“Literal Obedience”

“Oh, slip on something and come down quick!”

His wife exclaimed with a frightened air.

He did: and he feels he has been played a trick–

For he slipped on a rug at the top of the stair.

 

– Bert Leston Taylor, collected in A Book of American Humorous Verse, 1917

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