AN Anarchist Orator who had been struck in the face with a Dead Cat
by some Respector of Law to him unknown, had the Dead Cat arrested
and taken before a Magistrate.
'Why do you appeal to the law?' said the Magistrate - 'You who go
in for the abolition of law.'
'That,' replied the Anarchist, who was not without a certain
hardness of head, 'that is none of your business; I am not bound to
be consistent. You sit here to do justice between me and this Dead
'Very well,' said the Magistrate, putting on the black cap and a
solemn look; 'as the accused makes no defence, and is undoubtedly
guilty, I sentence her to be eaten by the public executioner; and
as that position happens to be vacant, I appoint you to it, without
One of the most delighted spectators at the execution was the
anonymous Respector of Law who had flung the condemned.