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As Beutel tells the old tale, there was once upon a time a National
Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws which fathered seven
Uniform Commercial Acts, one more beautiful than the other. There is also
the story about the young girl who was as good as she was beautiful, from
whose mouth diamonds fell at every word. Her name was Commercial Law.
This lovely maiden had an ugly stepsister, Commercial Code, whose mother
was a wicked witch known professionally as the American Law Institute.
From the stepsister's mouth there came forth only loathsome toads and reptiles.

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