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Down Drinking at the Bar

Joe Morrison wasn't particularly happy. His wife, who had been much too fond of drink had developed Korsakov, and she'd been in a care centre for years. He usually visited her in the afternoons.

Life was lonely at home; it had been lonely for as long as he could remember. There were a few comforts he'd stuck to, all those years: his collection of poetry, string quartets, a dram before bed and the barmaid at the Rose and Crown.

. . . "Didn't you hear? He drove into tree. Must've been dead at once."

"Oh no," Polly said. She slumped down with her arms on the bar, put her head on her arms and cried.

When I strip the paragraph tag, I get:

Down Drinking at the Bar

Joe Morrison wasn't particularly happy. His wife, who had been much too fond of drink had developed Korsakov, and she'd been in a care centre for years. He usually visited her in the afternoons.

Life was lonely at home; it had been lonely for as long as he could remember. There were a few comforts he'd stuck to, all those years: his collection of poetry, string quartets, a dram before bed and the barmaid at the Rose and Crown.

. . .

"Didn't you hear? He drove into tree. Must've been dead at once."

"Oh no," Polly said. She slumped down with her arms on the bar, put her head on her arms and cried.

The first one always has the blank lines when reading. The latter can be styled however you want it. When I look at the method replace_br_with_p, I found the following comment: # Find all bexisting blocks with p, pre and blockquote tags, we need to shields break tags inside those. That's what made me strip the paragraph tag. JimmXinu12-18-2013, 12:46 AMI picked a story from the author that rlh3 posted: http://www.literotica.com/s/down-drinking-at-the-bar. The choice was simply that it had a short first paragraph. ... This version changes the p tag to a div tag and adds another br explicitly to each page. It appears to work for both replace_br_with_p: true and false. However, I don't have a big enough sample set to know if all literotica stories use