J. Grant, Jr. Swank

J. Grant Swank, Jr. is an author, artist, and pastor. He has served at Nazarene churches across North America and currently lives in Windham, Maine, with his wife Priscilla. He has three children, Crystal, Heidi, and Jay.

Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - January 2, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Eugene L. Stowe
Katherine Bevis
John R. P. Barker
John M. Drescher
C. Neil Strait
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Clare St. John
Hal M. von Stein
Lyle P. Flinner
C. William Fisher
Jean Leathers Phillips
Carlos H. Sparks
Dan Spross
Ivan Beals
Aarlie J. Hull
A trumpet brilliant before an image of a clockface.

02 "And When They Had Prayed..." by General Superintendent Eugene L. Stowe
03 Are We "Jus' Helpin'" God? by Katherine Bevis
04 God, Our Refuge by John R.P. Barker
04 How Like God! by John M. Drescher
05 An Exam in Logic by C. Neil Strait
06 Trials and Triumph by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
07 Traveling On by Clare St. John
08 Wisdom of the Wild by Hal M. von Stein
09 Off to a Good Start by Lyle P. Flinner
10 What to Look for in '74 by C. William Fisher

English
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Herald of Holiness - January 6, 1965

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Hardy C. Powers
Milo L. Arnold
L. Lee Gaines
Jack M. Scharn
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Michael Hutchens
George Decker
Iris Cathell
Katherine Bevis
P. J. Smith
Elden Rawlings
Leo C. Davis
Roland Stanford
William J. Nichols
Ovella Satre Shafer
A young girl looking at a picture.
"In the Power of the Spirit"/ Official Organ of the Church of the Nazarene/ Nazarene Theological Seminary See Page 14/ "He is happiest, be he king or peasant who finds peace in his home." --Goethe/ For the Whole Family Eight Extra Pages

02 Soul Disturbers by General Superintendent Powers

03 Photographs or Paintings? by Milo L. Arnold

04 A Striking Contrast by L. Lee Gaines

04 A Useful Man by Jack M. Scharn

05 Christianity’s Social Concern in America by J. Grant Swank

06 Remember When? By Michael Hutchens

07 Saved by His Grace by George Decker

08 The Christian Home … and its Survival by Iris Cathell

09 God’s Footprints by Katherine Bevis

10 An Experience or a Person by P. J. Smith

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Herald of Holiness - July 15, 1977

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Ross Hayslip
Alma Floyd
Jim Spruce
Mabel P. Adamson
J. Roy Fuller
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Norman O. Miller
Mary E. Latham
David Hudson
John Chilton
Gene Van Note
Robert Branson
James D. Hamilton
Jerry Hull
Sam Hill
Mervel A. (Bud) Lunn
Fletcher Galloway
Bruce Wilson
Gale E. Millhuff
A overlook into a canyon with scrubby bushes and a bare tree.

02 The Promise of the Comforter by General Superintendent William Greathouse
03 The Church Joining People by Ross Hayslip
03 Grace To Do Without by Alma Floyd
04 The Scottsville Heritage by Jim Spruce
05 The Power of Faith by Mabel P. Adamson
06 Preaching the Gospel in Rome Also by Roy Fuller
07 Book Briefs: Moments To Go by J. Grant Swank, Jr.—Reviewed by Norman Miller
08 She Had Questions by Mary E. Latham
09 Unfailing Trust by David Hudson
10 Hiram F. Reynolds: Holiness Triumphant by John Chilton

English
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Herald of Holiness - July 15, 1988

Robert E. Maner
Garland Wallace
Nelson F. Sheets
Albert J. Lown
Barry E. Swanson
John F. Hay
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
Lynn Cashen Robertson
Joyce A. Chandler
E. Ruth Glover
Ruth Y. Adkins
Aleta Harris
A black and orange butterfly on yellow flowers with a blue background.
Music Hath Charms/ Buddha's Bones/ Living with Dying/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Revivals - Are They Worth It?, Robert E. Maner
5 Observations of a Concerned Pastor, Garland Wallace
7 O, Let Me Boast In My God!, Nelson F. Sheets
8 Music Hath Charms, Albert J. Lown
9 Linking Generations with Song, Barry E. Swanson
10 Sanctification Then and Now, John F. Hay
12 Doing More than Cope, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
14 Buddha’s Bones, Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
16 Living With Dying, Lynn Cashen Robertson

