“Long lines of dull brick houses were only relieved by the coarse glare and tawdry brilliancy of public houses at the corner. Then came rows of two-storied villas each with a fronting of miniature garden, and then again interminable lines of new staring brick buildings — the monster tentacles which the giant city was throwing out into the country.”

~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Sign of the Four)
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