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,,,-=†£¤## THOUSAND METERS. FROM  TOPSOIL TO STONE, ##¤£†=-,,,
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,,,,,,,-=† HERE  IS  EARTH,  CLAY,  AND STURDY  LOW †=-,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,-= PLANTS.  BUSHES  FRAME  THE  STRIP.  THE =-,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,- EARTH  IS BARE  IN PATCHES  AS LARGE  AS -,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,               YOU AND ME.                ,,,,,,,,,,
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,,,,,,,,,, CROSS IT TO  GET TO  THE OCEAN, OR DON'T ,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,          TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE.          ,,,,,,,,,,
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