Glancing constantly at the vade mecum, he thought that the destination was nearby. Joseph was an energetic young man, so he thought nothing of leaving the roadside and trudging twelve miles in the wilderness to seek the treasure. Blowing bubbles from the gum he was chewing, he forged ahead. He did not visualize any setback in his mission. He had met his long time friend Nick at the premiere of a movie who had shared the map and the location of the treasure with him. Nick had relinquished the map to him on the condition that he will share the proceeds with him, fifty fifty. As odds were stacked in Joseph’s favor, he agreed readily. Just as he was getting near to his destination, a black cobra bit him in his calf, emptying all the neurotoxins in his blood. Joseph died a painful death, embodying the saying that greed never does anyone any good.
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11. Vade Mecum (n)) a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation.)