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I do not say that," answered Sancho, "but that these are people condemned for their crimes to serve by force in the king's galleys.
Hence it came to pass that these two Classes could see no force in the so-called axiom about "Distinction of Sides implying Distinction of Colour"; and when all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint.
Now as this law, under a modified form, is to this day in force in England; and as it offers in various respects a strange anomaly touching the general law of Fast and Loose-Fish, it is here treated of in a separate chapter, on the same courteous principle that prompts the English railways to be at the expense of a separate car, specially reserved for the accommodation of royalty.
To some extent it is not difficult to fight and win wars, however, war could be avoided only when the army is more capable than any other force in the world," he added.
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