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7 FOR US ALL. IN THE SPRING, WHEN THEY WERE READY TO USE THE LUMBER, THE GOVERNMENT AGENT SAID TO MY FATHER: "YOU CANNOT USE THAT. IT BELONGS TO THE GOVERNMENT." SO THE AGENT CARRIED AWAY A PART OF IT, AND THE REMAINDER OF IT LIES ON THE GROUND ROTTING. AND THIS IS THE LESSON IN MORALITY. THEN, TO CROWN THE WHOLE, THE GOVERNMENT SAYS: "ABOVE ALL, YOU MUST DO JUST AS WE SAY, OR WE WON'T FEED YOU." THUS PUTTING A PREMIUM ON IDLENESS. THIS THIRD LESSON IS THE LESSON OF INDUSTRY, MANLINESS AND INDEPENDENCE. [[paragraph symbol]] LAST OF ALL THE GOVERNMENT SAYS: "WE HAVE ADOPTED THIS POLICY IN ORDER TO CIVILIZE YOU. NOW, WHY DON'T YOU BECOME CIVILIZED?" AS THE PROCESS OF CIVILIZATION IS RATHER SLOW, IT HAVING TAKEN THE ANGLO-SAXON RACE A
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