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Example :

'After winter comes the spring,' he said, 'and after troubles come the good times; we have only to wait, wait! Now the mansion is mortgaged! Now it is high time indeed – and so we shall have gold! By Easter!'


Then Easter morning came, and the bells rang and the sun shone in the heavens.(...)

Comment on this quote: Valdemar Daae attempts to create gold through alchemy. His greed has darkened his mind. His hope for succes is an illusion.