The Two Men Who were Enemies

Two men who were enemies sailed on the same vessel. Determined to keep as far apart as possible, one seated himself in the stern and the other in the prow of the ship. A violent storm having arisen, and the vessel being in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of the two ends of the ship would go down first. On his replying that he supposed it would be the prow, then said the man; "Death would not be grievous to me, if I could only see my enemy die before me."