Thus did I excite in him a fierce craving, and incline him with the inclination of gobbling and greed, and he became greedy. But he did not know he had fallen into the trap.

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‘To obtain thy livelihood make use of every means;
Do not be satisfied with any condition,
But be equal to any enormity;
For man becomes incapable,

there is no doubt about it.’

THE MAQAMA OF BAGHDAD

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