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The Lilies of the Field

“There is a young legend developing on the west side of the mountains. It will, inevitably, grow with the years. Like all legends it is composed of falsehood and fact. In this case, the truth is more compelling than the trappings of the imagination with which it has been invested. The man who has become a legendary figure was, perhaps, of greater stature in simple reality than he ever will be in the oft-repeated, and expanded, tales which commemorate his deeds. Here, before the whole matter gets out of hand, is how it was…”

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