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Part II
THE truly greedy
104. A miser writes his will and names himself as the heir.
105. A miser is asked why he eats nothing but olives. ‘Well,
I have the skin for a staple, and the seeds to burn instead of
wood, and I don’t have to wash my face after eating, since I
smear it with olive oil.’
106. A professional pauper consistently tricks his girlfriend
into thinking he is well-born and wealthy. One day, as he’s
cadging a free meal at the neighbors’, he suddenly spies
her. Turning in her direction, he calls out, ‘Send over my
cloak with the fancy clasp, will you?’

107. Another like him, a big talker but poor as a church
mouse, happens to be sick on top of everything else. His
girlfriend comes over unexpectedly and finds him prostrate
on a reed mat. Embarrassed, he lays the blame on the
doctors: ‘It was this city’s most expert physicians who
ordered me to lie on the mat.’
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