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A heavy metal box sat on a rickety desk, barely standing on its wobbling legs; the paint shedding like silent tears. In the box was an assortment of learing coins, old and new. The learing snake heads of prestigious nobility marked their faces, and the reverse sides showed frits and other glorified insects how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar from their culture. Pavid had never understood where miss claws had received so how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar much money, or why she so arrogantly left it on a table how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar that was closest to the door. He supposed the lylecat’s excellent hearing and loyal guardianship guaranteed certain arrogance that how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar no criminal would be foolish enough to attempt such a how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar burglary.

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“of course. I just can’t find it right now. It was next to the cabinet over there with sauns how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar and harpy. It was delightful.” the pleasant word of ‘delightful’ sounded strange when uttered from her lips, but then she compensated, “stupid fiery vermin and their darkened hearts.”

“snorting bastard. Ugly and scaly. He had vicious eyes and gnashing teeth, snapping and chiseling against each other. Nasty creature.” spit launched from her lips and landed on harpy’s back; the hopper dog leapt up with a shriek. Its legs scratched wildly against its hide like scraping off how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar fleas. The dog finished its grooming and thumped under a table how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar for the protection against any more spouting spits.

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Miss claws continued, “I was walking along, filling my bag, and there he was. He was just standing there in the cemetery. I didn’t think he lived there at first. On a cemetery stone, I saw the dry pelican dancing around on its cute how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar little legs. Shardife, I approached him to ask how much he wanted for how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the creature. Dry pelicans are very scarce nowadays.”

Miss claws scoffed and snorted, “I found it lying around, you foul mouthed toad. Besides, I thought he wanted to get rid of it. The way it watched the creature made me think it how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar was neither amused nor burdened, like watching wind push a tree around. Just stoic. For all I know, he never owned the creature. I was just glad when I brought it home, and it danced for me all night. Got very little sleep. I was also glad that none of my beasties ate how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the thing. I lose many lizards and snakes that way.”

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