The Best Laid Schemes

I tend to read anything and everything.  I like most genres and nearly all authors.  Maybe I should be more discriminating, but I have often found wonderful little nuggets of truth or insight in the strangest places.  I have been reading a World War II novel by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV entitled, “The Assassination Option.”  In it, one of the characters misquotes Robert Burns’ lines in “To a Mouse,” when he says, “the best-laid plans gang aft agley.”  The line actually reads:
 The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
          Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
          For promis’d joy!

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