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Group Title: Dean's Scripture library for the young
Title: Cain & Abel, or, The two brothers
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Title: Cain & Abel, or, The two brothers
Series Title: Dean's Scripture library for the young
Alternate Title: Cain and Abel, or, The two brothers
Two brothers
Scripture history
Physical Description: 22 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Corner ( Julia ), 1798-1875 ( Editor )
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Publisher: Dean & Son
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright Date: 1861
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    Frontispiece
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    Title Page
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    The two brothers; or, the history of Cain and Abel
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\VO little boys, named James
; and Charles, resided with
their parents in the beauti-
ful county of Sussex. They
were, in general, good boys, though
they too often gave way to a kind of
jealousy of each other.
It happened, one morning, that their
kind mamma left her little boys in the
parlour with a short spelling lesson to
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but James, who was thinking more
about a new game of play, than his
lesson, did not know his at all.
Little Charles began to laugh at
him for being so idle: some unkind
words followed; and if their mamma
had not come in, they would probably
have began to quarrel. My dear
boys," said their mamma, what is
this all about?" They were, at first,
ashamed to tell her; but when she
had heard the truth, she replied, very
gravely, I have often told you how
very wicked it is to use the least un-
kind words to each other, or to give
way to passion."
The boys were very sorry; they
said they never would do so again, if
their dear mamma would forgive them.
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"But, my children," she said, yoi
have promised me the same before, so
that I do not know how to believe you
now; and I shall really be afraid of
trusting you alone, lest you should in
your passion do each other some mis-
chief; or even your dear little sister,
if she offends you; indeed, there is no
knowing how, far your anger or pas-
sion may lead you, for passionate chil-
dren always go on from bad to worse;
till at last, when you are older, you
may do each other an injury, or even
kill each other."
James and Charles were astonished
to hear their mamima say this, and
"eo cried, ITCamma, really we never will
do so again; and we never meant to
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Charles and James's kind mamma advising them
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CAIN AND ABEL.


I am sure, my dears," continued
their mamma. "at present you do not
intend to do anything so wicked; but
people, when they are in a passion,
know not what they are about, nor
what they do. You have read the
story of Cain and Abel, in the Bible,
and were shocked to think how Cain
could kill his brother: perhaps you
do not recollect how much angry chil-
dren resemble Cain ?
"You know, Cain and Abel were
the sons of Adam and Eve; and al-,
though they were obliged to work for
their living, they might have been
very happy together, and they ought
to have loved each other dearly. Cain
was the eldest, and' he was a tiller of
the ground;' that is, he dug it, and
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Adam, the father of Cain, instructing him how to till
the ground.





CAIN AND ABEL.


planted in it whatever was necessary
for food, or pleasing to look at: he
helped his father to do all that was re-
quired to the ground; for, after Adam
and Eve were driven from Paradise,
the earth did not bring forth fruits
and flowers without care and labour,
which before that time, it had never
required.
'Abel was a keeper of sheep,' or
shepherd; he used to lead the sheep
and lambs to nice pastures, or fields,
for food, and took care of them, lest
they should be destroyed by wild
beasts; and at night he put them up
in proper places, that they might not
be hurt or lost. This employment
was also caused by our- first. parents'
sin: before they had offended God,
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every animal was gentle; and the lion,
and tiger, and wolf, which are now so
fierce, were as quiet and gentle as a
lamb: but after God's just anger had
been deserved, they were also changed,
and it required the care of man, to keep
the small and weak from being injured
by the large and strong.
Cain was unfortunately of a bad
temper, and felt jealous of his brother
Abel, who was mild and good, and
greatly beloved by his parents: Cain
was as much loved by them, excepting
when he did that which was wrong;
and they would not have done their
duty to him, if they had not endea-
voured to correct his faults.
God had ordered-mankind to take
of the first fruits of their labour, and
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CAIN AND ABEL.