POEMS
6 Master Plan, Joyce A. Chandler
17 Every Valley Shall Be Exalted, E. Ruth Glover

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Herald of Holiness - July 18, 1973

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Art Fee
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Geraldine Nicholas
Katherine Bevis
Leslie Wooten
Marjorie Wilkinson
Kathryn Johnson
Milo L. Arnold
James D. Hamilton
Thomas G. Nees
Merrill S. William
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
J. V. Wilbanks
Aarlie J. Hull
Lucile Taylor
A majestic rock face.

02 The Enjoyable Life by General Superintendent Lewis

03 Lifting The Load by Art Fee

English
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Herald of Holiness - June 15, 1978

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
Danny Goddard
Jack M. Scharn
Milo L. Arnold
Eldora Browning
Mary E. Latham
Neil Hightower
Geraldine Nicholas
Oliver H. Whipp
Jerry Hull
Homer J. Adams
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Carol J. Blocker
Ralph Earle
Ivan Beals
Morris Chalfant
Mabel P. Adamson
Dallas D. Mucci
John L. Moran
Gene E. Ahlstrom
A father swinging his child overhead silhouetted against a blue sky

2 FATHER, IT’S YOUR DAY! by George Coulter
3 THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! by Danny Goddard
3 CONFIDENCE by Jack M. Scharn
4 CORRECTION by Milo L. Arnold
6 I NEED A FATHER by Eldora Browning
7 WHEN FATHER LOST HIS APPETITE by Mary E. Latham
8 EYES TO SEE MERCY’S OPPORTUNITY by Neil E. Hightower
8 PERSPECTIVE by Geraldine Nicholas
9 A FATHER’S DAY GIFT by Oliver H. Whipp
10 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (PART II) by Jerry D. Hull
11 “YES, LORD” by Homer Adams
12 FAITHFUL FATHERS, GOD’S EXPECTATIONS by J. Grant Swank, Jr.

English
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Herald of Holiness - June 15, 1982

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
David Leeder
Mary E. Latham
Ivan Beals
Linda Bagshaw
Harold I. Smith
Steve Cooley
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Connie Hoffman Ponce
Robert H. Scott
Virginia A. Copling
Jerry McCant
G. Weatherley
Ronald Adkins
Merrill S. William
Randal Earl Denny
Wally Johnston
Looking up at a stone statue of Jesus with arm outstretched with the bright sun in the background.
June 20: Father's Day/Adult Sunday

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Women in Ministry, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Jesus Cares, David A. Leeder
4 Letters
5 Father's Hands, Mary E. Latham
6 Father of Fathers, Ivan A. Beals
7 The Father's Touch (a poem), Linda Bagshaw
8 Joseph: A Model of Obedience, Harold Ivan Smith
9 Nazarene Roots: Missionary Undaunted By Terrorist Threats, Steve Cooley
10 My Boy, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
10 The Quest (a poem), Connie Hoffman Ponce
11 He Did It All For Me, Robert H. Scott

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 1, 1983

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Neil Wiseman
Joseph D. Wright
Bernice C. Heisler
Raymond W. Hurn
D. L. Huffman
Nancy Baldwin
Ross Hayslip
T. Larry Davis
Melvin Shrout
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Mabel P. Adamson
Arlene Chenoweth
Catherine Lawton
Dorothy Boone Kidney
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Jerome Richardson
William Goodman
Virginia A. Copling
James Turner
Bertha Munro
A painting of a wooded landscape with mountains in the distance mirrored in still waters.
I.D. Ullswater Westmorland, England

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Church and its Social Concern, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Revivals – “Without Me You Can Do Nothing”, Neil B. Wiseman
4 Letters
5 Needed – Revival, Joseph D. Wright
5 Master Pilot (a Poem), Bernice C. Heisler
6 A Shopping Mall Church – An Interview between Raymond Hurn and D.L. Huffman
8 Iowa Muscatiners Minister to Migrants, Nancy Baldwin
9 Involved in Salvation, Ross W. Hayslip
10 A Small Miracle, T. Larry Davis
11 The Return of the Deaconess, Melvin Shrout

