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王子さまは、王さまに別れの挨拶をして、旅に出ました。夕方、ある町をとおりにかかると、鐘が鳴っています。

What does ある町 mean? I don't see it, is it something like "The town he's in?"

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In that context ある means "one" or "some". ある町 means "some town".

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    To add to the answer, I want to point out that it is 或{ある}, not the normal 有る{ある}, so they're separate words that sound the same (and both are normally written in hiragana, which doesn't help).
    – Blavius
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 20:43
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In this context it means he was passing another town. So 'another' or 'some' may be an apt translation here.

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