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¥Á Â ©É¨¨ÊþÃ ¥ÁÅÁã ¬ÁÅÁÅ¥Á Â§Á ¬ÁÅÁÏŸÁ ¥Á§ÁÏžÁ ¥Á ÂŸÁÅ§Ä üÄ©ÃœÁ ¥É¨ì ¥ÄÁ¦ œÁêüÃÏúÃ ÁÇªÃÏúÃ þÁªÃÏúÃ±Í¦É; ¥Á Â ¦Î©ÁþÁ ¥É¨ì Ì¨ìÌþÃ ¡Á¦ úÄ¡Áô§ÁÅœÍÁ úÃ¥Ãé ¥Á ¥Á Âé©Á¨ ±Â§Á©ÍœÁÅ§ÁÅ ÁžÂ! þÁ§ÁüÂœÃÃ þÄœÃ ¦ÁÅþÁäžÂ ! While our priceless innocent, delicate,nectarine and fra- grant life, for you is sacrificed and frayed, withered and laid utterly destroyed - ravishing our youth, sweep with broom. - Alas ! is there morality among the Human Race?
£ÅžÁã žÊ©ÁôþÃ ¤ÁÆ¥Ã¨Í ¡ÁôýÃÛþÂ©Áô ¬ÁÿÁü ¥ÁÁÅ ¡Êë¥Á þÄ¨ÍþÁ úÁúÉÖþÊ¥Ã? ÏžÁ¥ÁÅþÁÅ ÿÁœÁê úÊ¬ÉÃ ÿÁÏœÁÁÅÏÁ! ¥Ë¨¡ÁÃ±Í¦É þÍ¦! þÄ ¥ÁþÁÅü üþÁé. In the land of the Buddha thou art born, but perhaps, thou art devoid of innate love, Oh, cold murderer, thou slayeth beauteous charm, defiled is thy birth in human form !!!
In the least, we have no right to destroy mother natures glory !