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What passions, what greed, what crimes, the knowledge of such a mine as that would cause
In his truthful simple soul, not even the growing greed and worship of gold could beget any vice directly injurious to others.
He hated the shams and the hypocrisies of it and with the clear vision of an unspoiled mind he had penetrated to the rotten core of the heart of the thing--the cowardly greed for peace and ease and the safe-guarding of property rights.