Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
The Serpent and The Supreme Court Justice, a fable for children
Once upon a time, a supreme court justice was tending his garden. A serpent appeared between the daisies and the dahlias. The two stared at each other, the justice waiting for the serpent to plead his case and the serpent expecting a curse. While they faced each other in silence, a squirrel gobbled the cucumber bush and an owl took a shrieking mouse.
Moral: Crime is chaotic and justice still.
PRUDENCE, n. The mistrust of the mind toward the feet.