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The Cat Killed Curiosity


To make a short story

long, invention is


the mother of necessity

and too many


broths can spoil

the cook—want not


waste not

manner your minds


contempt breeds



Birds of a flock feather

together and if you lie


down with fleas

you’ll wake up


with dogs. Let lying

cats sleep.


There’s madness

in the method. Every


silver lining

has a cloud


and sometimes words

speak louder


than actions.

Now look


what dragged in

the cat.

Barbara Campbell