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The story of Gabriel Grub
or "The Goblins who Stole a Sexton"
From the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
1: He sat himself down upon a flat tombstone

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2: Close to him was a strange unearthly figure.

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3: Playing at leapfrog with the tombstones

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4: He found himself in a large dark cavern

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5: A thick cloud rolled gradually away

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6: A crowd of little children was gathered around

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7: He was wet and weary

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8: Then he sat down to his meal

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9: The fairest and youngest child lay dying

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10: The father and mother were old and helpless now

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11: The few who yet survived them knelt by their tomb

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12: A rich and beautiful landscape was disclosed

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13: Lying at full length on the tombstone

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14: The lantern, the spade, and the wicker bottle

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15: The told his story to the clergyman and to the mayor

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