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  • Dr. Roylott then abandoned his attempts to establish himself in practice in London and took us to live with him in the old ancestral house at Stoke Moran.
  • If we were to come to Stoke Moran to-day, would it be possible for us to see over these rooms without the knowledge of your stepfather?
  • And so do I. It is precisely for that reason that we are going to Stoke Moran this day.
  • I am Dr. Grimesby Roylott, of Stoke Moran.
  • They were on the upper floor, and from our window we could command a view of the avenue gate, and of the inhabited wing of Stoke Moran Manor House.
  • I knew that we should find a ventilator before ever we came to Stoke Moran.
  • Such are the true facts of the death of Dr. Grimesby Roylott, of Stoke Moran.
  • Of all these varied cases, however, I cannot recall any which presented more singular features than that which was associated with the well-known Surrey family of the Roylotts of Stoke Moran.
  • "Stoke Moran?" said he.
  • My name is Helen Stoner, and I am living with my stepfather, who is the last survivor of one of the oldest Saxon families in England, the Roylotts of Stoke Moran, on the western border of Surrey.
  • Instead of making friends and exchanging visits with our neighbours, who had at first been overjoyed to see a Roylott of Stoke Moran back in the old family seat, he shut himself up in his house and seldom came out save to indulge in ferocious quarrels with whoever might cross his path.

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