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- ...head on which the world had placed a price of millions for the purpose of delivering it to the rot of death...... The face she had thought too beautiful for the scars of a productive career-she kept thinking numbly, missing half his words-the face too beautiful to risk...... Then it struck her that his physical perfection was only a simple illustration, a childish lesson given to her in crudely obvious terms on the nature of the outer world and on the fate of any human value in a subhuman age.3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (9% in)
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