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“He ran through a list of possible crimes and vices until he found himself faced with the truth of Paolo’s claims: most of the Seven Deadly Sins were no longer so. Who would kill in order not to be exposed as having been guilty of gluttony, of sloth, of envy, or pride? Only lust remained or anger if it lead to violence, and avarice, if it could be interpreted as meaning bribe-taking. For the rest, no one any longer cared. Paradise, he had been told as a child, was a sinless world, but this brave new, post-sinful ,world in which he found himself was hardly to be confused with paradise.”  (Emphasis added.)

                                                                                                                                ~Donna Leon, Doctored Evidence