by: Arthur Conan Doyle
- HE cheese-mites asked how the
cheese got there,
- And warmly debated the matter;
- The Orthodox said that it came from the air,
- And the Heretics said from the platter.
- They argued it long and they argued it strong,
- And I hear they are arguing now;
- But of all the choice spirits who lived in the cheese,
- Not one of them thought of a cow.
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"A Parable" is reprinted
from Songs of Action. A. Conan Doyle. London: John Murray,