burn it before him, on an altar, when
they prayed to him; this was-to show
that if they believed his promises, they
would prove their faith by offering of
the best of their possessions; and it
was also intended to keep in remem-
brance his promise, that he would,
some time, send a Saviour to man.
They did not then know who that
Saviour was to be: but they obeyed
God's command, for they remembered
their past disobedience; and the only
thing they could now do was to obey
his commands, without doubting, or
asking the use or reason of them.
Cain, therefore, brought of the first
fruits of his labours,-fruits, and flow-
ers, and herbs: and Abel brought of
his,-a lamb from the flock, the best
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CAIN AND ABEL.
he could find; 'And the Lord had
respect unto Abel and unto his offer-
ing;' which means, that God was
pleased with Abel luad his prayers:
'but unto Cain he had not respect;'
which means, God was not pleased
with Cain, knowing he loved not his
brother.
"You see each made an offering,
each said his prayers; but Abel prayed
with all his heart: he wished to be
good, and prayed in earnest to be en-
abled to do right: Cain did not pray,
with all his heart, to be good.
Cain now became more angry and
jealous of his brother than ever; the
next time they met, he spoke unkindly
to him; and, at last, he fell into such
a violent passion, that he killed him.
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Think, my children," said the kind
mother, how very dreadful this was !
Cain did not at first intend to kill his
brother, but his wicked passion led
him on to do it. Your passion is likely
to lead you into the same sin, if you
do not check it: from little to little
he was led on; and so will you, if you
are not careful. Try, then, while God
gives you time, to conquer your fault,
and love one another with all kind-
ness, as dear brothers ought always to
do. How very dreadful it would be,
.if some day, when you were very an-
gry, you were to injure or kill each
other! and without intending so
shocking a crime, one angry blow
might do it! What would you feel, if
such were to be the case ? you could
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CAIN AND ABEL.
never be happy again. Cain was not:
he became, by God's order, a vagabond
and a wanderer oh the earth. God
did not kill him; he left him time to
repent; but he set his mark upon him,
so that every one who saw his unhap-
py and wretched countenance, might
know him.
'"I hope you will seriously reflect
upon this dreadful sin, my dear boys,
and never lose the command of your-
selves; remember, this is the mark of
a noble mind; and of what conse-
quence is it, how clever you are, if you
do not, by kindness and mildness to
each other, obtain the favour and love
of God? At first, you may not find
it easy to check your angry passions;
but if you go on trying to do so, God,
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who sees our hearts, as well as our
actions, will assist you, and make the
task easy.
I entreat you to bear in mind what
I have related to you; and whenever
either of' you are inclined t6 be the
least angry, think of the Two Bro-
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BBRAHAM,thefatherof Isaac,
was born in the country of
Mesopotamia, which was a
part of Syria, about three thousand
years before the birth of Christ. He
lived for a very long time in the land
of his birth, among his own kindred,
and was possessed of great wealth in
gold and silver, and flocks of sheep,
and herds of cattle; but, what was bet-
ter still, he was a good man, and God
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advanced in years, the Lord command-
ed him, to leave his native place and
go to the land of Canaan, a fertile and
beautiful country, now called Pales-
tine, or the Holy Land. And God
promised to give all that country to
him and his posterity, that is, to his
children and their children after them,
for all generations; and God also told
him that he should be the father of
many nations, that would be great and
powerful in after times. But how was
this to come to pass; for Abraham had
neither son nor daughter; however,
he trusted in the word of God, and re-
moved with all his property and his
people, to the land of Canaan, where
he settled, and in time became'lord of
the whole country.





ISAAC AND REBEKAH:
The people of those early times did
not live in houses, but in tents, as the
wandering Arabs do at the present
day; and thus Abraham lived in the
midst of his people, and was their ruler,
their priest, and their judge; for there
was no king, therefore this was called
the patriarchal form of government,
meaning the kind of authority that a
father has over his children. Still
Abraham had no son to inherit his
lands, which caused him much grief;
for years passed away, and he and his
wife were both very old.
At length God appeared to him in
a dream, and said, that he was now
about to send him a son, who was to
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ISAAC AND REBEKAH.
of his family's future greatness, was to
be fulfilled; and so it came to pass;
for Isaac was the father of Jacob, who
had twelve sons, and their families, in
couse of time, formed the twelve tribes
of Israel, who divided the land of Ca-
naan amongst them, and constituted
the whole nation of the Hebrews or
Jews. Abralhm and Sarah his wife
rejoiced greatly when Isaac was born ;
and they had reason to take pleasure
in him, for he was a child of an excel-
lent disposition, being brought up to
reverence and obey his parents, and to
fear the Lord. He lived to the age
of forty, without being married, when
his father was anxious that he should
have a wife from among his own fa-
mily or kindred, and not a stranger,
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Abraham and his wife Sarah

