Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce

Previous Chapter Next Chapter

The Treasury and the Arms

A PUBLIC Treasury, feeling Two Arms lifting out its contents, exclaimed:

"Mr. Shareman, I move for a division."

"You seem to know something about parliamentary forms of speech," said the Two Arms.

"Yes," replied the Public Treasury, "I am familiar with the hauls of legislation."

Return to the Fantastic Fables Summary Return to the Ambrose Bierce Library

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.