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From their point of view, of course, we are. The house was built in 1941. Before then the site was second growth, maybe meadow. Then the Others came, and put down straight stones, dead trees, and the covering. (If they had wanted a burrow, why hadn’t they dug one? Or a nest, why had they put it on the ground? Strange are their ways.)

The house has been ours for 20 and a half years. We bargained over the price, we signed papers with a lawyer at the county seat, every month a payment goes to the bank that holds the …

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