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 13, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Charles Strickland
C. Neil Strait
Byron H. Maybury
Judith Oldridge
Dorothy K. Coburn
Leighton Ford
Sylvan F. Starks
C. William Fisher
Jim Cummins
Merrill S. William
Lyle P. Flinner
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Aarlie J. Hull
David K. Kline
An image of a white dove with an olive branch repeated.
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7)

02 The Indwelling Spirit by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 Life's Options by C. Neil Strait
04 God's Loving Hand by Byron H. Maybury
04 What's It All About? by Judith Oldridge
05 Our Sparrow by Dorothy K. Coburn
06 Covered Up or Covered Over? by Leighton Ford
09 Is God a Respecter of Language by Sylvan F. Starks
10 Holiness is Not "Trying Harder" by C. William Fisher
11 Add a Little More by Jim Cummins
12 I Almost Knew E. Stanley Jones by Merrill S. Williams

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1972

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Hal M. von Stein
Clare St. John
Katherine Bevis
L. Thurl Mann
C. William Fisher
C. Neil Strait
Helen Temple
Mark F. Smith
Robert L. Sawyer
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Aarlie J. Hull
Hugh H. Gorman
John A. Knight
Mrs. "Jack" Holstead
A white-steepled bell tower with a large clock face above the portico of a church.

02 Minus or Plus? by General Superintendent Lewis

03 Bright Darkness by Hal M. von Stein

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1976

John A. Knight
Charles Strickland
William E. McCumber
Raymond C. McAhren
Jerry Hull
Harold I. Smith
Neil Wiseman
Harold F. Bell
Mary E. Latham
James Dobson
Richard S. Barnett
Harold William Reed
Nancy Wahonick
David F. Nixon
C. Neil Strait
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Pauline E. Spray
Ernest E. Grosse
Red tulips in full bloom.

02 Five Million for World Missions at Easter by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 My Most Needed Prayer by W. E. McCumber
04 St. Patrick’s Vision by Raymond McAhren
05 Self-Acceptance or Self-Pride? By Jerry D. Hull
06 Reaching Out When We Cannot Speak Out by Harold Ivan Smith
07 To The city with Love by Neil Wiseman
08 The Miracle Building by Harold F. Bell
09 Love colors It Beautiful by Mary E. Latham
10 Focus on the Family by James C. Dobson
11 Small Dangers by Richard S. Barnett

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
James H. Mullins
H. Blair, Sr. Ward
Annie Stevens
Lola M. Williams
Hal M. von Stein
Debbie Salter
Merrill S. William
Jefferson C. Wallace
Thomas G. Nees
John J. Hancock
Mabel P. Adamson
Paul T. Culbertson
J. Kenneth Grider
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Neil Hightower
Harold I. Smith
Louise Pugh Corder
Kathryn J. Martin
Kay Martin
A bronze chalice and bread and bible against a background that has 3 shadows in the shape of crosses.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Secondness of Sanctification, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 To Nathan About Walking, James Mullins
4 He Was God!, H. Blair Ward, Sr.
4 Cross-Examination, Annie Stevens
6 Yes, Lord, I'm Willing, Lola M. Williams
8 The Great Questions, Hal M. von Stein
9 Book Brief: One Is More Than Un, Debbie Salter
10 White Flag of Self-Surrender, Merrill Williams
11 How Deep the Hurt?, J. C. Wallace
12 Doing the Lord's Work in the "Me Decade", Tom Nees
13 The Kite, John Hancock

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1983

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Ruth Gibson
Albert J. Lown
Don J. Gibson
Sue Kruse
Ernie McNaught
Steve Cooley
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Ross Hayslip
L. Guy Nees
Harold I. Smith
Sharon Herington
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Morris Chalfant
Ben Benson
C. Neil Strait
Ronald Adkins
A newborn baby with dark hair wrapped in a pink blanket.
See "What Good is Wide Open if No One Walks In?" Page 3

