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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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THE CHAIN-PIER.                  7
you be so good as to tell us who planned this noble pier, and how they could contrive to build it of so great a length, and yet strong enough to stand against the winds and waves?"
" Wait one moment," cried Lewis; " I have not explored the lower part of the pier yet. You will let us, papa:" and the boys ran down the steps, which descended to the plat­form beneath that on which they had been standing.
" Well," said Mr. Ashton, as they came panting up to him again, " what is the result of your researches ? Edward looks as if he had something very important to communicate."
" We saw nothing but baths, papa," said Lewis.
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