Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Walkthrough, Cheats and Strategy Guide

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Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials - Game Introduction

Welcome to the Midnight Mysteries Salem Witch Trials walkthrough on Gamezebo. Midnight Mysteries Salem Witch Trials is a hidden object adventure game played on a PC or Mac created by Mumbo Jumbo. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, and a strategy guide on how to complete Midnight Mysteries Salem Witch Trials.

Main Menu

  • Options allows you to adjust the volume to the sound and music. You can also change the full screen mode. There is an option to turn off the custom cursor but it doesn’t seem to work.
  • Help has a description of the various cursors and hint function, plus items to collect.
  • Achievements lists the trophies you can earn.

Gameplay

  • This is a hidden object adventure game.
  • Adventure aspect:
    • To advance the game, you have to gather objects in order to solve puzzles and perform actions such as unlocking doors/gates/boxes, adding ingredients to make spells, etc.
    • Directional arrows bring you to other locations.
    • Areas of interest – For areas that require an action or further investigation, the cursor turns into an eyeball.
    • Collecting inventory items – The cursor turns into a grabbing skeleton hand. These items then go into your inventory (bottom of the screen).
    • Using inventory items – Moving your cursor over an area that requires an inventory item displays turning gears. To use an item, from the inventory, click on the item and move it to the action zone and then click again to perform the action.
    • Sometimes inventory items have to be combined. To do so, place each item in the appropriate inventory slot and then press the + button to combine them. The combined item is added to your inventory.
    • To talk to ghosts, click on them and click on the conversation you’d like to have.
    • Action zones or inventory items sometimes sparkle.
  • Hidden object aspect:
    • Click on a blue flickering area to launch a hidden object hunt.
    • A list of items to find in the scene will appear at the bottom of the screen. Within the scene, click on items to cross them off the list. Some items will be added to your inventory.
    • The items are different each time you replay the game.
    • Sometimes the items found are shown to you. Click to keep going.

Gameplay Tips

  • There is no timer or point system.
  • There are achievement trophies. Click on Achievements from the Main Menu to see what you need to do.
  • At each scene, move your cursor around to find inventory or action items. When your cursor turns to a grabbing skeleton hand or an eyeball, there’s something to do or take note of.
  • Revisit locations.
  • Hint system: If you are stuck, click the Hint icon (lantern with raven in bottom right-hand corner).
    • Adventure aspect – The hint system will skip the puzzle.
    • Hidden object aspect – Two ways. Click the item to see a silhouette of it in the lantern or click the lantern to have the raven point out an item.
  • Puzzles can be skipped after a bit of time has passed however you won’t get the achievement for solving all puzzles.

How to Use this Walkthrough

  • This game allows you to explore the locations at your own pace. This walkthrough is designed for you to finish it in the quickest way possible.
  • Inventory items and areas of interest will be circled in yellow.
  • Collect Ravens (circled in red) throughout the scenes to increase your hints.
  • Collect 50 Clovers (circled in green) throughout the scenes in order to unlock Unlimited Hidden Objects play mode. There are 63 in total.
  • The hidden object hunts are different each time you play the game. Screenshots will only show where to find clovers and ravens and other special items.
  • All inventory items in this walkthrough will appear in bold.

Find the Grave

  • Watch the intro video.
  • The beginning of the game acts as a tutorial. Pay attention.
  • The ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne appears. He will speak to you. Click on the caption’s X or anywhere to close the captions. When he asks you if you will take the case, click anywhere, there is no Yes or No option.
  • Your journal opens. Read the entry and click the X or anywhere off the book to continue.

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  • Click the empty pen and ink to add to your inventory.
  • Close the caption. Then take the full ink pen and click on the ghost’s hand.
  • A hidden object hunt starts. Click on all the items in the list.

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  • Once you’re done, click on the ghost to talk to him. Click on the first two conversation options, then he disappears. If you click on the third, he disappears. This does not affect game play.
  • The ghost reappears. Click on his hand. When he tells you to find his grave, click anywhere on the screen. Read the journal entries. Look at the map if you wish. Click the X to close it.

