Business: Gnomes and Dwarfs

To the imaginative, Saxon gnomes and dwarfs shuffled their twisted, contorted bodies about the money markets of Manhattan last week. They were the blue-gummed, loose-wristed, grimacing gentry who ages ago clambered out of gloomy, endless pits in Saxony, bearing queer ores, green and blue and variegated, ores which they melted down with Loki's fires and pounded with Thor's hammer into shapes useful for the villagers.

These dwarfs and gnomes were the primitive Saxon miners of copper, lead, silver and nickelite (nickel arsenide) from mines which have been yielding their wealth for centuries. For 725 years, since the beginning of the 13th Century,...

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