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Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 2 Oct 1991 23:30:04 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0353. Wednesday, 2 Oct 1991.
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 91 20:08:59 CDT (245 lines)
From: "Michael S. Hart" <HART@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Gutenberg Newsletter: September 30, 1991
The Project Gutenberg Newsletter__September 30, 1991__Our 21st Year
This month's release___The Song of Hiawatha___[hisong.txt or .zip].
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