An attempt to isolate pure ammonium goes awry when the result turns out to look very much like gold. Everybody wants to get some and steal the secret of its manufacture—until they find out what it smells like.

This early attempt at humor is truly awful and should be avoided. In short, it—well, it stinks.

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