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"Near our vineyard there was a pear tree laden with fruit that was not
attractive in either flavor or form. One night, when I [at the age of
sixteen] had played until dark on the sandlot with some other juvenile
delinquents, we went to shake that tree and carry off its fruit. From it
we carried off huge loads, not to feast on, but to throw to the pigs,
although we did eat a few ourselves. We did it just because it was

Saint Augustine
[Augustine of Hippo (Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis)] (354-430) Bishop of Hippo Regius, philosopher and theologian
his book, Confessions (circa A.D. 398)

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