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A Spell on Der Ybbs

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Tiny Town Satellite of Dog's Plot, Somewhere, USA – Davey Warren, an elderly Ithaca area roofer, has for many years been better known locally as "that friend of John Irving",  the famous author,  whom he many years ago traveled alongside on an innocent fishing trip via motorcycle,  from Vienna, to a place of dark secrets in the Austrian uplands.  

Secrets which are only beginning to be told.  So, patient reader, look into it all right here: http://dogs-plot.blogspot.com/2011/01/spell-on-der-ybbs.htmlSpy Camera



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Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 22:00  
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