Gateway to the Classics: A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc
A Moral Alphabet by  Hilaire Belloc

N For Ned

N stands for ned,


Maria's younger brother,

Who, walking one way, chose to gaze the other.

In Blandford Square—a crowded part of town—

Two People on a tandem knocked him down;


Whereat a Motor Car, with warning shout,

Ran right on top and turned him inside out:

The damages that he obtained from these

Maintained him all his life in cultured ease.


The law protects you. Go your gentle way:

The Other Man has always got to Pay.

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