Davies v. Mann

Davies' ass stood fettered there
It fattened by the road
Mann's wagon tore around the bend
Bad end its pace forbode
The dirve saw the ass was doomed,
too late for vering now!
On fateful course his wagon zoomed
and through the ass did plough
"My ass is lost," poor Davies dried
And into tears explode
"Your fault," said Mann,
"you never should
have left it in the road!"
"Not so," said Davies thoughtfully
"The Last Clear Chance was yours!"
"Your negligence has killed my ass,
and that will cost your yours!"

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