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ISAAC AND REBEKAH.
so he resolved to send to his former
country, where many of his relatives
still resided, to seek a damsel for his
son's bride.
But Abraham's strong affection for
his only child, made him unwilling to
let Isaac go by himself; so he commis-
sioned his steward, who was an old and
faithful servant, to go td.Haran, the
place of his birth, and select a wife for
his son among the maidens of his own
kindred; and he sent many presents to
be given to the damsel and her friends.
Some of these were jewels and bridal
dresses, the latter being probably vests
of rich silk, as such garments were al-
ways among the wedding clothes of a
bride in those countries, if the family .
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ISAAC AND REBEKAH.
also wore a veil that covered her all
over. It is still customary, in the east,
to send presents on such occasions,
and indeed no one ever goes to pay a
visit without being provided with some
gift for thefperson to whom the visit
is paid. Even the poorest people fol-
low this custom, as far as their circum-
stances will allow, and when they go
to see each other, will carry with them
a flower, an orange, or some other tri-
fle, to present to their friend.
But to return to our story. The
steward set out on his errand, attended
by several of his master's servants,
with ten camels to carry provisions and
water;for the journey. The camel is.
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no possibility of traversing the sandy
plains in those countries.
The steward at length arrived at the
city in which his master's- kinsmen
dwelt, and finding a well near the
place he stopped to give his camels
drink there. It was evening, and the
young women of the city were coming
out with their pitchers to get water;
for in those times the manners of the
people were so simple, that the daugh-
ters of the richest men fetched water
from the wells, for the use of the fa-
mily; so we need not think it strange
that Abraham's servant should look
among these damsels for a suitable
bride for his young master. But he
was afraid of trusting to his own judg-
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him a sign by which he might know
how to make his choice, saying, "0
Lord, I pray thee, let it come to pass
that the damsel to whom I shall say,
-Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee,
that I may drink; and she shall an-
swer, Drink, and I will give thy ca-
mels drink also ;'-let the same be her
that Thou hast appointed for Thy ser-
vant Isaac."
He had scarcely made an end of his
prayer, when he saw a beautiful young
girl coming towards the well, with her
pitcher thrown over her shoulder; so
he ran to meet her, and said, Let me,
I pray thee, drink a little water of thy
pitcher." She answered with ready
kindness, Drink, my lord; and let
down her pitcher upon her hand, and
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gave him drink. And when she had
done giving him drink, she said, I will
draw water for thy camels also, until
they have done drinking."
That wise and trusty servant then
took from among the presents he had
brought, a pair of golden bracelets,
weighing ten shekels, which was equal
to five ounces; and put them on the
arms of Rebekah; and he also gave
her a golden ornament which, in the
Bible, is called an ear-ring.
Then the man thanked God in his
heart for sending him the sign he had
prayed for; and said to himself, "This
is surely the maiden whom the Lord
has appointed to be the wife of my
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thy father's house for us to lodge in ?"
And to his great joy he found she was
Rebekah, the da-ghter of Nahor, who
was Abraham's brother.
By all these circumstances, we may
see that the marriage of Isaac and Re-
bekah was by the especial will of God,
who put it into the heart of the steward
to pray for a sign by which he might
know on whom to fix his choice.
Rebekah ran to show the presents
to her brother Laban, who immediate-
ly went to invite the stranger to go
home with him, and offered him lodg-
ing and entertainment for himself, his
men, and his camels, as long as he
chose to remain there. The steward
went home with him, and a supper was
presently prepared; but, before he
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would eat, he made known his errand
in that country; told how God had
directed him to choose Rebekah, in
preference to any other damsel; and
asked her mother and brother if they
were willing to let her return with him
to marry her cousin Isaac? to which
they consented; for they saw that it
was the will of God that this marriage
should take place, and they doubted
tot that Isaac, like his father Abra-
ham, was a good man.
The steward then presented the gifts
he had brought, after which he sat
down to supper, feeling sure, in his
mind, that he had done rig-lt, and that
his master, Abraham, would be pleased
with him.
On the following morning he re-
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quested leave to depart; but the friends
of Rebekah begged he would permit
her to stay with them a few days longer.
However, he said it was his duty to
return as quickly as possible, therefore
they agreed to let the damsel decide
for herself, whether she would go or
not; and she consented to go. Then
they objected no longer; and Rebe-
kah, taking an affectionate leave of her
mother and brother, set out with the
trusty steward, accompanied by her
nurse, and several other female attend-
ants.
One evening, as Isaac was watching
in the fields, he saw the camels re-
turning, and women riding on them.
He hastened to meet them; and, when
Rebekah saw him coming, she alighted
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Isaac hastening to meet Rebekah

