…And in there, in that old, broken-down house, we found, deep inside, in the heart of the house, a huge dining room, with a long, dark, wooden table, on which this old Parsi fellow was sitting, like Rip Van Winkle, dipping his teaspoon into a soft-boiled egg…
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