thought collections or just stories
|Date||10 September 2014|
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|syllables per word||1.53|
|words per sentence||19.09|
|Flesch reading ease score:||58|
|Automated readability index:||11|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||9.9|
|Gunning fog index:||12.7|
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