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Springtime – Renewal Time, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 What Good Is Wide Open If No One Walks In?, Ruth Gibson
4 Letters
5 The Priority of Prayer, Albert J. Lown
6 Bridges of Love for Revival, Don J. Gibson
7 “Lovest Thou Me?” (Poem), Sue Kruse
8 Enter – The King!, Ernest McNaught
9 Nazarene Roots Home Missions in a Colorado Soddie, 1916; Steve Cooley
10 Palm Sunday Parade, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
11 Jesus Is Your Affair, Ross W. Hayslip
12 Impressions of China, L. Guy Nees

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Lola M. Williams
Paul T. Culbertson
E. Ruth Glover
Ralph A. Mickel
Jack Conn
Stan Ingersol
Lillian Johnston
Frances B. Erickson
Nina Beegle
Allen A. Bennett
Don Frye
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Connie Unknown
Susan Downs
Jane Kristoffersen
M. V. Scutt
Arthur Parrish
C. William Parsons
White blossoms on a tree.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Faith on Trial, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Preparedness, Lola M. Williams
4 Letters
5 No Price Tag, Paul T. Culbertson
6 Heavenly Hand-out, E. Ruth Glover
6 When Agape Love is Wrong, Ralph A. Mickel
8 Double Your Thrills, Jack Conn
9 Nazarene Roots: Projecting the Word of Grace, Stan Ingersol
10 Reflections of the Son, Lillian Johnston
11 Reunion, Frances B. Erickson
12 Three Strikes Was Not an Out, Nina Beegle
13 Hope, Allen A. Bennett
13 “Because You Gave…”, Don Frye

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
Stan Meek
Frank G. Carver
Robert H. Scott
Michael Christensen
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Morris Chalfant
J. Ray Shadowens
John D. Wilcox
Jeanne Barbasiewicz Hoogstad
E. Ruth Glover
Charles Hastings Smith
Richard A. Miller
Charles Strickland
Jeanne Burges
Robert Shephard
White lily with a purple background
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God/ "Receive the Holy Spirit"/ Patience in Prayer/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Making Christianity Credible, Stan Meek
6 “Receive the Holy Spirit”, Frank G. Carver
7 A Continuing Story, Robert H. Scott
8 Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, Michael J. Christensen
10 Patience in Prayer, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
12 Our Comforting Attorney, Morris Chalfant
14 “Grace” Sings It All, J. Ray Shadowens
16 The New Age… The Old Lie, John D. Wilcox

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 1, 1978

William E. McCumber
V. H. Lewis
Elsie E. Buckmaster
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Mervel S. Lunn
David Shelby Corlett
Dallas Baggett
George Eplin
Shirley O. Fox
Evelyn Westlake
Laura Mae Douglass
Charles E. Baldwin
Wil M. Spaite
Janet Kee Obar
Charles Hastings Smith
Stanley N. Whitcanak
Thayer "Terry" Sawrie
A elderly woman reading her Bible.

2 SOME FORGOTTEN SCRIPTURES by V. H. Lewis
3 MY MOTHER’S PRAYERS—FROM DOGS TO DICTATORS by Elsie E. Buckmaster
4 PENTECOST PERSONALLY by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
5 Book Briefs: RETIREMENT IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT by D. Shelby Corlett; Reviewed by M. Lunn
6 PENTECOST: PURITY, POWER, PRAISE by Dallas Baggett
7 HER CALLOUSED HAND by George Eplin
8 GRANDMOTHER HOUNDED HEAVEN by Shirley Fox
9 “DESUS... DESUS” by Evelyn Westlake
10 BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE by Laura Mae Douglass
11 THE KINDNESS OF LOVE by Charles Baldwin

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 1, 1979

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Olivia Liles
Clare St. John
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Marion W. "Skip" Barber
Mary E. Latham
Susanna Roma
E. E. Galbraith
Lyle P. Flinner
Lola M. Williams
William Goodman
Dorothy Boone Kidney
Debora Zollo
Loren W. Gould
E. E. Wordsworth
Norman R. Oke
Henry M. Lunde
Christina "Chris" Grauman
Vivian Felix
A young mother holding her baby.
Mother's Day - Sunday, May 13

