A HIGHWAYMAN confronted a Traveller, and covering him with a
firearm, shouted: 'Your money or your life!'
'My good friend,' said the Traveller, 'according to the terms of
your demand my money will save my life, my life my money; you imply
you will take one or the other, but not both. If that is what you
mean, please be good enough to take my life.'
'That is not what I mean,' said the Highwayman; 'you cannot save
your money by giving up your life.'
'Then take it, anyhow,' the Traveller said. 'If it will not save
my money, it is good for nothing.'
The Highwayman was so pleased with the Traveller's philosophy and
wit that he took him into partnership, and this splendid
combination of talent started a newspaper.