In order to minimize expenditures, Dean planned to skip the motel bit and camp out on the tour.
The South German states that should minimize the risk of a French attack.
The discrepancies produced in this way are, however, very small, if care is taken to minimize the distance between the silver film and the photographic plate and to select a reasonably good piece of glass for the reseau.
Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
But it tends to minimize the importance of the distinction of that which is prior to individual experience and that which results therefrom.