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by Guy Fleming from first edition of LETTERS FROM THE EARTH
from the Dave Thomson collection
A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it
is going to be found out.
- "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg"
There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular one is Providence.
- Notebook, 1898
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