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I have called him an atavism, but in this he was worse than an atavism, for the males of the lower animals do not maltreat and murder their mates.
was Gluck's reply--"to sell to you that which would enable you to enslave and maltreat suffering Humanity?
When its head was knocked off, out came a stream of gold, which the Carpenter quickly picked up and said, "Well, I think thou art altogether contradictory and unreasonable; for when I paid you honor, I reaped no benefits: but now that I maltreat you I am loaded with an abundance of riches.