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'I dare say, my dear,' resumed the father, 'you will not do what we call thieving; but as I know there are many naughty boys in all schools, I am afraid they will teach you to commit dishonourable actions, and to tell you there is no harm in them, and that they are signs of cleverness and spirit, and qualifications very necessary for every boy to possess.'
Though that would've been thieving from a far more important figure. brett_f
If there are scumbags thieving from the public coffers and we expose them and punish them, then the rule of law is upheld and we are all better off.
Bethlem became a byword for thieving, degeneracy and institutionalised corruption.
I call it thieving because technically it is that, though it does no harm to anybody.
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