THE FOX IN A WAREHOUSE
A FOX once entered a merchant's warehouse, and finding nothing to his taste,
was quietly going out. The merchant,
who wished to have a joke with him, said,
"My dear sir, may I know what you wish
"I am afraid you have it not," said the
"What! we have everything, from a
needle to an anchor," said the merchant.
"That is just what I want," said the fox.
"If you have a needle as big as an
anchor, and an anchor as small as a
needle, you will oblige me!"
"Ah!" said the merchant? "in war
and wit, they win by a hit!"