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see url For a while, it seemed as if the stork deposited a baby, every year at the House by the Banyan Tree near the Canal. Only two boys broke the rhythm, to arrive as Twins at places 5 and 6.
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http://salsiando.com/finelit/4614 There were no birth certificates issued, to validate the claim, that they could have held the record, for the couple with the highest number of children, in their time. My grandfather, my Velliappachan, made meticulous entries of the births and deaths of his children in the Old Family Bible. With time, these entries smudged and faded.
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