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Billy Budd

By Herman Melville

Ultra-Condensed by Samuel Stoddard

Captain Vere
Billy Budd, in true literary fashion, your virtue reminds me of Adam, the father of mankind.
(A mutiny almost happens.)
John Claggart
It's all Billy Budd's fault.
Captain Vere
No way, Billy Budd is innocent and pure. Let's hang him anyway.
Herman Melville


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