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Pour tea too long ...

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  pour
tea
too
long
you'll
wish
you'd
stopped
keep
sharpening
your
sword edge
you'll
make it
fragile,
then dull
  when gold
and jade
jam
your
main hall
no one
can
keep
them
safe
pride
in cash
and status
practically
guarantees
downfall
when work
is completed
be like
the way
of heaven--
withdraw
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