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"His blankets? Bed curtains? You don't mean to say you took 'em down, rings and all, with him lying there?"
"Yes I do. If he wanted to keep 'em after he was dead, why wasn't he natural in his lifetime! If he had been, he'd have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying, gasping out his last there, alone by himself."

"Put yourself in his place. You may not know it, but a complete scribbler, or first card-engine, consists of a breast, or small swift, and two swifts, with the accompanying workers, strippers, fancies, doffers, etc. And if you don't have any carding machinery or power looms, if you don't have any electric motors to run them, or any dynamos to generate the electricity, or any turbines to run the dynamos, or any coal to raise steam, or any blast furnaces to make steel—why then, obviously, you must depend for your fine cloth on the cemeteries of those who once enjoyed these advantages."
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Miracle Max: It just so happens that your friend here is Only Mostly Dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.
Inigo Montoya: What's that?
Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

Aveline: Don't forget to loot the bodies.
Chuck: [chuckling] I was expecting that more from the pirate captain than from the cop. "We're not thieves, we just root through the pockets of dead people!"


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