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The Devil's Dictionary: Friendship

by Ambrose Bierce
FRIENDLESS
FROG

FRIENDSHIP

-n.

A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.

The sea was calm and the sky was blue;
Merrily, merrily sailed we two.
(High barometer maketh glad.)
On the tipsy ship, with a dreadful shout,
The tempest descended and we fell out.
(O the walking is nasty bad!)

- Armit Huff Bettle

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