2 “NO GREATER JOY” by William M. Greathouse
3 I REMEMBER HOW MAMA PRAYED by Olivia Liles
4 MY MOTHER by Clare St. John
6 GODLY MOTHERS, GIFTS FROM HEAVEN by J. Grant Swank. Jr.
7 “I WISH” by Marion W. (Skip) Barber
8 MOTHER’S CONGREGATION by Mary E. Latham
9 TAKE MY BABY’S HAND by Susanna Roma
10 ARE YOU LIVING IN A HOLDING PATTERN? by E. E. Galbraith
11 BECOMING A SOCIAL PERSON by Lyle P. Flinner
12 THANK GOD FOR A BURNED HAND by Lola M. Williams
13 SHALL WE DANCE? by William Goodman

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Ross Hayslip
Frances Simpson
Marcia Schwartz
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
John W. May
Albert J. Lown
Maggie Culver Fry
David Schooler
Kenneth Vogt
Randal Earl Denny
Mervel A. (Bud) Lunn
Carlos H. Sparks
Frances B. Erickson
Gary F. Powell
Neil Wiseman
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Neil Hightower
Wesley D. Tracy
Ruth M. Cook
A sculpture of a dove hovering over a candle in a flame-shaped holder on a blue drape background.
Pentecost Sunday May 25

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Christian Pentecost, General Superintendent, Charles H. Strickland
3 The Authenticity of the Ascension, Ross W. Hayslip
4 I Will Not Leave You Comfortless: I Will Come to You, Frances Simpson
5 Light, Marcia Schwartz
6 Pentecost - The Reversal of Babel, Pearl Burnside McKinney
7 Sanctify Whom?, John W. May
8 The Secret of Pentecost, Albert J. Lown
9 His Voice Moved the Pillars, Maggie Culver Fry
10 "What Do We Do Now?", David L. Schooler
10 The Great Equalizer, Kenneth Vogt

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 15, 1981

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Robert E. Maner
Albert J. Lown
Miriam Hall
Linda Bagshaw
Don Ballard
Christina "Chris" Grauman
Richard A. Miller
Steve Cooley
Timothy L. Smith
Jayne Schooler
John W. May
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
R. Franklin Cook
Fred Wenger
Geraldine Nicholas
Fields of yellow, red, and white flowers in a wooded place.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 New Optimism for Growth, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Turning Wine into Water, Robert E. Maner
4 Letters
5 A Holy "Character", Albert J. Lown
6 Seven Hours for a Scarf, Miriam Hall
8 Forgiveness (a poem), Linda Bagshaw
8 A Tribute to Colonel Harland Sanders, Don Ballard
9 The Honored Place (a poem), Chris Grauman
10 Chickens Don't Fly, Richard A. Miller
11 Nazarene Roots: In the Indian Territory, Steve Cooley
11 Nazarenes and the Wesleyan Mission, Timothy L. Smith

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Lawrence Walker
Albert J. Lown
Herbert McGonigle
Trish Jackson
George Sharpe
Steve Cooley
Harold B. Hoyt
Joyce L. Gaddy
Merrill S. William
June Wetzel
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Bob Quanstrom
R. L. Grauman
John W. May
E. Ruth Glover
Richard S. Taylor
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Eva Finch
Lyle Pointer
A stained glass image of a white dove against a blue globe superimposed three times against a blue background.
Pentecost Sunday June 10

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 First Things First, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Keepers of the Flame or Guardians of the Ashes?, Lawrence Walker
4 Letters
5 The Christ I Confess, Albert J. Lown
6 A Manifesto for Revival, Herbert McGonigle
7 More of You (a Poem), Trish Jackson
8 Purity with Privilege, George Sharpe
9 Nazarene Roots: An Anniversary Sermon, Steve Cooley
10 Have We Missed the Mark?, Harold B. Hoyt
11 Creation’s Song (a Poem), Joyce L. Gaddy
12 The Need for Moral Surgery, Merrill S. Williams

English
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