"When Shoji began to describe her recollections from August 6, 1945, she took on a staccato pattern of speech, gesticulating rapidly. A tiny woman with pixie-gray hair and a sweet, flushed face, she slapped her small hands together and pummelled her head with pinched fingers, as if to imitate flying debris from the blast."
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Kelburn Castle in Scotland is a stately home whose original structure likely dates from before the 13th century. It is thought to be one of the oldest castles in Scotland to have been continuously occupied by the same family — the other being Dunvegan Castle — and its original Norman Keep (which was built primarily for defense rather than comfort) is now enclosed within a larger home that was completed around 1581.
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