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from her camel, and put her veil over
her, to conceal her face, according to
the custom of the maidens of that .
country, in those times, and to this
day. The steward then related to
Isaac all that had happened, at which
he was much pleased, and taking Re-
bekah by the hand, led her to the tent
which had been the abode of his mo-
ther, Sarah, who was long since dead.
They were married according to the
Jewish custom, with the blessings of
their father Abraham, and lived very
happily together, for many years; and
their sons were Esau and Jacob, whose
history will be related in another
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OR, THE HISTORY OF

ESAU AND JACOB.


SAAC and REBEKAH had
two sons, who were twins,
both being born on the same
day; but as one was born a
little time before the other, he was
called the elder, and was named Esau.
The name of the younger one was
Jacob.
The boys grew up very different
from each other, both in person and
manners; for Esau was covered with
hair from head to foot, was hardy and
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was fair to look upon, of a mild tem-
per, and more fond of peaceful occu-
pations, such as tending the flocks and
herds, than the warlike pleasures of
the chase.
Esau was the favorite of his father;
but Rebekah loved Jacob most, and
was sorry he was not the first born;
for, among the ancient patriarchs, an
eldest son had great advantages over
the rest, as he was entitled to a double
portion of the inheritance; and, on the
death of his father, became the ruler
or chief of the family, and his brethren
were subject to his authority.
One day, when Esau had been out
hunting, he came back weary and faint
for want of food. It happened that
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tage, with a sort of peas called lentils,
stewed with oil and garlic, and which
soup, or pottage, is an e-tel'med dish
in the east.
Esau begged his brother to give him
the pottage; to which.Jacob answered
that he should have it, provided he
would part with his ,bi tlhright; that
is, if he would give up his rights as
the first-born son; and Esau, being
exhausted with fatigue and hunger,
consented, and sold his birthright for
a mess of pottage.
Some time after this, Isaac became
blind, from age, so that he wa-s not
able to perform his accustomed duties,
especially in making sacrifices to God,
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ESAU AND JACOB.
anxious to give Esau his blessing be-
fore he died; not doubting that God
would, on such an occasion, put it into
his heart in what manner to bless his
son.
He therefore called Esau to him,
and bade him take his weapons, his
bow and his arrows, and go out to get
venison, and to prepare it for his sup-
per.
Rebekah heard this command, and
wished to obtain the blessing for her
favorite son; so she sent him to the
flock for two kids, and dressed them,
and told Jacob to carry the meat to
his father, and make him believe it
was Esau, with the venison. But Ja-
cob said, How shall I pass for Esau?
for, although my father cannot see, he
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will touch my hand, and, finding it is
not hairy, like my brother's hand, I
shall bring a curse upon me, and not
a blessing." Then his mother 'put
goat skins over his arms and hands,
that they might feel hairy; and Jacob
carried the meat to his father's tent;
for the people of those countries at
that time, did not live in houses, but
in tents, as many Arab tribes do, in
the same countries, to this day.
When Jacob took the meat to his
father, Isaac said, Who art thou ?"
to which Jacob replied, "I am Esau,
thy first born; eat, I pray thee, of my
venison, that thy soul may bless me."
But Isaac thought the voice was not
like the voice of Esau, so he desired
him to come near, that he might feel
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his hands; and when he felt that they
were hairy, he believed it was Esau;
so he ate of the meat, and drank of
the wine that Jacob brought to him;
and then he blessed him in these words:
"God give thee of the dew of Heaven,
and the fatness of the earth, and plen-
ty of corn and wine. Let people serve
thee, and nations bow down to thee;
be lord over thy brethren, and let thy
mother's sons bow down to thee."
In the meantime, Esau had returned
with his venison, which he cooked and
carried to his father, not knowing what
Jacob had done. But when Esau
brought in the meat, and asked his
father to eat, Isaac found that Jacob
had obtained the blessing he had in-
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Then Isaac trembled exceedingly;
and Esau was sadly grieved, and said,
"Bless me, even me, also, 0 my fa-
ther." But Isaac answered and said,
unto him, Behold now, I have made
him thy lord, and all his brethren have
I given to him for servants; and with
corn and wine have I sustained him;
and what shall I now do unto thee,
my son ?" And Esau said, Hast thou
but one blessing, my father? Bless
me, even me, also, 0 my father."
Then Isaac said, "Behold thy dwell-
ing shall be of the fatness of the earth,
and of the dew of Heaven from above,
And by thy sword shalt thou live, and
shalt serve thy brother; and it shall
come to pass that, when thou shalt
have dominion, thou shalt break his
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But this blessing did not satisfy
Esau, and he became so angry with
Jacob, that his mother feared he would
kill him, or do him some great harm;
so she persuaded her husband to send
him away to her brother Laban, for a
time, hoping that Esau would forget
his anger, and that her beloved son
would soon return. But he did not
return for many years, and Rebekah
saw him no more for she died during
his absence.
Jacob departed alone, to travel to his
uncle Laban's country, where he was
to choose a wife from amongst his mo-
ther's relations. It so happened, that
when he came near to where Laban
dwelt, he saw a young maiden tending
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was Laban's daughter Rachel; so he
made himself known to her, and she
took him to her father, who received
him with welcome.
He remained with them, and grew
so fond of Rachel, that he asked her
father to give her to him for a wife,
and Laban did not object to do so, but
required that Jacob should first serve
him for seven years; and he made him
his chief shepherd, and he served him
faithfully for seven years, expecting
then to receive his reward. But Laban
had an elder daughter, named Leah,
and when the seven years were gone,
he told Jacob that he must not marry
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Rachel; for you must understand, that
among the nations of the east, it was,
and is still, usual for a man of property
to have more than one wife.
Jacob was much disappointed, but
he married Lenh, and served her fa-
ther for seven more years, when he
married Rachel, also. Leah had se-
veral sons, but Rachel had only one,
and that was Joseph, the same who
was afterwards sold by his brethren.
At last, when Jacob had lived with
his uncle twenty years, he felt a great
desire to return to his own country,
and to see his aged father once again;
so he took his wives and his children,
and his men servants, and his maid
servants, and his flocks and herds, and
departed.





