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WELL ,SHEMIGHT BE CAROLE KING, OR INDIRA GHEND), OR YOUR SISTER.- ww tlKE CHECK OUT THE STAR OF THIS BOOK,,, AS HE STANDS BEFORE AN UPPER EAST SIVE TOWNHOUSE, WE'RE GONG TO ROP THIG PLACE? THERE MUST BE ALARMS ON THE ALARMS! ERTAINLY--VERY BUT THERE /& A WAY INTO guerre THAT FORTRESS! THERE |S OWE WINDOW LEFT OPEN FOR VENTIL ATION , BECALISE AO nes TO REACH HOUSE, THE DOORS, THE WINDOWS, EVEN eee | 7 --UNLESS ONE 'S THE BEAST! AN? T8/G |S OUR GOAL--THE IT IS THE WORLD'S ANDI PLAN TOSELL \(--BUT IN THEEND, HE AM CARGEST GEN (7 FORA FORTUNE, WiLL SECRETE ONLY RIE on 4 1... | | THE ALUSION! EME, SINCE EACH - BUYER WiLL WANT TO OH, IT DOES. ae 17 FOR MY MIND IMAGE 5 6 QTE ean ESS! A SCHEME CLASS/C IN ITS SIMPLICITY-- AND, OF COURSE, ONLY THE ACELUDE TO A MUCH GREATER? PLAN! 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