Every Man for Himself

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A great city was besieged, and its inhabitants were called together to consider the best means of protecting it from the enemy. A bricklayer earnestly recommended bricks as affording the best material for an effective resistance, A carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber as a preferable method of defence. Upon which a currier stood up and said,its, I differ from you altogether: there is no material for resistance equal ro a covering of hides; and nothing so good as leather."


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