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The Old Man of the Mountain, twenty years later

I have nothing revelatory to write about today. Twenty years ago, I wrote something. I read it again today. The only new thought I have: it seems I don’t have a well of emotions I can express in anything like … Continue reading

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The Old Man of The Mountain

The Assassins, who are a people dependent on Phoenicia, are considered by the Mohometans to be sovereignly devout and pure in morals. They hold that the surest way to merit paradise is to kill someone of an opposing religion. They … Continue reading

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