Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968). The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
Diomedes the Pirate to Alexander
By François Villon
(French poet and vagabond, 14311463?)
THE EMPEROR reasoned with him: Why should you desire to be a pirate? And the other replied: Why call me a pirate? Because you see me going about in a little galley? If I could arm myself like you, like you I would be an emperor.