The agreeable eye

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An unusual occurence (2)

In the afternoons Dr. Livingstone tended his garden, of which he was immoderately proud. Pride, they say, goes before a fall, and it was while admiring his petunias that Dr. Livingstone met his death beneath the stamping feet of a herd of schoolboys. Not by nature inordinately thuggish, these young men received tutelage in physical education from a trollish gentleman with an olive-colored mustache. In addition to eradicating horticulturists, said gentleman also encouraged the youths to trample flowers, break windows, and add a red wool mitten to all loads of white laundry.


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