As the noose was slipped 'round Nathan Hale's neck he uttered this exclamation:
"I regret that I have but one life to give for my nation!"
But to his executioner he whispered an aside and had this to say:
"Between you and me, I'd just as soon be fishin' on Nantuckett Bay!"
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 3 in PD'S "Battle Of The Clerihew" Contest - January 2012
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