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The Wisdom of Mark Twain—And Tales of Cheating the Unwary Prospector

I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.

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