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  • Take the raven. Click on the freshly dug grave to get a clover.
  • Click on the blue wavy lines (white circle) to launch a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • You have the bolt cutters. Click south to leave the area, then go east.

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  • Click the grave and take note of the date. Take the shovel blade.
  • Click the bridge.
  • Go south, then go west.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Click to go to the door.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Use the bolt cutters on the lock. Click on the dice and place them in the appropriate slot. The combination is the year on the grave by the bridge.
    • Solution: 1692.
  • Go through the gates, then go west

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  • Click on the sign to take a clover.
  • Take the plaque.
  • Go south, then go east. Walk towards the shed.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Click inside the shed to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Click on the closed door. Take the shovel handle.
  • Return to the cemetery where the large statue is (go south three times, south east, then north).

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  • Take the raven.
  • Click on the stone pedestal. Take the clover. Place the plaque in the opening. Have a conversation.
  • Combine the shovel blade and shovel handle (place the two pieces in the slots at the far right, then click the + button). Give the shovel to the statue.
  • Watch the cutscene.
  • Go down the newly dug grave/hole.

Investigate his Death

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  • Take the raven, clover and railroad spike.
  • Click on the tree. Take the serpent cane.
  • Click the campfire. Take the college pin.
  • Click the blue wavy lines on the left to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • In your inventory is the beef jerky, sugar cubes, frying pan and matches.
  • Go south, then take the northeast path.
  • Give the beef jerky to the wolf.
  • Go north.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Go towards the train.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Go towards the cabin.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Go through the door.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Talk to the ghosts. Give the serpent cane to the old ghost. He gives you a silver coin.
  • Use the college pin on the guard. Talk to the president.
  • Go through the doorway (left).

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  • Take the clover.
  • Click on the medicine bag. Talk to the doctor. Take the dropped stethoscope. Click on the desk and examine the items. Click the medicine bag. Take the scalpel.
  • Talk to the Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • Click on the blanket.
  • Watch the cutscene.

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  • Use the matches on the lantern.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Go to the right to the engine room.

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  • Take the clover and the piece of coal.
  • Leave the room and go to the left.

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  • Take the clover and the Morse code manual.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Click on the books. Use the coal on the paper, then click the Morse code manual on it. Using the manual, take note of the “numbers” that appear on the sheet. Leave this scene.
  • Click the bust to reveal a safe. Click on the safe. Place the stethoscope on the safe. Start turning the dial clockwise and stop when the stethoscope flashes, then go counter-clockwise, then clockwise again. When the stethoscope flashes green, click the safe handle.
  • Click on the opened safe. Enter the numbers from the Morse code sheet.
    • The solution is different each time you play the game.
  • Read the entry, then click to add the presidential diary to your inventory.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ghost appears. Use the presidential diary on him.
  • Go down the new hole.

Investigate the Curse

  • Go south into the cemetery, then go west. Approach the gates and talk to the ghosts.
  • Go through the gates. Talk to the ghosts.
  • Go west. Talk to the sheriff’s ghost. Enter the courthouse.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Go to the room to the right.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Go up the small stairs (left).

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  • Take the clover, the February calendar and the gavel handle.
  • Go back down the stairs and leave the room to the main entryway. Go up the stairs.

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  • Take the clover. Click on the clock face and take the knob, then set the time to 12:00. You get a key.
  • Click on the door handle. Place the knob and the key on the handle. Click the doorknob to open the door.
  • Enter the room.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Go east.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Click the blue wavy lines to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • In your inventory is the gavel head and another silver coin. Leave the scene.
  • Click the drawers below the bookshelf.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Combine the gavel handle and gavel head. Use the gavel in the slots.
  • A puzzle starts.

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  • Use the gavel and drag it so the marked February dates are lit up.
    • Solution: You can make one continuous trip (without constantly clicking). You have to light them up in order.
  • Click and read the arrest warrant. Leave the scene.
  • Click on the carpet where the coins fell.

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  • Take note of the pattern.
  • Leave the courthouse. Follow the ghosts (go south, then north)

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  • Take the clover. Go east.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Click the fire pit.
  • Take the clover, cinnamon and cauldron.
  • Click on the door. Talk to the ghost. Enter the house.

