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I Plead For Mercy

I Plead For Mercy

A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy!” “But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon replied. “Sir,” the woman cried, “it would not…

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