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Creatures eat everything and wreck the house?

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Inadvertently referring to technology that did not exist in the period of the story

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Did Frodo have a prophetic dream?

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Historical King Ina and Shakespeare's King Lear in the writings of Thomas Hardy

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Short story with a witch, party crackers, and something prophetic stitched in a hem

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