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  • Take the gingerbread and potion bottle.
  • Click on the blue wavy lines to start a hidden object hunt. Find the related pairs.

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  • Spider and web, two roses, cork and bottle, candlestick and candle holder, bird and cage, fish and fishing lure, salt and pepper shakers, pieces of scissors, mortar and pestle, walnut and nutcracker, two crow’s feet, cheese and mouse.
  • Take the sugar bowl and potion book.
  • In your inventory is a rose bud and crow’s feet.
  • Leave the cottage.
  • Give the sugar cubes to the horse ghost. Click on the area it just uncovered. Take the red salamander and earthworms.
  • Go towards the scarecrow.

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  • Take the ravens, clover, barrel lid, corn, garlic and mouldy berries.
  • Leave the scene and return to the cottage.
  • Click on the fireplace.
  • Open the coal bin and click on it to put coal on the fire. Then place the cauldron on the fire.
  • Put the potion ingredients into their silhouette. Then look at the silhouette the steam is making. Click on the corresponding potion ingredients to add them to the pot. Fill the potion bottle.
  • Give the love potion to the ghost. Talk to the female ghost.
  • Take the waterproof boards.
  • Leave the cottage. Talk to the ghost. Return to the courthouse.
  • Go into the courtroom. Click to move the dialogue along, then watch the cutscene.

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  • Take the rag doll, then talk to the ghost.
  • Go south, then north.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Go towards the house on the right.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Click on the door. Leave the scene and go south. Go towards the house on the left.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Enter the dungeon.

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  • Take the clover and bread.
  • Walk towards the ghost.

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  • Take the clover.
  • Give the ghost the bread and then talk to her.
  • Leave the dungeon, then go south three times, then walk towards the house on the right.
  • Follow the ghost inside. Talk to it.

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  • Give the sugar bowl to the ghost. Talk to him.
  • Take the bottle. Click on the blue wavy lines to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • A ship has been added to your inventory.
  • Leave the house and return to the courthouse. Go up to the judge’s office and go left. Click on the carpet.
  • Click the coins in the right order to form a pattern (start with the one circled in white). You get a bag of coins. Click anywhere on the screen.

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  • Return to Philip English’s house and give the ghost the bag of coins. Go through the newly opened door.

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  • Take the raven and clover.
  • Click left side of the desk.

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  • From your inventory, combine the ship and the bottle. Place the bottled ship in its holder. Read the will and take the key.
  • Leave the house. Talk to the ghost. Go north to the Customs House and use the key. To solve the puzzle, use the arrows to rotate the plate so the coin passes over the circle. You get a silver coin. Enter the Custom’s House.

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  • Take the clover, blue bowl and mirror shards.
  • Use the rag doll on the mirror.
  • Climb the stack of chairs.

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  • Take the clover and red float.
  • Click the blue wavy lines to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • You get a door handle.
  • Leave the area and go towards the back of the attic.

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  • Take the green bowl. Open the top drawer and take the oven mitt. Use it to get the key from the grate.
  • Go down the opening.
  • Click on the window (lower left). Place the red float in the hole. Place a mirror shard to reflect the light towards the poltergeist. Change the item in the in the window (either blue bowl or green bowl) to match the poltergeist’s colour. Use the mirror shards to push it out of the room.

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  • Take the clover and barrel lid.
  • Go towards the ghost. Talk to her. Where the wall opens, click on the house. Place the door handle on the door.
  • Slide the blue books out of the way.

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  • Click to take the book (HO7G).
  • Leave the Customs House and go to the construction site.
  • Click the book on the boards.
  • Enter the house. Click on the ghost. Go out the back door.

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  • Take the posies, white rose, broomstick and the mushroom.
  • Click on the well.

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  • Take the tar bucket and barrel lid. Leave the scene and return into the house.
  • Put the corn, mushroom, white rose, gingerbread man and posies in the basket for the ghost. Talk to her and she gives you a closet key.
  • Go to the room on the right.

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  • Take the raven, the piano key, and the dice (click on each),
  • Click on the portrait. Talk to the ghost.
  • Leave the room. In the hallway, take the piano key.

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  • Go upstairs.

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  • Take the raven and the notes.

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  • Click on the picture.

