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The House of Mirth
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  • On the nearer slopes the sugar-maples wavered like pyres of light; lower down was a massing of grey orchards, and here and there the lingering green of an oak-grove.

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  • In 1829 India banned the Hindu custom of a widow’s suicide on her husband’s funeral pyre.
  • While cremation is not uncommon in the western world, open air funeral pyres are typically illegal.

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