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The sword of Damocles


With fawning young women instead of boys, for 19th century tastes

The Sword of Damocles by Richard Westall

From The Truth by Terry Pratchett:

“We could live like kings on a dollar a day, Arnold.”

“What, you mean someone’d chop our heads off?”

“No, I –”

“Someone’d climb up inside the privy with a red-hot poker and –”

“No! I meant –”

“Someone’d drown us in a butt of wine?”

“No, that’s dying like kings, Arnold.”

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