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What are they threatening to do if they find out that Gregory Kuzmich is guilty of stealing in "The Confession"?

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The confession is a highly amusing and rather wry account of the hypocrisy of society and the way that they are happy to benefit from a man's wealth until it becomes clear that the wealth has been acquired through suspect means. Gregory Kuzmich, the narrator of this short story, states how everybody courted him and he was considered to be a shaker and mover of society, even though there were vicious rumours concerning his wealth and...

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