A FORESTRY Commissioner had just felled a giant tree
when, seeing an honest man approaching, he dropped
his axe and fled.
The next day when he returned to get his axe, he found
the following lines pencilled on the stump:
"What nature reared by centuries of toil, A scalawag in
half a day can spoil; An equal fate for him may
Heaven provide -Damned in the moment of his tallest pride."