Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce: The Kangaroo and the Zebra
The Kangaroo and the Zebra
A KANGAROO hopping awkwardly along with some bulky object concealed in her pouch met a Zebra, and desirous of keeping his attention upon himself, said:
"Your costume looks as if you might have come out of the penitentiary."
"Appearances are deceitful," replied the Zebra, smiling in the consciousness of a more insupportable wit, "or I should have to think that you had come out of the Legislature."