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Cairo
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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  • WE judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comes in, and that was what we was after.
  • We talked about Cairo, and wondered whether we would know it when we got to it.
  • Every time he danced around and says, "Dah's Cairo!" it went through me like a shot, and I thought if it WAS Cairo I reckoned I would die of miserableness.
  • I ranged up and says: "Mister, is that town Cairo?"
  • "Cairo? no. You must be a blame' fool."
  • Jim was awful disappointed, but I said never mind, Cairo would be the next place, I reckoned.
  • No high ground about Cairo, Jim said.
  • I says: "Maybe we went by Cairo in the fog that night."
  • So it was all up with Cairo.
  • Every time he danced around and says, "Dah's Cairo!" it went through me like a shot, and I thought if it WAS Cairo I reckoned I would die of miserableness.
  • I said, paddle ashore the first time a light showed, and tell them pap was behind, coming along with a trading-scow, and was a green hand at the business, and wanted to know how far it was to Cairo.
  • Dat's de good ole Cairo at las', I jis knows it!"

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  • Or the three months in Cairo in the basement of a ramshackle tenement run by a hashish-addicted landlord.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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