Safe, but not comfortable.--In the battle at Bull Run
, a soldier around whom the cannon shot were flying particularly thick, on seeing one strike and bury itself in a bank near him, sprang to the hole it had scooped out, remarking, “Shoot away!
You can't hit twice in the same place.”
At the instant another shot struck at a few feet distance, almost covering the fellow with sand and gravel.
Emerging from what had so nearly become his grave, he continued the unfinished sentence, “But you can come so pesky near it that the first hole is uncomfortable.” --N. Y. World, Aug