As I've observed previously in these pages, excessive devotion to camping is not among my failings. I could understand, therefore, when I heard of an unfortunate soul who had spent his first few days in the woods. After pitching his tent yet another time, it seemed that a walk in the woods was indicated. In about fifteen minutes the fellow rushed back into camp, bleeding and disheveled.
"What happened?" asked another camper.
"I was chased by a deadly snake!" cried the frightened man.
"What kind of a snake was it?"
"A black snake."
The camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."
"Listen," groaned the unfortunate novice, "If he can make you jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he is ..."