concoction with the thermal power of rocket fuel. HTA fires, though rare over the last decade, are so ferocious that they can melt a building's steel and concrete framework in minutes.<P> Georgia soon unearths another startling possibility: the blaze may be connected to three other unsolved New York fires-and to several eerie, scripture-laden letters from a madman who calls himself the "Fourth Angel." But before she can begin to unravel the clues, she is torn apart by the bizarre behavior of her partner and by the seeming betrayal of another marshal-a man she has begun to trust with her heart. As Georgia battles for respect in the nearly all-male bastion of the FDNY, the "Fourth Angel" tightens his grip on his real quarry-and plots an even more catastrophic and fiery finale.

The Fourth Bear

by Jasper Fforde

The Gingerbreadman - psychopath, sadist, convicted murderer and cake/biscuit - is loose on the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. Despite the success of the Humpty Dumpty investigation, the well publicised failure to prevent Red Riding-Hood and her Gran being eaten once again plunges the Nursery Crime Division into controversy. Enforced non-involvement with the Gingerbreadman hunt looks to be frustrating until a chance encounter at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club leads them onto the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldy' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad. The last witnesses to see her alive were The Three Bears, comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen's wood. But all is not what it seems. Are the unexplained explosions around the globe somehow related to missing nuclear scientist Angus McGuffin? Is cucumber-growing really that dangerous? Why are National Security involved? But most important of all: How could the bears' porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time?

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