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Removed unsourced quoteEdit

Hello, after reading the article I removed an unsourced claim which User:Nvvchar made. He claimed it as a quote of Tipu's sayings inscribed on his sword. However, the source he used never claimed Tipu ever said it nor calls it as his saying. The source "Mysore Gazetteer" in question is here: [1]. It can be seen the source nowhere claims the inscription was Tipu's sayings. The addition of it as a quote and sayings of Tipu is thus unsourced as the source never claimed it was. WQ:SAU allows removal of unsourced sections and thus I have been forced to remove it which Jedi3 claimed was Tipu’s sayings without verification. 01:09, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Removed irrelevant quoteEdit

Hello, I removed an irrelevant non-notable quote from User:Jedi3 from a fictional novel. The quote doesn't even have Tipu Sultan as the main subject. He is only mentioned. The main topic as can be seen is the moonstone. Quotes should be on-topic. Also it is not notable by much, even if the author might be, everything they say doesn't become notable. Therefore, there is no reason why it should remain here. 18:23, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Here's the quote:

The Moonstone passed (carrying its curse with it) from one lawless Mohammedan hand to another; and still, through all chances and changes, the successors of the three guardian priests kept their watch, waiting the day when the will of Vishnu the Preserver should restore to them their sacred gem. Time rolled on from the first to the last years of the eighteenth Christian century. The Diamond fell into the possession of Tippoo, Sultan of Seringapatam, who caused it to be placed as an ornament in the handle of a dagger, and who commanded it to be kept among the choicest treasures of his armoury. Even then--in the palace of the Sultan himself--the three guardian priests still kept their watch in secret. There were three officers of Tippoo’s household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master’s confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.

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