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May 10, 1992 in honor of Mothers' Day, we will post "Herland."
This book is a "must read" for fans of Dances With Wolves, and
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May 6, 1992, in honor of Freud's Birthday, the Oedipus Trilogy.

April 19, 1992 in honor of Easter, biblea10.txt or
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  3 Responses to “Category : Various Text files
Archive   : ETEXT.ZIP
Filename : BOOKS.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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