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<span class="firstcharacter">L</span> orem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
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  color: #903;
  float: left;
  font-family: Georgia;
  font-size: 75px;
  line-height: 60px;
  padding-top: 4px;
  padding-right: 8px;
  padding-left: 3px;
}
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