„It was a dark and stormy night.“

Source: A Wrinkle in Time

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Context: You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent;
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Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
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Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.

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