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I am a devil,

his wife said. You are in Hell.

Maybe in spirit,

he replied, but you look good.

No laughing matter!

she retorted, flushing red.

She looked attractive –

even more so when angry.

I don’t want to hear your voice.

He changed and went out;

he visited the Princess.

She didn’t rate him.

The trouble wasn’t worth it –

he and his wife were quite close.