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  • They were no more like the Martians I saw in action than a Dutch doll is like a human being.
  • Close inshore was a multitude of fishing smacks—English, Scotch, French, Dutch, and Swedish; steam launches from the Thames, yachts, electric boats; and beyond were ships of large burden, a multitude of filthy colliers, trim merchantmen, cattle ships, passenger boats, petroleum tanks, ocean tramps, an old white transport even, neat white and grey liners from Southampton and Hamburg; and along the blue coast across the Blackwater my brother could make out dimly a dense swarm of boats…

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  • The Dutch are famous for their tulips.
  • Rembrandt is my favorite Dutch painter.

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