Wednesday 23 November 2011

Awash with Rhetoric

Algernon Swift visits a political meeting and listens to a soapbox Demosthenes warn of the dangers and trials to come. The orator proclaims:

“Only the most steadfast will hold their ground!

“Only the most die-hard will not surrender!”

Algernon Swift cannot contain himself and shouts out:

“Only the most dye-fast will not change their colours!”

and is surprised to find himself hoisted on shoulders and surrounded by applause.

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