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Rise & Fall of the Anglo-Empire Casino Prices. Peace & War!

[Late into the dark, stormy night, candle light shines against the window pane of Mark Twain's study. A faint sound of typing is heard.]

As I witness shocks of rising & falling prices of our compounds across our empire. Our elements. By sea, land and air... I harken back to a simpler time. To a beloved speech. To a man we would follow into hell, for a heavenly cause. Many of you know the words. Follow along with me... as I read...

[Settle into chair before the telegraph operator. Skip over first page of speech, turn page slowly. Look up commoners, as you know these words.]

    Winston Churchill, New Prime Minister, First Speech, House of Commons, England, May 13, 1940. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal. But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, "come then, let us go forward together with our united strength." - Winston Churchill, First Speech as Prime Minister, Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat May 13, 1940

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