The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2184207
Posted By: Amos
01-Nov-07 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
My own piggery, sir, has been enjoined roundly not to appear at holiday gatherings, and I have studied long the art of keeping it safely distant therefrom.

I offer herewith for both erudition and amusement, not to mention improvement, the following moral tale from our own best-respected Franklin, whose autobiography I have lately revisited, which plainly explains the fact that I am writing funny.

"There was a salt-marsh that bounded part of the mill-pond, on the edge of which, at high water, we used to stand to fish for minnows. By much trampling, we had made it a mere quagmire. My proposal was to build a wharff there fit for us to stand upon, and I showed my comrades a large heap of stones, which were intended for a new house near the marsh, and which would very well suit our purpose. Accordingly, in the evening, when the workmen were gone, I assembled a number of my play-fellows, and working with them diligently like so many emmets, sometimes two or three to a stone, we brought them all away and built our little wharff. The next morning the workmen were surprised at missing the stones, which were found in our wharff. Inquiry was made after the removers; we were discovered and complained of; several of us were corrected by our fathers; and though I pleaded the usefulness of the work, mine convinced me that nothing was useful which was not honest".


The moral is profound and much to be reflected upon by all those who would dance in the shadows of the MOAB, do you not agree?


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