Mark Twain in Old Crow ad from 1981
In America we prefer to kindle the fire with the kerosene can and chance the
- "Some National Stupidities"
A village fire-company does not often get a chance to show off, and so when it does get a chance it makes the most of it. Such citizens of that village as were of a thoughtful and judicious temperament did not insure against fire; they insured gainst the fire-company.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson
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