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  • Take the notes. Click on the chest and take the piano key, dice and chips.
  • Click on the wall painting.
  • Leave and go into the room on the left.

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  • Go into the room on the left.
  • Take the raven, clover and piano key. Use the closet key on the closet door. Go inside for a hidden object hunt. Find all the items.

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  • You now have another piano key.
  • Click on the piano. In your inventory, combine the notes. Place the piano keys in the slots and the sheet music above the keys. On the left, click the chords to swap their positions. Place them in order from longest to shortest.

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  • Talk to the ghost to get the landscape painting.
  • Leave and go downstairs and into the room on the right.
  • Put the landscape painting on the wall. Click on it. Take the treaty.
  • Talk to the ghost. Go north.

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  • Take the clover and book. Go north.

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  • Take the silver arrowheads.
  • Click on the various ghosts. Then click on Alice’s ghost to talk to her. When she disappears, take the black robe from the rock. Go northwest. Click through the cave. When you get to the barrel, take the raven and click to open it. Go in.

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  • Take the clover and barrel lid. Use the key on the tomb. Click on it to look inside.
  • Click on the door at the back of the room. Go through it. Take the clover from the ceiling.
  • Leave the courthouse and go to the dungeon.

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  • Take the pole axe.
  • Go to Sarah’s cell (far left). Click on the W on her neck to take the Witch Mark.
  • Click on the ghost in the far right cell. Use the pole axe to solve the puzzle. Trace a continuous line from one tile colour to the other (i.e., red to red, blue to blue, etc.). You cannot cross lines.

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  • Take the cell key and use it in the lock. Enter the cell. Go north.

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  • Take the two clovers. Go north.

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  • Take the two clovers. Go north.

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  • Take the two clovers.
  • Click on the rock on the wall. Go up the stairs.
  • Leave the Customs House and go to the House of Seven Gables. Go out the backdoor and click on the well (be prepared to be startled).
  • Use the barrel lids on the well. Turn the barrel lids to make the notches disappear.
    • Solution: First use the barrel lid with one notch, then with two, then with three.

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  • Take the skeleton and the ladder. Use the waterproof boards, and then the tar bucket on the broken coffin. Combine the broomstick and frying pan to make an oar. Use the oar on the boat.
  • Cross the bridge.
  • Place the skeleton in the grave. Put the Witch Mark on Hathorne’s ghost (middle).
  • Touch the W. Then click on the glowing thunderbird on the tree.

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  • Take the raven, clover, mill stone, wooden stake,
  • Leave the scene. Click on the blue wavy lines (left) to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items. You end up with a hand drill.
  • Return to the cave. Combine the hand drill and the railroad spike to make a hole borer. Use it on the rock in front of the cave. Put the wooden stake in the hole and then use the mill stone on it. Go inside the cave.
  • Click the treaty on the ghost. Talk to it and get the Atlantic Monthly. Use it in Lincoln’s office. Talk to the ghosts. Click on the carpet.
  • Click the blue flickering area to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the items. You get the Law Book.
  • Go left and use the Law Book on the bookshelf. Take the Jailer keys. Click on the wooden block. Click on the glowing blocks as they appear. Take the silver coins.
  • Leave and go to the dungeon. Go to the cell on the left. Use the Jailer keys. Click on Stanton’s ghost.

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  • Once he disappears, talk to Dorothy’s ghost and get the chest key. Then take the silver ribbon.
  • Go to Sarah’s cottage.

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  • Click on the chests. Take the clover.
  • Use the chest key to open them. Take the silver leaf and domino.
  • Return to the House of Seven Gables. Go into the room on the right.
  • Click on the two posts in the fireplace to reveal stairs. Go up the passage.

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  • Take the domino pieces.
  • Use the dice, dominoes and chips to complete the Sudoku puzzle.

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  • Enter the room.

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  • Take the raven. Click on the chest and take the silver coins.
  • Leave the house. Go south, then east, then cross the bridge. Click on the glowing thunderbird on the tree, then enter the cave.
  • Place the silver items on the plaque. Click on it. Watch the cutscene. As the ghosts watch the sunset, click. Click through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ghost’s dialogue.

The end!

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