ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs.  It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling companion lodged at a wayside inn. The surroundings were suggestive, and after supper they agreed to tell robber stories in turn. 'Once there was a Farmer-General of the Revenues.' Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue. 'That,' he said, 'is the story.' -Ambrose Bierce

 

ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling companion lodged at a wayside inn. The surroundings were suggestive, and after supper they agreed to tell robber stories in turn. 'Once there was a Farmer-General of the Revenues.' Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue. 'That,' he said, 'is the story.'


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