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Woe Bogotir

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‘I once heard the old people say that behind the village, near the dark forest, there is buried a treasure, yes, a great treasure, but it is buried under a large, heavy stone, too heavy a stone for one man to move.’

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Written in the First Leaf of a Child’s Memorandum Book

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My writing, all misshaped, uneven as my mind, within this narrow space can hardly be confined.

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Wybrand Lolkes, the Dutch Dwarf

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His trade of a watch-maker however failing, Wybrand Lolkes came to the resolution of exhibiting his person publicly as a show; and by attending the several Dutch fairs obtained a handsome competency.

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