It was a swindle, and not at all like the conduct of a great man!
Whatever worldly baseness presented itself to him, he said to himself: "Well, supposing N. N. swindled the country and the Tsar, and the country and the Tsar confer honors upon him, what does that matter?
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She stole over a million dollars in her biggest swindle.