Loving the Loafer

James Thurber
“The Courtship of Arthur and Al”
Fables for Our Time

They are two beavers. One is industrious and constantly working; the other, eats, swims and plays. The one “died without ever having had a vacation in his life.” The other continued to eat, swim and play and “had a long life with a Wonderful Time.” The other is the one who’s marriage proposition is turned down hence the moral offered by Thurber: “It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.”

And so for day 2882

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