ESAU AND JACOB.
Esau was, at this time, a great man.
He had became lord of the country of
Edom, or Idumea, then a fertile coun-
try in Arabia, but now a desert. Ja-
cob was afraid that Esau would avenge
himself for the injury he had formerly
done him; so he sent messengers on
before him, to Esau, with presents of
flocks, and presents of herds. But
God had ordained it otherwise; for
when Esau heard that Jacob was com-
ing, he was greatly rejoiced, and went
forward with four hundred of his peo-
ple to meet him. When Jacob saw
him approaching with so many men,
he still feared; and went towards him
in a humble manner, and bowed down
before him; but Esau ran to meet him
and fell on his neck, and kissed him,
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ESAU AND JACOB.


When they had spent some time
together, they parted, and Esau went
back to his home; While Jacob pro-
ceeded on his journey. On the way,
Rachel had another son, who was
called Benjamin; and then she died.
At length Jacob arrived at Hebron,
his father's dwelling place, and Isaac
had the happiness of seeing him again,
before lie died; for he did not live
long afterwards, being then very old.
After his death, Jacob settled at He-
bron, in the land of Cannan, and be-
came the richest a nd greatest man in
the country, for God gave him abund-
ance of all that constituted the wealth
of those ages.
The sons of Jacob became the found-
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ESAU AND JACOB.


among them and their descendants
was the land of Canaan divided. Thus
was the promise which God made to
Abraham fulfilled in after times, when
Moses had brought the Israelites out
of Egypt.
The descendants of Esau also be-
came a great people, under the name
of Edomites; but they turned to idol-
atry, and were often at war with the
Israelites, until their nation was utter-
ly destroyed.























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