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Seven Cures for a Lean Purse

Tell me, Arkad, is there any secret to acquiring wealth? Can it be taught?"

The king of Babylon is worried because there are only a few wealthy men in the city, while the majority of the people are poor. He asks his Chancellor why so few men become rich. The Chancellor discerns that it is because the rich men have a better understanding of money. The king wonders whether other people could also be taught to find their way to wealth. The Chancellor suggests that Arkad, the richest man in Babylon, could teach people the secrets to acquiring wealth. Arkad offers the king Seven Cures for a Lean Purse. His teachings are based on the ways in which he became rich.

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