Comment: Promises, Promises, Promises.

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Promises, Promises, Promises.

Money seldom changes hands... Gold seldom leaves vaults. Reports of gold sales by one bank to another seems to be legal fiction. It accounted to the nearest 1 or 0.

Legal tender is also legal fiction.

"... all about money..." was an exaggeration.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul