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- Most of its arms were retracted, but with three long tentacles it was fishing out a number of rods, plates, and bars which lined the covering and apparently strengthened the walls of the cylinder.2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (18% in)
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