The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio Author:Lloyd Alexander Not that I had ever done so, but I assured Baksheesh that I could, if need be, give a good sharp account of myself. — "if You're so sure, then no need to prove it," he said. "Instead, follow the wisest course: Take to your heels. Run like the wind." — I told him I did not consider myself a coward. — "If you will permit me to observe," Baksheesh s... more »aid, "O Yet Unripe Persimmon, you are too young to know. With luck, may you live to be an old and happy coward. As the saying goes: Better a live jackass than a dead lion"