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This was the best of all time, it was the most terrible of all time, it was the era of folly, it was the era of folly, it was the era of unbelief, it was the time of light, it was the time of darkness, it was the vernalty of hopes, it was the winters of doom.
At the end of the last few summers of this year, we were living in a cottage in a village that overlooked the valley and the hill. It' s a generally accepted fact that a lucky man needs a woman. Lucky homes are all the same; every miserable home is miserable in its own way.
Not so long ago, somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not want to recall, there was a young man, one of those who had a spear and an old sign on a rack, holding a thin whiner and a sighthound. There was a fake number that began it, the phone rang three bells in the middle of the middle of the evening, and the voices at the other end asked for someone who wasn't.
Founded in 1632 in the city of York, from a good family, but not from this country, my father was a foreigner from Bremen, who first moved to Hull; After he left his trade he was living in York, from where he had gotten to know my mother, whose relationships were Robinson, a very good family in this country, and of whom I was known as Robinson Kreutznaer; but by the corruption of words in England we are now known, no, we call ourselves and our name Crusoe, and so my companions always call me.