„What a strange and unfamiliar world if everyone were treated according to his deserts!“

—  Jack Vance, Lyonesse Trilogy, Lyonesse Trilogy (1983-1989), Suldrun's Garden (1983), Chapter 25, section 1 (p. 270)
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