The earth of the woods he crossed was soft and warm under his feet; it was strange, after a day spent on the granite ridges; he smiled as at a new pleasure, each evening, and looked down to watch his feet crushing a surface that responded, gave way and conceded faint prints to be left behind.
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The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose
There are also many modifications of language, which we concede to the poets.