Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce
A Flourishing Industry
"ARE the industries of this country in a flourishing condition?" asked a Traveller from a Foreign Land of the first man he met in America.
"Splendid!" said the Man. "I have more orders than I can fill."
"What is your business?" the Traveller from a Foreign Land inquired.
The Man replied, "I make boxing-gloves for the tongues of pugilists."