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The Pure and the Impure

The Pure and the Impure

2000 ·
·3.74·1,140 Ratings ·208 Pages
“ Come let us be friends for once. Let us make life easy on us. Let us be loved ones and lovers. The earth shall be left to no one. ” ― Yunus Emre
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