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The Return of the King
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Text on the lower part of page 49.

Second state.

Damaged text.  No signature mark '4'.

This is the intermediate state of the text.  The lines of text are no longer straight - they sag or step down.  This is most noticeable on the bottom line between 'and' and 'his', and three lines above, part of the way through 'desires'.

There is still no figure '4' in the lower left hand corner of the page.

Page 49 Text - Second State
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