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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

familiarity.

 

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