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A History Maker

A History Maker

2005 ·
·3.56·210 Ratings ·240 Pages
“ Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. ” ― Roy T. Bennett
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