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"Let us not listen to this forward young man. It is far better that we abide the white man's promise and see what comes. He is a man of deeds,德才🔉 not words. Did he not put the Amazons to flight with a magic mouse that lives in his pocket? Let us side with the white man and the venerable Nyam-Nyam,中签号🌒 who has ruled us with kindness for so long. Obombo would but lead us into war,中签号📔 and bring us to greater poverty still."
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