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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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obelisk
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • He read of the swallows that fly in and out of the little cafe at Smyrna where the Hadjis sit counting their amber beads and the turbaned merchants smoke their long tasselled pipes and talk gravely to each other; of the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde that weeps tears of granite in its lonely sunless exile, and longs to be back by the hot lotus-covered Nile, where there are Sphinxes, and rose-red ibises, and white vultures with gilded claws, and crocodiles, with small beryl eyes,

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