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The Thames
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  • The big building I had left was situated on the slope of a broad river valley, but the Thames had shifted perhaps a mile from its present position.
  • Below was the valley of the Thames, in which the river lay like a band of burnished steel.
  • So far as I could see, all the world displayed the same exuberant richness as the Thames valley.
  • ’I wandered during the afternoon along the valley of the Thames, but found nothing that commended itself to my mind as inaccessible.

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  • When Buttercup was fifteen, Adela Terrell, of Sussex on the Thames, was easily the most beautiful creature.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I knocked and entered as the last record ceased playing, and the great barge with its jubilant trumpets vanished around a turning on the Thames.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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