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Nahl published this parable, "The Idle Miner and the Industrious Miner," in 1854. The work sums up what Nahl felt were the two extremes of character brought out by the opportunities and pitfalls of mining for gold in California. The accompanying poems were probably written by Alonzo Delano ("Old Block").

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