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The laborers, would refrain from complaining except to one another--and generally in Portuguese, fully aware that higher ups were more likely to side with the extorter who could have made the laborers' lives even more difficult.
49] The second, to judge from the military detail, is the actual defeat of the Crusader enterprise from 1187 to 1191, but joined retroactively to Rashi's story in order to "punish" Godfrey, the would-be extorter of the Jews.
In contrast, both parties have their concerns: the extorter worries about his inability to credibly commit to inflicting pain, and the extorted fears ex post political opportunism.
People such as vicious extorter Colin Morrison who, as we reveal today, charged 11million per cent interest - backing up his lending with extreme violence.