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The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?

Mhk pyodm gzbak mhbm Y abr jkzz okqkqlko jbd b zbowk gzkbdbrm qkbcej jymh b gerc ep azkbo jbmko yr ym. Deqk dhbcx mokkd zkbrkc eiko ym, brc otdhkd brc jbmko-zyzykd wokj bm mhk ckkg krc. Eiko mhk hkcwk er erk dyck jk zeenkc yrme b gzetwhkc pykzc, brc er mhk emhko jk zeenkc eiko b wbmk bm eto qbdmko'd hetdk, jhyah dmeec lx mhk oebcdyck; bm mhk meg ep mhk qkbcej jbd b woeik ep pyo mokkd, brc bm mhk lemmeq b otrryrw loeen eikohtrw lx b dmkkg lbrn.

Jhyzk Y jbd xetrw Y zyikc tger qx qemhko'd qyzn, bd Y aetzc rem kbm wobdd. Yr mhk cbxmyqk Y obr lx hko dyck, brc bm rywhm Y zbx cejr azedk lx hko. Jhkr ym jbd hem jk tdkc me dmbrc lx mhk gerc yr mhk dhbck ep mhk mokkd, brc jhkr ym jbd aezc jk hbc b ryak jboq dhkc rkbo mhk woeik.

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Answer: Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell.

The piece of text is from the original book and should read:

The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a ploughed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.

While I was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a nice warm shed near the grove.

a has been represented by b.
b has been represented by l.
c has been represented by a.
d has been represented by c.
e has been represented by k.
f has been represented by p.
g has been represented by w.
h has been represented by h.
i has been represented by y.
j has been represented by s.
k has been represented by n.
l has been represented by z.
m has been represented by q.
n has been represented by r.
o has been represented by e.
p has been represented by g.
q has been represented by u.
r has been represented by o.
s has been represented by d.
t has been represented by m.
u has been represented by t.
v has been represented by i.
w has been represented by j.
x has been represented by f.
y has been represented by x.
z has been represented by v.


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